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