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.

 

What Size Company Is Right for You? Here’s What I’ve Learned Going From Startups to a Fortune 500 Company

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
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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4 Skills Startup CEOs Need to Succeed

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
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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How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Skills in College

College in America has been getting a lot of criticism, some of it warranted, and some of it based on misunderstandings about what college is supposed to accomplish. Certainly, there is truth in the claim that not everyone who graduates …

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - 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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LinkedIn Top Startups 2020

The 50 U.S. companies on the rise.

The 2020 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 50 young, resilient companies where America wants to work now.

2020 has been a year of upheaval as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, …

By Jessi Hempel
Jessi Hempel
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Do You Need to Use Social Media to Find a Job?

Not everyone’s on Facebook—or Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites that seem to be where all the action happens online. Even in this connected age, there are lots of valid reasons to stay off social media, ranging from …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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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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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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