Applying for OPT to work in the U.S. After Graduation?

OPT Schedule
Check out the online workshop from OISS that includes everything you need to know about applying for OPT for post-graduation work in the U.S.

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Mark Your Calendar for FES in DC, February 11 and 12, 2016!

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Verner Wilson (now alumnus, M.E.M. '15) and Caitlin Feehan M.E.M. '14 at the 2015 F&ES Alumni/Student Networking Reception, Koshland Science Museum, Washington, D.C.  Reception hosted by alumnus Jim Lyons, US Department of the Interior, Dean Peter Crane, F&ES Alumni Services and CDO. Photo: Kathy Douglas

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Let Us Help You Design Your Career Strategy

The Career Development Office (CDO) supports F&ES students in developing careers as environmental leaders. Our expectation is to meet with all students during the fall semester to develop individual career action plans. 

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Job Search Prep

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FESer Interview Dress, 2013.

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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.

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FES Next: Career Management Tool
  • Schedule career counseling sessions
  • Apply for jobs geared towards F&ESers
  • Register for career events and programs
  • Upload and store resumes and cover letters

Yale Career Network: Join Today!

The Yale Career Network is an alumni database that allows students to connect with Yale alumni across all Yale schools to discuss career objectives and explore career interests:

Once your registration has been approved, you can start using the tool! If you have questions about your registration approval, please contact Alyssa Student.

For specific questions about using the network, please email

2014 Master's Employment - 6 Months Out

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Interview Question: What is your greatest weakness?

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The real key to this is to pick a weakness that is something you have already worked hard to overcome, and that isn't going to handicap you in your current role...
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.
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CDO Event Calendar

Guest Speaker, Antonio Henrique Pinheiro da Silveira, Executive-Director of the World Bank
Feb. 8, 2016 - Monday
11:45 AM — 1:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
SSG Advisors Information Session
Feb. 9, 2016 - Tuesday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Sage 24, Sage Hall
F&ES in DC
Feb. 11, 2016 - Thursday
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
F&ES in DC F&ES in DC
Feb. 12, 2016 - Friday
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
F&ES in DC Alumni/Student Networking Reception RSVP
Feb. 12, 2016 - Friday
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Tesla Motors Information Session
Feb. 22, 2016 - Monday
11:45 AM — 12:45 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Career Conversation with Cynthia Caron '93 M.F.S., Gender Specialist at the Cloudburst Consulting Group
Feb. 25, 2016 - Thursday
1:30 PM — 2:30 PM
Marsh Rotunda, Marsh Hall
All-Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Recruiting Fair
Mar. 4, 2016 - Friday
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Location To Be Announced