Pathways to Career Planning

Want to learn more about different pathways to career planning? Check out the below resources designed to help you navigate the career planning process.

Job Search Path

The job search path helps you prepare to take on an internship an/or job search. Select the boxes below to explore areas in the job search path and learn more about OCS’s tools and support we can offer during this time.

  • Prepare

  • Network

  • Engage

  • Get Advice

  • Utilize the resources below to prepare for your job search:
  • Utilize Linkedin to make connections and fine job opportunities:
    • Look up people on company profiles>Search by school attended
      • Connect with those in industries of interest
        • Create contacts that lead to more connections, which leads to more opportunities
  • Utilize OCS’s Yale Career Link to search for jobs posted by Yale Preferred partners, employers, and alumni.
    • Sign in to Yale Career Link
      • Select the “Jobs” option to see postings that prioritize Yale applicants.
      • Search for external postings utilizing CareerShift, a job aggregator which gives a broader reach than Yale Career Link.
        • To access CareerShift, while logged into Yale Career Link, Select Resources >CareerShift, and filter companies of interest>Search by school attended
  • Get advice by meeting with a Career Advisor or Quick Question Advisor, for shorter questions
    • Sign in to Yale Career Link
    • Select the “Advising” option and follow the steps to make your appointment. 

Connections Path

The connections path helps you learn about making connections at Yale and within the greater community. Select the boxes below to explore networking at Yale and beyond!

  • Prepare

  • Network @ Yale

  • Network beyond Yale

  • Get Advice

  • Get started on the path to making connections at Yale and beyond:
  • Connect with Yale alumni & employers through Yale Career Link:
    • Utilize Peer & Summer Lists to see where undergrads & recent grads interned and where they are employed.  Select Resources>Career Library at YC Class Lists or YC Summer Experiences spreadsheets. 
    • Utilize the Employer Directory and see if Yale has a direct contact with a company of interest. Select Employers>Employer Directory
  • Connect with industry contacts outside of OCS
  • Get advice by meeting with a Career Advisor or Quick Question Advisor, for shorter questions
    • Sign in to Yale Career Link
    • Select the “Advising” option and follow the steps to make your appointment. 

Events Path

The events path helps you prepare to engage with various virtual and in-person events with OCS. Select the boxes below to learn more about how to engage with OCS Employers and Events

  • Engage

  • Get Advice

  • Stay Connected

  • Utilize Yale Career Link to register for:
    • Career Fairs
    • Workshops
    • Speaker Series
    • Coffee Chats
    • On Campus Recruiting (OCR) (Finance & Consulting)
  • Get advice by meeting with a Career Advisor or Quick Question Advisor, for shorter questions
    • Sign in to Yale Career Link
    • Select the “Advising” option and follow the steps to make your appointment. 
  • Subscribe to the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) newsletter to receive news about upcoming events, industry advice and more!