COVID-19 / CDO Operations

Please note that Yale University has implemented a social distancing policy and many staff are working remotely. CDO is fully operational during this time, so please contact us directly or at cdo.yse@yale.edu.

CDO Inclusion Statement

In keeping with the commitment of the Yale School of the Environment, the Career Development Office is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all students. This includes providing equal access to all career opportunities, programming, and resources, as well as striving to enhance and improve current resources, recruiting opportunities, and programming to align with the career development needs of all students. We are committed to continued staff development on active antiracism, and to incorporating antiracism and inclusion into our operations.

Sign Up with CBEY to meet with an Alumni Visiting Expert

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Opportunity: EDF Climate Corps Fellowship

From the EDFCC Website:

Submit an application
by 12/1/20 at 11:59pm PST (early deadline) or 1/11/21 at 11:50pm PST (regular deadline). Individuals who submit an application prior to our December deadline will have the opportunity to choose from a more robust list of host organizations.

Past Fellows

Check out the 87 YSE and Yale EDFCC past fellows!
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Over its +10 year history, EDF Climate Corps has helped over 500 public and private sector organizations progress toward reaching their sustainability goals. Visit website for complete list.

Manage Your Career Development at YSE

  • Research job and internship postings
  • Schedule career advising appointments
  • Apply for on campus interviews
  • Register for career development programs
  • Upload and store resumes and cover letters

COVID-19 / Virtual Advising Available

Our team is available for individual advising appointments by Zoom, or by e-mail for quick questions.

Please schedule a meeting with us through YSE Next or e-mail us with questions at anytime.

Develop Your Career Strategy

  • Meet with us in the fall semester to develop an individual career action plan
  • Meet with us in the spring semester for guidance on summer and post-graduation career decision-making
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Career Exploration

Where do you start when you have questions about your career development strategy? Our checklist and the job market research resources below offer a great way to start exploring. You can also meet individually with our team, and explore YSE-specific career fields through our Learning Communities and Employment Profiles and Salary Data.

Environmental Career Opportunities

Recommended job search sites organized by interest and practice areas, updated annually

Job Market Research

O-Net online tool for career exploration and job analysis
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook website
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Corporate Equality Index 2017
Corporate Equality Index
Research Workplaces based on LGBT Equality Ratings
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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Research potential employers by quickly identifying brands and manufacturers committed to sustainability and innovation
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GuideStar
Global resource on nonprofit organizations available to Yale community
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Job and Internships Board for Environmental and Social Impact Careers from NetImpact!
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Research directory of non-profit partners and business directory to find sustainability-minded employers
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Ceres
Access their four networks to find employers committed to sustainable practices and policies:

Perfect Your Job Search Materials

Cover Letter
Resume Writing
Download the job offer negotiations packet

Connect With Alumni Networks

Alumni Fire Networking Platform

AlumniFire

Alumnifire provides current YSE students the opportunity to directly search, reach out to, and build relationships with alumni. It's interactive, has a quick registration process, is exclusively for the YSE community, and it's easy-to-use!
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CBEY Visiting Alumni Experts
Since its launch in the spring of 2018, the Yale Center for Business and Environment has connected over 200 students to Yale alumni through the Alumni Visiting Expert series. Every year, a cohort of professionals across different industries devote time to meet with students and discuss anything from industry trends and career advice to coursework questions. Learn more...
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Yale / Cross Campus

Cross Campus is Yale’s new, online networking, community-building, and mentoring program. Cross Campus facilitates relationships between Yalies — whether that’s alumni to student or alumni to young alumni.

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YSE Alumni Listservs
Join a regional listserv if you’re heading to the Pacific Northwest (Google Group), New York (Google Group), Philadelphia (Google Group), Washington, D.C. (Yahoo Group), or San Francisco (Google Group).  Note that all lists are organized and maintained by alumni volunteers.

Regional alumni groups can also be found in AlumniFire--be sure to access all of the features of this exclusive in-house system!
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
The official LinkedIn group for current students, graduates, faculty, and staff of the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). Environmental Studies majors from Yale College may also join.  Learn more about setting up and using your LinkedIn account in their help section.

CDO Events

GoinGlobal Webinar - The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During COVID-19
Dec. 3, 2020 - Thursday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Environmental Career Panel: All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Event
Feb. 2, 2021 - Tuesday
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Environmental Career Panel: All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Event
Feb. 3, 2021 - Wednesday
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Interview Day: All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair
Feb. 4, 2021 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair
Feb. 5, 2021 - Friday
10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 16, 2021 - Tuesday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 17, 2021 - Wednesday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 18, 2021 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 19, 2021 - Friday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online