Designing Your Career: Online Tool

Design Thinking is a process to build your way forward through enlightened trial and error, driven by empathy for the user. What will you do after you graduate?  Which career paths make sense for you?

Yale University’s Office of Career Strategy is proud to offer this effective and engaging online tool to the public, based on Stanford University’s innovative approach to applying Design Thinking principles to career decision-making. Please visit our designated page for more information on Designing Your Career@Yale.

This tool should be used at your own pace. If this is your first time accessing it, you may choose to work your way through the steps in order, but you are invited to begin where it is most beneficial for you. It is helpful to take notes as you progress, as there are several exercises to help you explore and create a roadmap for achieving your goals.

The Design Process is individual and yields different results for each person at different developmental stages. We encourage you to return to this process as your life and your career evolve in new directions.

Students and alums of Yale College, Yale GSAS, and Yale Postdocs, are invited to schedule an advising appointment to discuss this process further.

Designing Your Career @Yale is generously supported by The Hastings Foundation.

The DYC tool was programmed by Xuan Wu, a Stanford alum and the founder of Xinspire, a mentoring and networking platform designed for university student and alumni engagement. He is also the software developer for Stanford’s Meaningful Work Kit