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!

Teaching Writing & Writing Literature with Prof. Susan Choi YC ’90



Prof. Choi discusses writing literary fiction and how teaching creative writing at Yale impacts her own creative process.


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!


Contemporary Novel Writing with Elyssa Friedland ’03



Author Elyssa Friedland discusses her transition from lawyer to novelist and being a creative writer in the modern world.


Representing America Abroad with Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, ’87 MA



Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt discusses his career in the State Department as the American ambassador to Ukraine and Greece and how you can develop leadership skills on the international level.


Hometown & Regional Resources in the Time of Covid19



Yale’s Office of Career Strategy team offers advice to those whose summer experiences have changed in light of the Covid19 situation. Looking within your own community, be it your hometown, region, or state, can not only provide ample opportunities and means of adjustment, but also allow you to do your part in chipping in during this time.


Working Remotely in the Time of Covid19



Yale’s Office of Career Strategy team offers insight and advice on how to adjust to a remote working environment in this time of dealing with the Covid19 situation. Good communication with your employer, flexibility (yours and theirs), and a mindfulness of how to showcase your own adaptability prove essential.