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.

PMF Application Period Announced

F&ES has a long tradition of students and alumni being accepted into the prestigious, competitive Presidential Management Fellowship program.  Alumni have joined and rotated through numerous agencies and the White House, including USDA, USFS, DOT, DOE, EPA, CEQ, and DOI.
  • For 2019 graduates considering federal work, we HIGHLY recommend applying to the PMF.
  • CDO will host information sessions and a federal resume writing workshop.
  • Application period open: October 8-22, noon.
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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


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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.

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.

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Research Potential Employers

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Rating Workplaces on LGBT Equality
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Only available to Yale community through log in to Yale libraries
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Only available to Yale community through log in to Yale libraries

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

Jumpstarting the Job Search Part 1
Sep. 14, 2018 - Friday
10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Jumpstarting the Job Search Part 1: LinkedIn Photobooth
Sep. 14, 2018 - Friday
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Event is weather/light dependent--location TBA
Information Session with McKinsey Germany
Sep. 18, 2018 - Tuesday
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
2018 Summer Research and Internship Showcase and Networking Dinner
Sep. 24, 2018 - Monday
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Information Session: Gruber Fellowships for Global Justice and Women's Rights
Sep. 25, 2018 - Tuesday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
Deadline to Apply for Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF)
Oct. 22, 2018 - Monday
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Interest Meeting: FESinDC
Oct. 23, 2018 - Tuesday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
Careers in Environmental Consulting: Lunch Conversation with Margo Mosher '12, Director, SustainAbility
Oct. 25, 2018 - Thursday
12:15 PM — 1:15 PM
Classroom 321, Kroon Hall
EDF Climate Corps Fellowship Coffee Chat
Oct. 29, 2018 - Monday
1:00 PM — 2:15 PM
Knobloch Environment Center, Kroon Hall
Jumpstarting the Job Search Part 2
Jan. 18, 2019 - Friday
10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Jumpstarting the Job Search Part 2: LinkedIn Photobooth
Jan. 18, 2019 - Friday
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Event is weather/light dependent--location TBA
Feb. 7, 2019 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2019 - Friday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Washington, DC
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