Professional Development

Make use of Yale resources to advance your academic and professional careers through the offices of the Center for International and Professional Experience (located at 55 Whitney Avenue).

Office of Career Strategy (OCS)

The Office of Career Strategy offers advising in anything related to career development, from looking for internships to applying to professional school. Here are just some of what OCS can help with:

  • Meet with an adviser one-on-one through Drop-In Office Hours (for 15 minutes, M-F 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM), or Schedule an Appointment (through Yale Career Link)
    • Learn about OCS resources
    • Interview or employer event prep
    • Start a job search
    • Immediate resume/cover letter review
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review Service
    • Email ocs.resumereview@yale.edu with your resume and/or cover letter (in PDF, with target organization/industry at the top of document), and receive feedback within 5 business days
  • Internships and Professional Experiences
    • Check out the many OCS resources to assist you in finding an intership and seeking funding
  • Yale Career Link
    • Search over 2,000 internship, full-time job, and part-time job postings, including postings from long-term employers designated as Preferred Yale Partners
    • Explore an employer directory with more than 10,000 companies and connect with recruiters
    • Schedule an appointment with OCS advisors
    • Learn about and RSVP to presentations, employer info sessions, and other events
    •  Use the mock interview tool to practice with 50+ sample industry interviews as well as custom interviews from a 1000+ question database
    • Access of document library of student summer experiences and post-grad employment
  • OCS Video Library
    • Access a library of over 60 videos and tutorials on the topics of:
      • Career Development (letters of rec, internship searches, networking, etc.)
      • Graduate and Professional School (choosing medical schools, personal statement advice, applying to law school, etc.)
      • Industry and Alumni Career Panel (professional panels on visual and performing arts, urban planning, academic administration, and more)
      • Academic Job Search (research statement, working with your mentor, preparing an academic CV)

See a sample video here: https://ocs.yale.edu/video/telling-your-story

OCS Calendar of events: https://yale-csm.symplicity.com/calendar/index.php/pid667357


Fellowships and Funding

Fund your research or internship through any of the hundreds of funding opportunities accessed through the Fellowships and Funding Office. Receive the financial support you need by following these steps:

  1. Begin your funding search through the Yale Student Grants Database
  2. Get tips for getting started and applying for the first time
  3. Get one-on-one advising through Drop-In Office Hours (for 10 minutes, F 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) or Schedule an Appointment

Note: Some fellowships, like the Light Fellowship and study programs in the UK, require specific procedures before coming for an appointment

  1. Attend an information session or workshop for specific fellowships (Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, etc.)
  2. Apply for IRB approval for human subjects related research

Fellowships Office Calendar: https://funding.yale.edu/contact/fellowships-calendar


Study Abroad

The Study Abroad office assists with the search, planning, and preparation for study abroad, whether for the duration of a summer, a semester, or an academic year.

International Student Award

Students receiving financial aid are eligible to benefit from the International Summer Award, which matches aid to cover the cost of a study abroad experience. If you are on full financial, you are eligible to receive an award that covers the program completely up to $12,500. Note that this is separate from other fellowships (e.g. Light) that cover all costs, meaning you might be able to go abroad several times at signficantly reduced prices.

Study Abroad Calendar: https://studyabroad.yale.edu/connect/find-events