CDO Inclusion Statement

In keeping with the commitment of the Yale School of the Environment, the Career Development Office is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all students. This includes providing equal access to all career opportunities, programming, and resources, as well as striving to enhance and improve current resources, recruiting opportunities, and programming to align with the career development needs of all students. We are committed to continued staff development on active antiracism, and to incorporating antiracism and inclusion into our operations.

Peer Career Advising Now Available: 20 Minute Resume and Cover Letter Reviews


Sign Up for an appointment with Danielle Flanagan in YSE Next
  • Monday (9:20 AM – 10:55 AM) 
  • Wednesday (9:20 AM – 10:55 AM) 
  • Friday (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Recommended Webinar: Race, Equity, and Justice in the Workplace and Beyond: A Call to Action

From the Center for Positive Organizations:

"Learn about racial justice and equity issues in the workplace and beyond, how we got here, what strategies have worked and have not worked, and what you can do as individuals and leaders."

Race, Justice, and Equity in the Workplace and Beyond: A Call to Action

Recommended Resource: How To Be Good At Video Meetings

"Video conferences can feel very awkward because everyone is on mute and isn’t sure when to unmute. These long pauses caused by the Fear Of Un-Muting (or “FOUM”) make the meeting feel slow and labored. Other times, when there is an open ended question and a lot of people answer at once, every stops and starts talking at the same time and then tries to cede the floor at the same time. This, I’ll call, Everyone Un-Mutes At Once (or “EUMAO”) is even worse than FOUM." -- Erin Barnes
Read the article
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Manage Your Career Development at YSE

  • 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

COVID-19 / CDO Operations

Please note that Yale University has implemented a social distancing policy and many staff are working remotely. CDO is fully operational during this time, so please contact us directly or at cdo.yse@yale.edu.

Jumpstart Your Career With Us: Your Summer Experience Search, YSE 006

With: Assistant Director Maya Polan
Date: October 23
Time: 12-1

  • This annual session on strategies to identify summer experiences--whether traditional internships or research opportunities or self-designed projects--will:
    • Detail the YSE 006 academic requirement
    • Review YSE and Yale resources to identify or develop relevant opportunities
    • Suggest general timelines for the search
    • Feature student voices who underwent the process during the coronavirus pandemic last year
    • RSVP through YSE Next and receive the Zoom link in your inbox


Missed a session? Check out YSE Next Document Library for program videos, handouts, and powerpoints!

COVID-19 / Virtual Advising Available

Our team is available for individual advising appointments by Zoom, or by e-mail for quick questions.

Please schedule a meeting with us through YSE Next or e-mail us with questions at anytime.

Develop Your Career Strategy

  • Meet with us in the fall semester to develop an individual career action plan
  • Meet with us in the spring semester for guidance on summer and post-graduation career decision-making
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Career Exploration

Where do you start when you have questions about your career development strategy? Our checklist and the job market research resources below offer a great way to start exploring. You can also meet individually with our team, and explore YSE-specific career fields through our Learning Communities and Employment Profiles and Salary Data.

Environmental Career Opportunities

Recommended job search sites organized by interest and practice areas, updated annually

Job Market Research

O-Net online tool for career exploration and job analysis
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook website
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Corporate Equality Index 2017
Corporate Equality Index
Research Workplaces based on LGBT Equality Ratings
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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Research potential employers by quickly identifying brands and manufacturers committed to sustainability and innovation
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GuideStar
Global resource on nonprofit organizations available to Yale community
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Job and Internships Board for Environmental and Social Impact Careers from NetImpact!
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Research directory of non-profit partners and business directory to find sustainability-minded employers
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Ceres
Access their four networks to find employers committed to sustainable practices and policies:

Perfect Your Job Search Materials

Cover Letter
Resume Writing
Download the job offer negotiations packet

Connect to Alumni

Alumni Fire Networking Platform

AlumniFire

Alumnifire provides current YSE 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 YSE community, and it's easy-to-use!
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Yale / Cross Campus

Cross Campus is Yale’s new, online networking, community-building, and mentoring program. Cross Campus facilitates relationships between Yalies — whether that’s alumni to student or alumni to young alumni.

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YSE 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).  Note that all lists are organized and maintained by alumni volunteers.

Regional alumni groups can also be found in AlumniFire--be sure to access all of the features of this exclusive in-house system!
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
The official LinkedIn group for current students, graduates, faculty, and staff of the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). Environmental Studies majors from Yale College may also join.  Learn more about setting up and using your LinkedIn account in their help section.

CDO Events

Jumpstart Your Career: Your Summer Experience Search (YSE 006)
Oct. 23, 2020 - Friday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Alumni Perspectives on Disability Inclusion in the Job Search
Oct. 27, 2020 - Tuesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Pathways in Business and the Environment: Abby Snyder, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Oct. 29, 2020 - Thursday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Pathways in Business and the Environment: A conversation with Paul Rice, Fair Trade USA
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wednesday
12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
EDF Climate Corps Virtual Alumni Panel
Nov. 9, 2020 - Monday
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Rethinking Nontraditional: Navigating a Biology Career While Black
Nov. 11, 2020 - Wednesday
7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Environmental Career Panel: All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Event
Feb. 2, 2021 - Tuesday
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Environmental Career Panel: All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Event
Feb. 3, 2021 - Wednesday
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Interview Day: All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair
Feb. 4, 2021 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair
Feb. 5, 2021 - Friday
10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 16, 2021 - Tuesday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 17, 2021 - Wednesday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 18, 2021 - Thursday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online
Virtual YSEinDC
Feb. 19, 2021 - Friday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online, Zoom, Etc., Online