FAQ’s: Recruiting at Yale

Thank you for your interest in learning more about hiring Yale talent. We hope this website page is a useful resource for you. On this page are answers to many of the questions that employers frequently ask us.

If you have questions that are not answered here, or elsewhere on our website, please use our Employer Inquiry Form and a member of the Employer Relations teams will contact you shortly.

OCS offers the Yale Career Link (YCL) job and internship database. This platform is your gateway to accessing top-notch talent at Yale University. YCL will allow you to easily post your job and internship opportunities and manage the application process. Read more.

OCS follows the internship parameters established by NACE’s (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Guide to Internships. Yale Career Link is intended for internships that meet these parameters. Read more.

Many organizations have benefitted from posting opportunities and events in Yale Career Link (YCL). By posting in YCL your opportunity or event will be broadly promoted on our website and through our newsletters. Read more.

OCS hosts 3+ industry-specific networking events and participates in several consortium events with peer schools throughout the year.  Read more.

Details can be found here.

To assist with planning, employers are encouraged to visit our 2023-2024 Recruiting Calendar.

We invite you to consider the many ways to establish a strong employer brand on Yale’s campus. Read more.

There are excellent opportunities for organizations to create a presence at Yale and engage with students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the postdoctoral scholars. Read more.

Employers are frequently invited by the student groups to serve as guest speakers or panelists at scheduled meetings. Browse the student organization directory for a listing of groups that may align with your interests, and take the opportunity to help students explore careers in their field of interest, gain industry insights, and refine interviewing and networking skills. Read more.

OCS has created job offer guidelines to balance the needs of both students and employers. Read more.

We recommend that you refer to information provided by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated and forecasts hiring trends in the job market; identifies best practices and benchmarks; and tracks starting salaries, recruiting practices, and student outcomes. Read more.

Visit our Outcomes for more information on the paths of Yale College students and also post-graduate information collected by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

To assist with planning, employers are encouraged to visit: Academic Calendars | Yale College

To assist with planning, employers are encouraged to visit: Academic Calendar | Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Yale College offers a liberal arts education, one that aims to cultivate a broadly informed, highly disciplined intellect without specifying in advance how that intellect will be used. Such an approach to learning regards college as a phase of exploration, a place for the exercise of curiosity, and an opportunity for the discovery of new interests and abilities. The College does not seek primarily to train students in the particulars of a given career, although some students may elect to receive more of that preparation than others. Instead, its main goal is to instill knowledge and skills that students can bring to bear in whatever work they eventually choose. Majors in Yale College

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale offers an extraordinarily wide range of top-quality programs leading to the highest degree in academia: the Doctor of Philosophy. En route to your doctorate, you may be awarded a Master of Philosophy, Master of Arts or Master of Science degree. GSAS is home to more than 50 academic departments and programs. Programs and Departments | Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Yale University is committed to a policy against discrimination based upon age, color, handicap or disability, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, religious creed, gender (including discrimination taking the form of sexual harassment), marital, parental or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or the prejudice of clients. Read more.

Yale University has guidelines for events, gatherings, and meetings to help keep on-campus activities safe. Read more.