Peer Career Advising Now Available: 20 Minute Resume and Cover Letter Reviews


Sign Up for an appointment with Danielle Flanagan in YSE Next
  • Monday (9:20 AM – 10:55 AM) 
  • Wednesday (9:20 AM – 10:55 AM) 
  • Friday (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Recommended Webinar: Race, Equity, and Justice in the Workplace and Beyond: A Call to Action

From the Center for Positive Organizations:

"Learn about racial justice and equity issues in the workplace and beyond, how we got here, what strategies have worked and have not worked, and what you can do as individuals and leaders."

Race, Justice, and Equity in the Workplace and Beyond: A Call to Action

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.

Jumpstart Your Career With Us This Fall!

The Career Development Office is very aware of the challenges students are facing during the global pandemic, and understand the importance of support and guidance in getting a head start by polishing professional presence, exploring and identifying career paths, and developing concrete career development strategies. We have developed a menu of programs to support you in getting a 'jumpstart' on developing the confidence and skills needed to effectively pursue your professional career and academic goals.

Register now through YSE Next!


  • Individual Career Advising via Zoom with our entire team
  • Jumpstart Your Career: Alumni Presidential Management Fellowship Conversation, with Sara del Fierro MEM '20, NRCS at USDA and Colby Tucker MESc '15, U.S. EPA, September 10, 12-1pm
  • Leveraging Social Media for Career Planning and the Job Search, with Emily Miethner, FindSpark, September 11,11-12
  • Using all of your YSE Experience for Career Development, with Kevin Doyle, September 18, 9-10:30
  • TOOLS: Introduction to Cross Campus, with Steve Blum, Yale Alumni Association, September 18, 12:30-1:30
  • Professional Media: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile, with D.B. Wienke, September 22, 1-2

  • Presence 101, with Ryan Carey, BetterOn Video, September 25, 11-1
  • Your Summer Experience Search: YSE 006, with Maya Polan, October 9
  • Applying for a PhD, with Professor Oswald Schmitz and YSE PhD Candidates, October 15, 3-4pm. Includes:
    • Strategies for deciding whether to pursue a PhD
    • Selecting programs and Applying for an interdisciplinary PhD
    • Connecting with potential advisors
    • Application timeline
    • Applying at YSE and to other programs

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.

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

Being Black in Academic and Corporate Culture


From the National Association of Colleges and Employers:

"In this important conversation on being black in academic and corporate culture, our expert panel focuses on the current state of recruitment, retention, and the responsibility of staff. Learn about the effects of racial injustice in the workplace and how it affects the personal and professional growth of black people."

How to Start Making Real Change in your Organization | ExecOnline


From ExecOnline TV:

"Join Yale SOM leadership expert Heidi Brooks in a crucial conversation on how leaders should respond to structural inequality and racism."

LinkedIn Workshop: Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies

True allies start with an inclusive mindset based on three basic principles: be brave, be humble, and be dedicated. Discover how to put these principles into practice, become a better ally in this workshop with Dereca Blackmon—CEO of Inclusion Design Group.

Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience

Race, Work & Leadership from Kindea Labs on Vimeo.

Antiracism, Allyship, and Authenticity: Building Internal Capacity for Institutional Change
 

From the Center for Positive Organizations:

In this follow-up virtual event to “Race, Equity, and Justice: A Call to Action,” we will address what skills and actions are necessary for workplaces to advance beyond statements to being antiracist organizations that dismantle systemic racism and rebuild equitable structures in their place.

Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience


From the publisher:

A compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people’s experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing? How do we build inclusive organizations? Gain insights on ways to fuel the career paths and prospects of black professionals and other underrepresented groups.

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
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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
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Connect to Alumni

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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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

The Importance of Grid Modernization and Optimum Load Shaping with Robert F. Cruickshank III, Ph.D
Sep. 21, 2020 - Monday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Jumpstart Your Career: Professional Media: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile, with D.B. Wienke,
Sep. 22, 2020 - Tuesday
1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar
Sep. 22, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Jumpstart Your Career: Presence 101, with BetterOn Video
Sep. 25, 2020 - Friday
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Careers at BSR
Sep. 28, 2020 - Monday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar: OPEN FORUM
Sep. 29, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Gruber Postgraduate Fellowship Information Session
Sep. 29, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Virtual - RSVP for Zoom link
Presidential Management Fellowship Application Period Opens
Sep. 30, 2020 - Wednesday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
EDF Climate Corps Virtual Information Session
Oct. 8, 2020 - Thursday
3:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Jumpstart Your Career: Your Summer Experience Search: YSE 006, with Maya Polan
Oct. 9, 2020 - Friday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Presidential Management Fellowship Application Period Closes
Oct. 14, 2020 - Wednesday
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Jumpstart Your Career: Applying for a PhD, with Professor Oswald Schmitz
Oct. 15, 2020 - Thursday
3:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
EDF Climate Corps Virtual Alumni Panel
Nov. 9, 2020 - Monday
6:00 PM — 7:00 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