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OCS invites Yale Student Organizations to request career development workshops for their members – an initiative meant to meet your needs! All student organizations in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or whose members include postdocs are welcome to request a workshop (this includes the cultural centers, athletic teams, Greek-letter organizations, performance, political, cultural, and pre-professional groups, faculty and staff).

Point: FroCos: consider joining with fellow FroCos to host a workshop for your first-year students!  Please make note of this in the web form request.

We offer eleven pre-designed workshops (see descriptions below) that are essential throughout the job/internship search process; these can be offered for students at any stage of their search. Please read through the following information to learn more.

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What is included in an OCS Workshop?

Career Strategy advisors are available to work with individual student organizations to offer one or more of our pre-designed workshops. Do you feel your members would benefit from a resume or cover letter workshop? Do some of your members need tips and advice on salary negotiation?

We’ll assign an advisor to your workshop and will work with you to determine the best time and date. While these workshops do not include 1:1 advising, many include interactive components where students will leave with key action items to move forward their job/internship search. 

Responsibilities of the Student Organization?

Tip: Consider collaborating with 1-2 other student organizations!  This is a great way to share resources, and can help to ensure an advisor is available. If you are co-hosting with another group, please note this in the Workshop Request web form.

  1. Student organizations seeking a workshop must first complete the workshop request web form at the bottom of this webpage at least two weeks in advance of the requested workshop. Exact date and time is dependent upon availability (we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate your initial request).
  2. OCS recommends workshops take place Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm, and OCS will provide a pizza lunch during the 12-2pm time slot.
  3. After your request is received, an advisor will contact you within three business days to confirm the exact date and time of the workshop.
  4. The student organization must secure the location. If you would like the workshop at the OCS offices (55 Whitney Ave) please ask the assigned advisor.
  5. Once the logistics are set, the student organization promotes it to their members to secure at least 15 student attendees.
  6. The OCS advisor will request registration numbers a week before the event; if 15 cannot be confirmed, the workshop will open to all students.
  7. Each student organization is limited to one workshop per month. 

Point: During the 12-2pm timeslot, OCS provides a pizza lunch for up to 30 attendees!

If your student organization selects this option there are a few extra steps:

  1. Be sure you secure a location that is food friendly.
  2. Provide a cell phone number in the notes section of your request - this is the number OCS will provide the caterer so the student contact and the caterer can communication directly during delivery.
  3. Attendance for workshops with pizza is capped at 30. This option is available Monday-Friday.
  4. OCS will provide pizza - the student organization is responsible for soda or any other food items.

Workshop Choices & Descriptions

The following workshops have been specially developed for Yale populations with engaging presentations and hands-on work.

Workshops for all Populations

Resumes & Cover Letters

This workshop will highlight the fundamental components involved in developing an effective resumes and cover letter for employers. A resume is often the first document an employer sees, so it needs to make a positive impression; the cover letter is your personal introduction to a prospective employer that outlines your interest in the position and the organization and expresses why you are qualified. This workshop will explore tips to ensure you are connecting your experiences and background to the requirements of the role(s) you are pursuing. The workshop does not include one-on-one advising. Participants are asked to bring a copy of their resume.

Interviewing

In this workshop, we help you develop strategies to prepare for interviews and to consider the ways to best position your previous internships and experiences to employers. For those who are new to interviewing, this session will provide an understanding of the types of interviews one can encounter and the differences in interviewing approaches among industries.

Salary Negotiation

Learn effective techniques used in salary negotiation. Whether you have negotiated before, or if this is your first time, we'll provide guidance on how to be objective, persuasive, and strategic. This workshop is suggested for seniors in Yale College or MA/PhD students in the last year of their program.

Telling Your Story & Networking

In a job or internship search, your story – which includes a brief statement of your background and interests – plays a valuable role; it is often the first data point employers have about your candidacy. As such, it is critical to take the time to examine your skills and experiences to best present them. This session will help participants to create (or refine) your story so you can make the best first impression in any situation.

Job & Internship Search Strategies

This workshop will help you develop a strategy for your job/internship search and will share the many ways to pursue opportunities through both on- and off-campus recruiting. We will cover the services, resources, job boards, and programs available through the Office of Career Strategy. It addresses how to get started in a job search or summer internship search, the options available to Yale students, resources for networking and the online search, and what general timelines look like. Please specify the focus (job search or summer internship search) in the notes when you request the workshop.

Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs

CV to Resume Conversion 

Are you interested in learning how to turn your academic CV into a professional resume that employers outside of academia will prefer? Come learn how to identify your transferable skills and how to strategically structure your resume to highlight your unique qualifications.

Plan and Manage Your Career Development

This workshop helps clarify how the use of career assessment tools such as myIDP or ImaginePhD can help you identify and prioritize professional goals and construct an actionable strategy to achieve them.  We will review the career decision making process, highlight resources aimed at exploring careers, and how to identify concrete actions to accomplish your goals.

Workshop Timeline: OCS Suggestions

FAQ: September

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • CV to Resume Converstion (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Telling Your Story & Networking
  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies

FAQ: October

  • CV to Resume Conversion (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Interviewing
  • Telling Your Story & Networking
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies

FAQ: November

  • Job & Internship Search Strategies
  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Interviewing

FAQ: December

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies

FAQ: January

  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Interviewing
  • Telling Your Story & Networking 
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies

FAQ: February

  • Telling Your Story & Networking
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies
  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Interviewing
  • Salary Negotiation

FAQ: March

  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Interviewing
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Job & Internship Search Strategies

FAQ: April

  • Plan and Manage Your Career Development (GSAS/Postdoc)
  • Salary Negotiation

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