Who We Serve

The F&ES Career Development Office (CDO) is open to F&ES master's and doctoral students and alumni. Students' spouses and significant others may seek assistance in local job searches. Other Yale students interested in environmental careers must seek a referral from their “home” career office.


March 28 and 29, 2019

Keep up to date on our plans for the annual spring two day career event in Washington, DC! 

Career Preparation Checklist


  • Create a Resume in the F&ES Resume Template
  • Update your resume with summer experience
  • Update your LinkedIn profile Education and Other Relevant Sections
  • Participate in CDO Jumpstarting the Job Search Programs in fall and spring
  • Order Yale business cards
  • Set Up or Update Your Account Profile in F&ESNext
  • Schedule an Appointment with Kathy or Ladd to develop your career strategy (available during the academic year)
  • Develop a job or internship tracking system
  • Schedule regularly weekly time for career development
  • Write a draft cover letter using CDO's Suggested Outline


Find Job and Internship Information

FES Next: Career Management Tool

F&ES Next: Career Management Tool

Access F&ES Next to:
  • Research Job and Internship postings
  • Schedule career counseling sessions
  • Apply for jobs geared towards F&ESers
  • Register for career events and programs
  • Upload and store resumes and cover letters

Environmental Jobs Sites

The F&ES CDO provides students with recommended job search sites by interest and practice areas, updated annually.

Career Industry-Specific Research Resources

O-Net online tool for career exploration and job analysis
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook website
International Institute for Sustainable Development website

Research Potential Employers

Corporate Equality Index 2017
Corporate Equality Index
Rating Workplaces on LGBT Equality.
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Foundation Directory Online
Research potential employing organizations.  Includes profiles on: Private & independent foundations; Corporate foundations; U.S. Federal funders; Public charities; International foundations.
Available to Yale community through log in to Yale libraries.
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World's largest source on nonprofit organizations. Only available to Yale community through log in to Yale libraries.
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Job and Internships Board for Environmental and Social Impact Careers from NetImpact!
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A global movement inspiring environmental solutions.  Check out their directory of non-profit partners and their business directory to find sustainability-minded employers.
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The mission of Ceres is to transform the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. Access their four networks to find employers committed to sustainable practices and policies:
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Idealist.org aggregates more than 120,000 non-profit organizations all over the world.  Their mission is "To close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources."
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Certified B Corporations meet criteria to verify social and environmental performance.
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Develop Your Career Strategy

The Career Development Office (CDO) supports F&ES students in developing careers as environmental leaders. Meet with us in the fall semester to develop an individual career action plan.

Order Business Cards

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Connect to Alumni

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Environmental Leadership Mentoring (ELM)
The Career Development Office manages the Environmental Leadership Mentoring program, matching students in their final year with an F&ES alum.
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Yale Career Network
Connect with Yale alumni across all Yale schools to discuss career objectives and explore career interests:
  • Visit Simplicity.com

  • Select the “Current Student Registration” button located on the right hand side of this page

  • Fill out the Student Registration Form

Once your registration has been approved, you can start using the tool! If you have questions about your registration approval, please contact Maya Polan. For specific questions about using the network, please email career.network@yale.edu.
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F&ES 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).
The official LinkedIn group for current students, graduates, faculty, and staff of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). Environmental Studies majors from Yale College may also join.  Learn more about setting up and using your LinkedIn account in their help section.

Research Outside Funding

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Members of the F&ES community have easy access to a curated list of global, external funding opportunities for graduate students and postdocs using this database.

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CDO Event Calendar

Jan. 24, 2019 - Thursday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
TSAI City Summer 15K Fellowship Info session
Jan. 24, 2019 - Thursday
3:30 PM — 4:00 PM
254 Elm St., 3rd Floor New Haven, CT
Common Good & Creative Careers Fair
Jan. 25, 2019 - Friday
4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Quinnipiack Club, 221 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510
Make up Session - Mandatory Summer Funding Meeting
Jan. 28, 2019 - Monday
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative SUMMER INFO SESSION
Feb. 5, 2019 - Tuesday
1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Sage 24, Sage Hall
Georgetown Nonprofit & Government Expo
Feb. 8, 2019 - Friday
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
OPT Presentation
Feb. 12, 2019 - Tuesday
12:15 PM — 1:15 PM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
2019 Equity in the Job Search Symposium [FEBRUARY 15]
Feb. 15, 2019 - Friday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Renting In New York – A Practical Guide Workshop Q A
Feb. 27, 2019 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Office Of Career Strategy (55 Whitney Avenue) - Room 369
Connecticut DEEP Summer Internship Application Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019 - Friday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Location To Be Announced
All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair
Mar. 1, 2019 - Friday
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Columbia University, NYC
Mar. 28, 2019 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Washington, DC