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.

 

AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

“Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are hot, with demand surging 1,400% in 2019, according to a new State of Software Engineers report by job site Hired. This means that AR/VR knowledge is the hot new thing, supplanting blockchain engineers, who …

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Coding vs Programming: The Crucial Differences

If you’ve spent time around the development world, you’ve likely heard the terms coding and programming used interchangeably. In most people’s minds, coders and programmers are the same thing and bring to mind a person using a language only computers …

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Adweek Together: The Future of Entrepreneurship

“Kim Kaupe, founder of The Superfan Company, went on tour with Oprah Winfrey and WW with fan packaging earlier this year. Then, the Covid-19 crisis halted summer plans for brands, and live experiences were delayed. What’s a company and entrepreneur …

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Quick Tips for Building a Strong UX Portfolio

Before you can apply to jobs, you need to ensure that your UX design resume and portfolio are as strong as possible. These act as an introduction to your experience and skills for recruiters and hiring managers who are assessing …

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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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