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The National Association of Colleges and Employers is polling its members regarding their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The poll closes March 31. Preliminary results will be provided each Friday (March 13, 20, 27). Keep checking back for updates.

Results are based on a poll of 280 employer members and 780 college/university career services members, and include trends and predictions regarding current employment changes, college/university recruiting, upcoming internships, college/university policies and other specifically career-related responses to COVID-19.

COVID-19 / Virtual Advising Available

FES Next Career Management Tool
Yale is taking new actions to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  For CDO, this includes moving ALL advising to virtual sessions.

When signing up in F&ESNext, students can access phone numbers for their advisers and will receive this information in their confirmation email.  They may also indicate preferences for advising by adding a note to request:
  • ZOOM
  • Skype
  • E-mail (for cover letter or resume reviews)
Advisers will be in touch on an individual basis to facilitate specific requests.

If there are no available times that match your schedule, please reach out to our team individually to set up a meeting.

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Explore Environmental Career Opportunities

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

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Manage Your Career Development at F&ES

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  • 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
  • Meet with us in the spring semester for guidance on summer and post-graduation career decision-making

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Job Market Research

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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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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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Access their four networks to find employers committed to sustainable practices and policies:
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Certified B Corporations meet criteria to verify social and environmental performance

Connect to Alumni

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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

  • 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
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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).
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

Group session for first-years: summer experiences (F&ES006) in 2020
Apr. 6, 2020 - Monday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Location To Be Announced
Women's Salary Negotiation Training with Deb Ellis Women's Salary Negotiation Training with Deb Ellis
Apr. 6, 2020 - Monday
6:00 PM — 7:15 PM
Location To Be Announced
Ocean & Coastal Zone Management: Legislative Advocacy with Mass Audubon's Jack Clarke
Apr. 16, 2020 - Thursday
5:30 PM — 6:30 PM
Location To Be Announced