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!

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.


The Skills To Pay The Bills: Acquiring Professional Experience



The group chats about the various ways by which individuals can identify professional experience, specifically existing experiences in their lives without needing to take on yet another hobby or side hustle. Assigning value to these experiences is immensely important and usually our own humility and modesty become our own worst enemy! This episode offers ways to combat that and move forward in a successful and confident manner.


Supporting & Enriching Child Care in New Haven: Janna Wagner ’95, All Our Kin



Janna Wagner, founder and Chief Learning Officer of All Our Kin, shares her experience founding a nonprofit in New Haven to support family childcare businesses and improve children’s early learning experiences.


Resumes 2: Electric Boogaloo



Resumes? Again? Yes! We realized that this important and large topic needs more than 1 episode, so we are back to help you draft and construct a resume worthy of your many achievements that can help you get the job you want and deserve!


Where, Oh Where Is My Job Search Going?



The group tackles the behemoth task of successfully searching for a job! Be it your first job or one late in your career, this search can feel massive and overwhelming. We discuss a variety of ways in which you can break down this process into smaller, manageable pieces. Knowledge of this process helps keep you from feeling ‘stuck’, knowing that you have the power to bring forth needed change!


From Unpaid Employee to U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence with Christopher Mellon



Christopher Mellon recounts his career path from unpaid employee to U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. The Yale alum also discusses his current work on the History Channel show Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation and his conviction that life exists beyond earth.