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Jumpstarting the Job Search: Part 1 and 2

CDO offers a job and internship search readiness program for all F&ES master's candidates every fall and spring.  The program is designed to guide students through phases of career readiness needed for internship, job and further study timelines. 

Jumpstarting the Job Search Part 1 and 2 are scheduled early in the semester so students can polish their job search skills before the demands of study and research intensify. We schedule multiple programs (and try to keep it active!) for maximum coverage in one to two days.


Sample Program Agendas:


Fall
  • Building Your LinkedIn Profile
  • Resume Workshop with Peer Review
  • Hive Mind: Networking
  • Getting Your Strategy In Place: Student Checklist Review
  • LinkedIn Photobooth
Spring
  • Let Me Tell You About Me: Self-Narration Workshop
  • Prepping for Networking and Interviews: Physical/Voice Workshop
  • Interview Skills Workshop
  • Mock Interviews with Industry Experts
  • Writing A Cover Letter That Gets You the Interview

Internship Showcase and Networking Mixer

Each fall returning students who interned and conducted summer research share their experiences and provide advice to first year students.  This 2 hour evening event includes a food etiquette or informational program (ex. wine/cheese pairing mini-course) and networking mixer for incoming and returning students.

U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship Info Session

Annual information session on the PMF, a leadership development program that provides opportunities for graduate (master's or doctoral-level degree) students to work with and impact public policy, to serve one's country, and to receive competitive pay, benefits, and career advancement.

Fulbright Fellowship Information Session

The Institute of International Education (IIE) annually awards approximately 1,000 grants supporting graduate study and research in over 140 countries. Yale Fulbright coordinator Dean Robert Harper-Mangels provides information about the fellowship and Yale-specific deadlines and requirements.

Writing the Personal Statement

Annual workshop for students applying for PhD programs, grants and fellowships.

Applying for a Ph.D. Roundtable

This annual session features faculty and current Ph.D. candidates from F&ES. 

Topics covered include:

  • Strategies for deciding whether to pursue a PhD or not
  • Applying for an interdisciplinary PhD
  • Selecting programs
  • Connecting with potential advisors
  • Applying--at F&ES and more broadly to other programs

 

Resume Writing

Write, update or re-write your resume. Topics include: creating a master resume, targeting your resume to specific fields or positions, streamlining your format, how to be detailed yet concise, quantifying your experience and increasing readability.

Cover Letter Writing

Learn how to write cover letters that get you interviews. Topics include: deconstructing the job description, selling your unique qualifications, researching the organization, and formatting basics.

How To Work A Career Fair

Do you offer your hand first or wait until the recruiter extends their hand for a handshake?  How do you make the most of your time?

CDO introduces students to the unique protocol of the career fair to prepare them for networking and industry research at these annual events.

Interviewing 101

Prepare for job interviews. Topics include: interview formats, what to wear, what to bring, researching organizations, preparing your answers and questions, and how to follow up.

Salary Negotiations Workshop

Learn about negotiating salary and benefits during the job search process. Topics include: Overview of the evaluation process, common questions & guidelines for responses, researching fair market compensation & negotiable items, and useful phrases when negotiating.

Personalized Seminars

If your student interest group wishes to coordinate a seminar or panel discussion, the CDO is always eager to assist you in finding presenters including our own alums.

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CDO Event Calendar

IDinsight Employer Information Session
Sep. 29, 2016 - Thursday
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Horchow Hall, GM Room
Yale Office of Career Strategy - Nonprofit Networking Event
Sep. 30, 2016 - Friday
12:30 PM — 2:30 PM
Sterling Memorial Library
Webinar with Miguel Pena, Sustainability Programs at Royal Caribbean
Oct. 5, 2016 - Wednesday
4:30 PM — 5:15 PM
Location To Be Announced
EDF Information Session
Oct. 6, 2016 - Thursday
11:45 AM — 12:45 PM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
Career Conversation with Bibi Gaston, Landscape Architect and Author
Oct. 6, 2016 - Thursday
1:30 PM — 2:30 PM
Marsh Rotunda, Marsh Hall
EDF One-On-One Information Sessions
Oct. 6, 2016 - Thursday
1:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Kroon Hall, Room 102
WaterSmart Full-Time Interviews
Oct. 7, 2016 - Friday
10:00 AM — 2:00 PM
Kroon Hall, Room 102
Luncheon with Peter Yolles '97 M.E.S./M.B.A., Founder & Chief Policy Officer, WaterSmart
Oct. 7, 2016 - Friday
11:45 AM — 12:45 PM
41C Conference Room, Sage Hall
McKinsey Germany Information Session
Oct. 7, 2016 - Friday
3:00 PM — 5:30 PM
Sage 24, Sage Hall
Applying for a PhD Program
Oct. 13, 2016 - Thursday
9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Classroom 319, Kroon Hall
F&ESinDC Interest Meeting
Oct. 17, 2016 - Monday
12:15 PM — 1:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
U.S. Forest Service NYC Urban Field Station Info Session
Oct. 24, 2016 - Monday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
Lunch Conversation with Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper, M.E.M. '09
Oct. 27, 2016 - Thursday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Student Lounge, Sage Hall
Careers, Life and Yale (CLY) - Leadership Workshop
Nov. 4, 2016 - Friday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
The Graduate Club
Careers, Life and Yale (CLY) - Leadership Workshop
Nov. 5, 2016 - Saturday
12:00 AM — 12:00 AM
The Graduate Club
Summer Internship Search Overview
Nov. 14, 2016 - Monday
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
Location To Be Announced
MBTI Personality Preferences Program: Assessment Review and Results
Dec. 1, 2016 - Thursday
5:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Location To Be Announced
Jumpstarting the Job Search Part 2
Jan. 20, 2017 - Friday
10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
LinkedIn Photo Booth Spring Session
Jan. 20, 2017 - Friday
1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Summer Internship/Research Funding Overview
Jan. 23, 2017 - Monday
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
Location To Be Announced
Career Week On-Campus Recruiting
Feb. 2, 2017 - Thursday
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
TBD
Career Week On-Campus Recruiting
Feb. 3, 2017 - Friday
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
TBD
CDO D.C. Trek
Feb. 16, 2017 - Thursday
8:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Washington D.C.
CDO D.C. Trek
Feb. 17, 2017 - Friday
8:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Washington D.C.
Career Week On-Campus Recruiting
Feb. 27, 2017 - Monday
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
TBD
Career Week On-Campus Recruiting
Feb. 28, 2017 - Tuesday
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
TBD
Career Week On-Campus Recruiting
Mar. 1, 2017 - Wednesday
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
TBD
All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair
Mar. 3, 2017 - Friday
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Columbia University, NYC
Summer Internship/Research Pre-Departure Workshop
Apr. 3, 2017 - Monday
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
Location To Be Announced
LGBT Career Showcase
Apr. 10, 2017 - Monday
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Location To Be Announced