Professional Practice

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The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as other Schools, Programs, and Centers within Yale University offer a broad range of training in professional skills that are not typically the focus of most academic courses, yet are key for success in most professional settings
F&ES offers opportunities in five core skill areas to help students identify opportunities in areas they wish to develop. To search for opportunities in any of the areas below, please visit this page.This resource should be considered as a starting point for students looking for such opportunities but it is not a complete list. If you have additional suggestions, links, and/or edits for this page, please send an email to
Strategic Communication and Marketing 
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Marketing skills
Project Management & Finance
  • Financial/Business Skills
  • Strategic Planning/Management Skills
Leadership & Interpersonal Skills
  • Effective Leadership Skills
  • Working in Teams/Workplace Dynamics
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Collaboration and Organizational Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
Technical Skills for Environmental & Resource Managers
  • Technology Skills (Excel, Endnote etc.)
  • Specialized Technical Environmental Skills (e.g. Forest Data, Chainsaw Safety)
  • First Aid
  • Other
Navigating the Work-Life Balance
  • Time Management Skills
  • Career Development Skills
  • Other
If you have a skill you would like to share with your peers, and would like to run a workshop this year, please complete this proposal form here.

Professional Practice Team

Martin Becker Toro
MEM '17
Melissa Castera
MEM '17
Emily Dolhansky
MFS '18
Emma Greenbaum
MEM '18
Kevin Lee
MEM '17
Logan McCoy
Minna Brown
Case Study Integration Manager
Brad Gentry
Associate Dean of Professional Practice

Upcoming Technical Skills Modules

Professional Skills Workshop - Managing personal priorities and time
Mar. 30, 2017 - Thursday
11:30 AM — 1:00 PM
Classroom 321, Kroon Hall
Research Day Presentations Prep Workshop
Apr. 4, 2017 - Tuesday
5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
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