Startups, Entrepreneurship & Freelance Work

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Working at an early-stage startup, at a startup that is rapidly growing, or at an established company with a culture of innovation are all excellent professional opportunities that are possible for you after graduation. While the settings and work cultures may vary based on the size or type of company, what these opportunities have in common is that they place a high value on innovative thinking, encourage independent work, and are focused on problem-solving.

For more information on the ins and outs of becoming an entrepreneur, working at a startup or early stage non-profit, or becoming a freelancer, check out the many articles and companies within the Vault resource, or the Latest News curated for this community.

Below are valuable sources available for those at Yale interested in creating innovative solutions to challenges. The Office of Career Strategy also provides many external Career Resources for entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups towards the bottom of this page.

 

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Tsai CITY Intensive: Innovation from the Inside (P3)

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The Innovation from the Inside (P3) intensive will introduce students from Yale University and selected international academic institutions to the mindsets and frameworks used by innovative thinkers and practitioners who tackle the world’s greatest challenges through public-private partnerships (“P3”). Led …

By Chelsea Xu
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Biotech Pros Share Career Insights

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On January 28, 2021, students, faculty, and staff gathered virtually to hear industry insiders’ insights. Three professionals, including moderator Anna L. Barry, Ph.D. 1998, Chief Operating Officer, Korro Bio; Tracy Nicholson, Vice President Recruiting, Third Rock Ventures; and Andrea DiMella, …

By David Halek
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Should You Take a Startup Job During the Pandemic? 5 Tips to Help You Decide

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Taking a job at a startup has always been considered a riskier move than working for a company that’s been around for a while, has a track record of success, and has weathered a storm or two. But if you were …

By Neal Taparia - The Muse
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What Size Company Is Right for You? Here’s What I’ve Learned Going From Startups to a Fortune 500 Company

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Last year, after a decade of working at small startups, I set my sights on larger, established companies: Series Bs, recent IPOs, and the Fortune 500. Recently married, in my mid-30s, and staring down a global pandemic, I was looking …

By Neal Shyam - The Muse
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4 Skills Startup CEOs Need to Succeed

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The latest New York Times Corner Office column is one of the most enlightening and inspiring in recent memory. In it, Leila Janah, the founder and CEO of a skin care startup as well as an antipoverty nonprofit, speaks openly …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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