LinkedIn PhotoBooth
Photo by Danielle Lehle
CDO prepares students for the professional job market, internship searches and careers in research and academia.  Sarah Gordon of the F&ES Communications team photographed over 80 students during our first annual LinkedIn photobooth session.

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.

Designing My Experience at F&ES For Maximum Career Development

Careers for A Sustainable World: Kevin Doyle


A Special Program for First Year Students

Program includes:

  • Careers For A Sustainable World by Kevin Doyle, Founder of Green Economy, Watertown, MA
  • Introduction to CDO

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.

How to Apply to a Doctoral Program

This annual session focuses on: How to determine if attending a graduate/professional school is for you; How to evaluate doctoral programs; Funding/financial support structures of doctoral programs; Culture/expectations of doctoral programs; How to apply to these 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.

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.

Summer Internship and Research Showcases

Each fall returning students who interned and conducted summer research share their experiences and provide advice to first year students.

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.

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

Fulbright Information Session for U.S. Applicants
Sep. 2, 2015 - Wednesday
4:30 PM — 6:00 PM
HGS 119
Fulbright Information Session for U.S. Applicants
Sep. 10, 2015 - Thursday
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Sage 24, Sage Hall
Jumpstarting the Job Search Part One
Sep. 11, 2015 - Friday
9:00 AM — 2:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Personal Statement Writing Workshop: For Graduate School, Fellowships and Grants
Sep. 15, 2015 - Tuesday
9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Location To Be Announced
ELM Mentor Program Registration Deadline
Sep. 15, 2015 - Tuesday
11:00 PM — 11:45 PM
Location To Be Announced
Internship Showcase and Networking Mixer
Sep. 24, 2015 - Thursday
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
F&ES Annual Resume Book Deadline
Sep. 30, 2015 - Wednesday
11:00 PM — 11:45 PM
Location To Be Announced
U.S. Fulbright Fellowship Campus Deadline
Oct. 1, 2015 - Thursday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
D.C. Trek Interest Meeting
Oct. 26, 2015 - Monday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Jumpstarting the Job Search Part Two
Feb. 5, 2016 - Friday
9:00 AM — 2:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
D.C. Trek
Feb. 11, 2016 - Thursday
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
D.C. Trek
Feb. 12, 2016 - Friday
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
D.C. Alumni Networking Reception
Feb. 12, 2016 - Friday
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
All-Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Recruiting Fair
Mar. 4, 2016 - Friday
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Location To Be Announced