Student Athletes

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is dedicated to supporting Student Athletes as we recognize how busy they are in juggling a full academic workload while also spending hours practicing and competing for their sport. OCS works with Student Athletes on all aspects of the career exploration process, assists them in searching and applying for internships and jobs as well as graduate school.

OCS will meet with students to discuss possible career pathways, strategize on the job search, conduct mock interviews, review LinkedIn profiles and more. To accommodate their busy schedules, OCS has a dedicated career advisor who offers advising sessions every Friday at Payne Whitney Gym for student athletes only (appointments will be virtual in Fall 2020). In addition to advising, OCS also offers specialized programming and resources for Student Athletes. Student Athletes can see resources available to their career field (or fields) of interest by visiting our Career Community pages.

Student Athlete Guide to Getting a Job

The following article is written by Katy McWhirter and covers the following:

Setting Yourself Up for a Career

How Athletic Skills Translate to Career Skills

Career Spotlight: 5 Jobs Student Athletes Should Consider

6 Resume Writing Tips for Student Athletes

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How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search

When you’re writing a resume, your education and past jobs are far from the only things that matter. The truth is, the past experiences and skills that employers care about can come from a number of places. And particularly when …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Vanderbilt University’s Picture Your Career Workbook

Vanderbilt University has written and publicly shared a 132-page workbook, Picture Your Career, for using visual thinking with careers!

Students and alumni are encouraged to download it — anyone who might find the information helpful.  It is a great way to …

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Summer Experience Award

The Summer Experiences Award provides a stipend for a range of domestic and international opportunities to Yale College first-years, sophomores, and juniors on Yale financial aid. Students eligible for this award can use it for either:

A US-Based Experience: A …

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Transferrable Skills for Student Athletes

What are transferable skills?
Transferable skills are a set of skills that one develops over time and can be useful to employers across various jobs and industries. There are certain skills that a student athlete naturally develops during years
of …

By Robyn Acampora
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Career Resources

Global Jobs

Jobs for Global Professionals NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government, Private Sector

Great resource for students. Allows you to select entry level …

NCAA After the Game – the former student athlete experience

NCAA After the Game supports a thriving community of millions of former student-athletes from more than 1,100-member schools through career …

Support for Sports’ Career Self-Exploration for Student-Athletes

Although not always recognized as such, being a “student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, …

Community Spotlights

Nyasha Sarju

Student Athlete
  • Yale Women's Basketball Team, Class of 2016

Kylie Stannard

Student Athlete
  • 5K Corral Head Coach of Yale Men's Soccer

Garth Holden

Student Athlete
  • Yale Heavyweight Crew Team, Class of 2020

Ryan Simpson

Student Athlete
  • Yale Men's Soccer Team, Class of 2017

CONTACT & LOCATION

Phone
(203) 432-0800
Address

55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Fl.
New Haven, CT 06510

SERVICE HOURS

  Academic Year Summer Hours
M 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
T 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
W 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
TH 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
F 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm

The office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.