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Manage Your Career Development at F&ES

FES Next: Career Management Tool
  • Research job and internship postings
  • Schedule career advising appointments
  • Apply for on campus interviews
  • Register for career development programs
  • Upload and store resumes and cover letters

Develop Your Career Strategy

Meet with us in the fall semester to develop an individual career action plan

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Get Prepared: A Checklist

Activate.

  • 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 Kevin to develop your career strategy (available during the academic year when classes are in session)
  • Develop a job or internship tracking system
  • Schedule regularly weekly time for career development
  • Write a draft cover letter using CDO's Suggested Outline

Connect.

Explore Environmental Career Opportunities

CDO provides a resource of recommended job search sites by interest and practice areas, updated annually

Find Career Mentorship

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ELM provides students access to individual guidance and advice from alumni volunteers

Participate in Employer Recruiting Programs

Spring Visit to Washington, D.C.

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F&ESinDC is an innovative annual two-day event for masters students at F&ES developed and organized by CDO.  100+ students participate in employer site visits, job and internship interviews, individual networking meetings, and a gala Alumni/Student networking reception.

Spring Visit to NYC

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Jointly sponsored by CDO and career offices at all 8 Ivy League institutions, this annual fair is a unique opportunity for career exploration, on site interviews, career panels with experts, and exploring current environmental career opportunities. 80 employers and 1200+ students participate.

On Campus Recruiting

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CDO hosts employers and expert practitioners throughout the year for on-site interviews, career conversations, and information sessions.  Through partnerships with faculty, F&ES programs and research centers, and campus career offices, we facilitate participation in a wide range of recruiting and career exploration opportunities.

Research Industry-Specific Career Paths

O-Net online tool for career exploration and job analysis
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook website
International Institute for Sustainable Development website

Research Potential Employers

Corporate Equality Index 2017
Corporate Equality Index
Rating Workplaces on LGBT Equality.
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Foundation Directory Online
Research potential employing organizations.  Includes profiles on: Private & independent foundations; Corporate foundations; U.S. Federal funders; Public charities; International foundations.
Available to Yale community through log in to Yale libraries.
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GuideStar
World's largest source on nonprofit organizations. Only available to Yale community through log in to Yale libraries.
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Job and Internships Board for Environmental and Social Impact Careers from NetImpact!
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A global movement inspiring environmental solutions.  Check out their directory of non-profit partners and their business directory to find sustainability-minded employers.
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The mission of Ceres is to transform the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. Access their four networks to find employers committed to sustainable practices and policies:
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Idealist.org aggregates more than 120,000 non-profit organizations all over the world.  Their mission is "To close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources."
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Certified B Corporations meet criteria to verify social and environmental performance.
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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.
Alumni Fire Networking Platform

AlumniFire

Alumnifire provides current F&ES students the opportunity to directly search, reach out to, and build relationships with alumni. It's interactive, has a quick registration process, is exclusively for the F&ES community, and it's easy-to-use!
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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).
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LinkedIn
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.

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.

CDO Event Calendar

PSM Jumpstart: Excel Refresher
Sep. 6, 2019 - Friday
1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Information Session with McKinsey & Company - Germany
Sep. 17, 2019 - Tuesday
4:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Classroom G01, Kroon Hall
PSM Jumpstart: Purpose and Priorities/Collaborating
Sep. 20, 2019 - Friday
9:00 AM — 12:30 PM
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall
Gruber Information Session
Sep. 24, 2019 - Tuesday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Classroom 321, Kroon Hall
Coffee Chats with Gary Bernhardt, Senior Recruiter at Accenture
Oct. 29, 2019 - Tuesday
12:15 PM — 1:45 PM
Classroom 321, Kroon Hall
F&ESinDC
Feb. 20, 2020 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Washington, DC
F&ESinDC
Feb. 21, 2020 - Friday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Washington, DC
All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair
Feb. 28, 2020 - Friday
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Columbia University Alfred Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Auditorium…