Career and Professional Development
From career strategies to resumes and interviewing skills, to jobs, internships, and networking opportunities, our office provides students with individual support for their career and professional development needs.
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As a student at YSE, you can bring all your career questions to CPD. We offer individualized career counseling sessions with CPD team members as well as resume, cover letter, and personal statement review by our peer career advisors. Connect for an appointment through your YSE Next account.
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CPD offers comprehensive resources, tools, and a career essentials checklist to prepare for all stages of your professional development.
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Our graduates are actively making a difference in the world at nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and entrepreneurial startups, academia, and in the research sector.
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Jobs and Fellowships
Each year CPD facilitates opportunities to meet, interview, and network with a broad group of employers across the globe through recruiting events, all-Ivy career fairs, and job listings. Our online job database, YSE Next offers students access to a central resource for job and internship postings and grants.
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Master’s degree students at YSE are required to spend between 10 and 12 weeks in the summer working on a research project or summer internship. Our summer experience offers opportunities for students to gain professional experience, build networks, and investigate potential career paths first-hand. Find out where our students have worked and start preparing for your summer experience with our tools and resources.
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Annual Career Activities
All-Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair
More than 80 employers and 1000+ students attend this annual career fair in partnership with eight Ivy League schools.
Explore the landscape of environmental work in Washington D.C., which is home to 650 YSE alumni, through YSEinDC. This program provides unparalleled opportunity to participate in employer meetings, career panels, alumni conversations, and an Alumni/Student networking reception.
Each summer our students work in positions with government agencies, NGOs, nonprofits, and international corporations across the globe. Check out our map and list of host organizations.