STEM PhD Pathways

Graduate students and postdocs in STEM fields have a wealth of resources to help you explore careers that could be a great fit for you. Take advantage of the STEM-focused resources listed below to jump start your career development. Please follow up with an appointment with OCS advisors to help hone a professional and career development strategy that maximizes your time at Yale.

Explore STEM PhD Pathways

Are you curious about careers beyond the academy? Do you want to hear hands-on experiences from Yale Alumni and practitioners who have paved successful career paths? OCS spotlights career paths in diverse fields — venture capital, biotech/pharma, science education, technology — through hosting conversations with industry experts, company site visits, and featuring online resources.

Utilize the tools below to explore the broad array of career opportunities available for graduate students and postdocs.

STEM Career Development Modules

Jump start your career development! These six modules offer activities and easy-to-follow tips to get started on networking, crafting a resume, interviewing, and more. You may follow the curriculum independently, or form your own small group of peers to share findings, discuss challenges, and productively reflect on the completed activities.

2024-25 McDougal Fellows Program: Apply by March 8th

We invite applications from current Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) PhD students to serve as a graduate student fellow in the new McDougal Fellows Program for the 2024-25 academic year.

The new McDougal Fellows Program aims to provide …

By Jacob Gonzalez (he/him)
Jacob Gonzalez (he/him) Senior Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services
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Connect with BCG: Spring Programming

Please check this opportunity out from Boston Consulting Group

Here is information for Yale PhDs, postdocs, and JDs.

BCG’s spring programming introduces Advanced Degree Candidates to the world of consulting, BCG, and our Bridge to BCG program.

Bridge to BCG

By Dean Centa
Dean Centa
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Career strategy support for GSAS students and postdocs – schedule a consultation today!

Advisors are available for confidential, one-on-one consultations for GSAS students and postdocs interested in careers within and beyond the academy.

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GSAS students and postdocs can make an advising appointment with OCS advisers Hyun Ja …

By Jacob Gonzalez (he/him)
Jacob Gonzalez (he/him) Senior Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services
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First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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