Who We Serve

The YSE Career Development Office (CDO) is open to YSE 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.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 ysecdo@yale.edu.

COVID-19 / Virtual Advising Available

CDO has moved all advising to virtual sessions indefinitely.

Our team is available throughout the summer for individual advising appointments by Zoom, telephone, or by e-mail for quick questions and resume, cover letter, CV, and other materials review. 

Please e-mail us and indicate preferred times and formats for advising. Advisers will be in touch on an individual basis to facilitate specific requests.

Upcoming Opportunities

U.S. Federal Presidential Management Fellowship 2021 Application Period 9/30-10/14, 2020

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

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

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

CDO provides a resource of recommended job search sites 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

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 Event Calendar

Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Jul. 15, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Jul. 22, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Jul. 29, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Aug. 5, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Aug. 12, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Aug. 19, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
Weekly Summer Career Development Support Group
Aug. 26, 2020 - Wednesday
4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Zoom, Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar
Sep. 1, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online Only, Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar
Sep. 8, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online Only, Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar
Sep. 15, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online Only, Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar
Sep. 22, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online Only, Online
2021 PMF Application Informational Webinar: OPEN FORUM
Sep. 29, 2020 - Tuesday
2:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Online Only, Online
Presidential Management Fellowship Application Period Opens
Sep. 30, 2020 - Wednesday
12:00 AM — 11:59 PM
Online Only, Online
Presidential Management Fellowship Application Period Closes
Oct. 14, 2020 - Wednesday
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Online Only, Online