Students participating in the CPD LinkedIn photobooth portrait sessions

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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    YSE Next Career Resources and Events for Students

    Career Counseling

    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. 
    Career Counseling  YSE Next

    Career Preparation

    CPD offers comprehensive resources, tools, and a career essentials checklist to prepare for all stages of your professional development.
    Job Search Tools Career Essentials Checklist  Annual Program Sample

    Employment Data

    Our graduates are actively making a difference in the world at nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and entrepreneurial startups, academia, and in the research sector.
    Most Recent Employment Data Employment Data Archive


    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.
    Jobs  YSE Next Employment Data

    Summer Experience

    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. 
    Summer Experience Overview Registration and Completion  Summer Funding  Previous Summer Experiences Data


    Hone your skills and expand your network with our resources and international connections.
    Network Professional Associations

    Annual Career Activities

    Career Fair

    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.

    Regional Recruiting


    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.

    Internship or Project

    Summer Experience

    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.

    Office of Career and Professional Development

    Bring your career questions to us!



    Maya Sanyal

    Maya Sanyal

    Associate Director, Office of Career and Professional Development