Category Archives: Take This Job And Love It!

Job search got you down? Does the process seem too vague? Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is here to help! Our team and featured guests tackle an array of topics relevant to any job/internship search process. Gain helpful insight through these low key, relaxed conversations where we acknowledge common frustrations but also provide thoughtful advice on how to rise above it all. These conversations can be helpful to those seeking their first internship/job, seeking a job with an advanced degree, or making a career change at any point in your career!

Developing Skills in a Virtual Space



Another consequence of the global pandemic includes the ways by which we develop professional skills. While internships in their traditional sense still occur, these may not be as readily available to individuals for a number of reasons. Additionally, working from home and/or taking courses online has altered the ways in which students and non-students work, develop skills, and move their professional identities forward. In this episode, we talk about constructive ways you can move forward in seeking out professional experiences in a virtual space.


Virtual Networking in a Pandemic



The global pandemic has interrupted many aspects of our daily lives, and that can include aspects of your career development and preparation. Networking under ‘normal’ circumstances is often seen as troublesome enough. In this new, primarily virtual, landscape, we need to adjust our methods, but we can still push forward in developing connections, learning about career paths/industries/employers, and using that information as we prepare for applying to positions in the future.


Engaging Communities Through Art with Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld



Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld, a consultant for a variety of creative and community-based organizations, including Creative Forces: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, and Serve Your City, discusses how art can be used to create public good and build community partnership.


Building a Writing Career with Leigh Bardugo, YC ’97



Leigh Bardugo, New York Times Bestselling Author of Shadow and Bone, Six of Crows, and Ninth House, discusses the joys and struggles of writing a first draft and the road to publication


Assisting in Trauma Recovery with Mick Hirsch, DIV ’03



Mick Hirsch, Executive Director of THRIVEGulu, discusses his experience as a chaplain specializing in trauma recovery, his work resettling refugees in Cambodia, and THRIVEGulu’s humanitarian efforts in Uganda.


Yale’s Women In Government Fellowship



The group talks with current Yale students who recently participated in Yale’s Women In Government Fellowship. Learn more about this particular program and also learn how students leverage experience in public service toward their career goals, whether they remain in government or not!


Study Abroad & Its Career Implications



The group talks with current Yale students to hear how their study abroad experiences informed their career decisions and how they reflect upon those experiences when drafting their resume. The unique nature of a study abroad experience lends mightily to the development of one’s professional narrative, for years to come!