Strategic Analysis Fellow – Yale Office of Strategic Analysis
Mentor: Jennifer Tom, Associate Director for Strategic Analysis
Would you like to learn the skills of a top-tier strategy consultant, while working in service of a client you know and love: Yale University? If so, we invite you to apply for the Yale University Swensen Fellows in Strategic Analysis program.
We work on the most complex strategic challenges facing Yale and help enable University leaders to make decisions that best advance Yale’s mission. Our work spans the campus, from Science Hill to the Medical School, from the College and Graduate School to the Professional Schools. We address a broad spectrum of topics including: defining and measuring excellence, setting priorities, improving performance and allocating scarce resources across the units that comprise Yale. The decisions we support will have a decisive impact on the future of Yale. We measure our results in the actions taken by University leaders, and collaborate closely with them as partners in this endeavor.
- Intellectually curious. You have a passion for delving deeply into challenging questions and can find something intellectually engaging in virtually any topic.
- Exceptionally strong quantitative skills. You must love applying logic to problems and have an inherent comfort with data and logical argument. While you need not come from a quantitative discipline, you need to have a data-centric approach to framing and answering questions.
- Practical and results-oriented. First and foremost, you care about solving problems. You take a hypothesis-driven approach and are willing to iterate to get to a workable solution. You are scrappy, willing to hunt down data and develop assumptions where data is scarce.
- Attentive to detail. You have the highest standards for your work, and always strive for zero defects, even in high-pressure situations. You are able to focus to get even the seemingly mundane details right in the service of the larger goal.
- Emotionally intelligent. You listen well and understand others’ perspectives. You understand that communicating effectively requires bringing your audience along with you.
- Collaborative and team-oriented. You love solving problems in a team environment and excel at giving and receiving constructive feedback. You have a coaching and teaching mindset, and look to develop the capabilities of those with whom you work.
- Committed to and passionate about Yale’s mission and the advancement of higher education
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.