Below are some of the main university resources for assisting students with both current training and future career development.
Career advising. CV and cover letter workshops. Networking opportunities. Career panel discussions. Job postings. And everything in between. GCS is a full-service career center for students and alumni of the Graduate School.
The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) helps graduate students become prolific and successful academic writers.
The Yale Graduate School offers students membership in the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and its Science Alliance. Students benefit from the numerous online and on-site professional development programs that the Academy has to offer. The Science Alliance also hosts 2 career workshops annually at Yale. Through the Science Alliance, students discover what it’s like to work as a scientific editor, management consultant, patent attorney, and other “off-the bench” occupations.
The Center for Scientific Teaching at Yale leads a national effort to transform undergraduate science teaching at colleges and universities across the United States. We employ the evidence-based method of scientific teaching and its cornerstones – active learning, diversity, and assessment – in programs to train faculty, instructors, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students in teaching and mentoring. We reinforce this effort with evaluation and research designed to advance the theory and practice of scientific teaching. By promoting better teaching, our aim is to inspire a larger, more diverse population of college students to pursue majors and careers in science.
The Teaching Center not only trains students to become excellent lecturers, it also teaches students how to create presentations, develop new courses, write exams, and control classroom dynamics. Those interested in careers in academia greatly benefit from this type of training.
The Yale Career Network (YaleCN) is a database of alumni who are interested in networking with you. This network will allow you to connect with other alumni to discuss career objectives and explore career interests. You can also serve as a career resource to others by sharing your experience, skills, and expertise.