Powered by Symplicity, Yale Career Link, offers a centralized place to view career resources and find opportunities. It is only accessible to current students and alumni of Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the Yale Postdoctoral Program. Access Yale Career Link on your desktop or mobile device (‘Symplicity Jobs and Careers’ app in Apple App Store or Google Play).
Key Tools Within Yale Career Link
- Schedule appointments with an OCS advisor.
- Research thousands of employers and contacts through the Employer Directory.
- Sign-up to attend OCS workshops and employer events.
- Search and apply to opportunities, including internships and the On-Campus Recruiting program.
- Visit the Career Library for Peer Networking Lists of Yale students and recent graduates willing to discuss their experiences.
- Practice and record mock interviews using Big Interview.
- Access CareerShift, a job aggregator, to search positions across thousands of employer websites and public sites.
- To change your class year and/or graduation date, Yale College students should contact their residential college Dean and GSAS students should contact the GSAS Dean’s Office.
If you are using a screen reader and need help, contact OCS and an advisor will move search results into a format of the student’s choice.
Check Out Opportunities from Preferred Yale Partners!
Preferred Yale Partners are an enormous network of alums and employers eager to offer Yale students opportunities.
- Search for opportunities offered by Preferred Yale Partners directly in Yale Career Link.
- From the homepage, choose Jobs on the left, then Search
- Choose More Filters, Select Preferred Yale Partner ‘Yes’
Direct Employer Outreach to Students
There are are two ways Employers can directly email students through Yale Career Link. Please see the details below and opt-out instructions.
- Promote Me: Promote Me puts students into a Global Resume book that employers can search.
- Students can opt-out in Yale Career Link: Under My Account, Privacy Settings, Choose ‘No’ Under Promote Me to Employers
- Employer Invitations: Employer invitations put students in a pool to receive emails directly from Symplicity (the software company that powers the Yale Career Link) about jobs Symplicity thinks will be a good fit.
- Students can opt-out through Yale Career Link: Under My Account, Emails & Notifications Section, Unclick Employer Invitations. Students can also opt-out of Top Job Pick emails.
Avoid Fraudulent Job Postings
The Office of Career Strategy posts job listings for the convenience of students. The University does not endorse or recommend employers and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The University explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The University is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. Any concerns about posted job/internship opportunities should be addressed by contacting the Office of Career Strategy.
Red Flags to Consider (provided by the National Association of Colleges & Employers)
- Does the company have a website? Does it match up with the posting? Does the website look legitimate? Is the organization using a company domain versus a general Gmail or Hotmail account? Match the e-mail address to the company domain. Watch for e-mail addresses that look similar, but not the same. Look for “stock photos,” grammatical errors, and poor writing.
- Be leery of non-approved employment flyers on college campuses and other establishments. Be cognizant of unsolicited e-mails that are not specifically directed to you.
- Use social media to research each employer, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn. Research the company on websites such as Glassdoor.com for feedback and complaints.
- Keep your private information private! Don’t share personal information, e.g., social security numbers, banking information, credit or debit card numbers, PINs, passwords, birthday, or address.
- Never process ANY financial transactions. For example, some companies offer opportunities to “make money quick,” or they offer a “one day only special.” Their intent is to defraud you by sending or wiring money to your bank account. They will ask you to cash the check or send the monies to other accounts. Once your bank or financial institution processes the scammer’s check or financial request, you may be informed the monies are invalid or “not real.” In the meantime, you are responsible for the funds the bank sent to other accounts.
- Fraudulent companies are phishing for the unsuspecting so be aware of what you post online. If you feel uncomfortable or aren’t sure about certain companies or employers, talk to your career center.
- If you have any questions, talk to someone before pursuing any opportunity. If it sounds too good to be true, it might be.