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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Create a Target Employer List (Job Search Road Map)

Your target employer list is a critical element of your job search plan. Having a target list provides a road map as you begin your employer research and outreach efforts. An employer target list can start with industry (e.g., Healthcare), …

By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations David Halek
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Computer Science vs. Software Engineering: What’s the Difference?

Two occupations that are often confused in the tech industry are computer science and software engineering. But, while they may be similar in nature and fundamentals, they shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

For one, software engineers are professionals who specialize in

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Paid Student Roles available at Tsai CITY

Tsai CITY invites student partners to lend your ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to help build a center that inspires all students and builds meaningful opportunities to experiment, learn, and build solutions to real-world problems.

More info @ https://city.yale.edu/join-our-team

By Derek I. Webster
Derek I. Webster Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers Derek I. Webster
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3 Tips for Freelancers Who Feel Like They’re Always Chasing Client Payments

More people than ever before are discovering the benefits of freelancing. Working for yourself means more schedule flexibility, increased freedom with where you work, and exposure to a wide variety of projects and industries. As a result, freelancing is a …

By YunoJuno - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Resume Builder! Forage’s Virtual Work Experiences

Forage offers virtual work experiences, which are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. They are 5-6 hours …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Career Resources

Yale Computer Science Technical Interview Preparation Guide

If you are interviewing for a technical coding role, in addition to behavioral questions, you will likely have a technical …

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Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates after graduation. This interactive tool allows users to search these outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for the more detailed reports.

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    • To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
91.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 91.7% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $71,030 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology and Healthcare

 

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First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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