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Students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the postdoctoral scholars are invited to connect with the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) in the following ways.

Please note OCS offers career advice on non-academic careers. Graduate students with questions about the academic job search should connect with their adviser(s) along with their your department's academic placement officer, which may be the department DGS. Postdoctoral scholars pursuing academic careers should contact their department or Dr. John Alvaro, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at john.alvaro@yale.edu.

TOC:

Option 1: Online Resume and Cover Letter Review Service

  • Email your resume and/or cover letter in PDF format; please do not submit CVs.
  • Indicate at the top of your document(s) the target organization or industry.
  • Feedback will be sent to you within 7 business days. Plan ahead, do not submit for a review close to a deadline.
  • If you need a quicker review, please bring your document to drop-in hours (when classes are in session) or make an appointment with an advisor via the Yale Career Link.
  • Please note that you may only have one resume and one coverletter reviewed per semester via the online service. 

Question: Need help starting your resume or cover letter?‚Äč

Option 2: Visit OCS During Drop-in Hours (when classes are in session)

Drop-in sessions are 15 minutes and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

Advisers can address the following during general drop-in hours: (1) overview of resources; (2) interview or employer event preparation; (3) first steps of your job search; (4) resume or cover letter review if a quicker review is needed than available through the online review service.

  • Monday- Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy

Health Professions Advisory Program (HPAP) Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

HPAP advisors assist students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions to make thoughtful decisions about their future. Learn more and schedule an HPAP appointment.

  • Regular Drop-Ins: Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm and Fridays 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Extended Health Professions Drop-Ins during shopping period:
  •             Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm
  •             Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am - 12 pm

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

  • Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 pm (September - November Only)

Pre-Law Drop-Ins (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

  • Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm (Fall Semester Only)

Yale-coordinated Internships Drop-ins: (55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor)

  • Mondays 10am-1pm, Thursdays 1-4pm (November 27, 2017 - March 31, 2018)
  • Upon arriving at 55 Whitney 3rd floor, turn right out of the elevators, and left down the hall to sign up!

Option 3: Schedule an Advising Appointment

Request an appointment with a career adviser through Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Please do not schedule multiple appointments within a two-week period. 

If this is your first time logging into Yale Career Link, please go to the login page and click on the 'forgot password' option, using your Yale email address as your username. Click on the 'Calendar/Appointments' tab on the left side of your homepage.  From there you can search for available appointments and submit your request.

Appointment Cancelation Policies

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please cancel no later than 5:00 pm the prior business day. If you arrive for your appointment more than 10 minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.

Alumni: Connect with the Office of Career Strategy

Alumni are invited to request a 30 minute appointment on line using the Yale Career Link

  • Your username is your your email address and click “forgot password” to reset your password.
  • If you have never logged in please click on “sign up.” Once you are logged in, select the “Calendar/Appointments” tab on the left side of the screen. From there you can search for available appointments and submit your request. 
  • If you are scheduling a telephone appointment please indicate that in your request and call the main telephone number (203.432.0800) at your appointment time.

Law School Personal Statement Review for Alumni:

Anne M. Richard offers a 30-60 minute complimentary session for Yale Alumni to discuss one draft of their personal statement. Anne has served as dean of admissions at several top-tier law schools – University of Virginia School of Law, The George Washington University Law School, and George Mason University School of Law. Prior to entering higher education, Anne was a litigation associate and partner in a large law firm in Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia and an attorney in the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In her work in law school admissions for more than 16 years, Anne has helped hundreds of individuals work their way through the admissions process; has worked with admissions committees; has reviewed and made admissions decisions on tens of thousands of applications; has guided prospective law students through the financial aid process. Anne earned her law degree from Yale Law School; a master’s in economics from Boston College; and a bachelor’s degree in English and economics from Boston College. 
 

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm (Academic Year)
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm (Summer)
  • The Office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.