Posts by Careers, Life, and Yale

Humanities in Action: Inspirational Alumni-Student Exchanges

On Sunday, November 13 at the Whitney Humanities Center, a dozen Yale alums with a passion for the humanities shared career and life wisdom with students from Yale College and from Yale’s graduate and professional schools. The event, sponsored by the AYA and Yale’s Humanities faculty, featured a series of small-group panels with lots of time for Q&A followed by a networking reception.

Yale Honors Alumni Service With Yale Jefferson Awards

On Friday, November 11, following an AYA-sponsored awards ceremony – in front of hundreds of Yale alumni leaders — honoring four amazing Yalies for their inspiration, innovative, impactful, individual public service, members of the Yale community gathered in a more-intimate settings (the Nick Chapel Theater in Trumbull College). There, the four honorees — Zlatko Minev, Dan Rubins, Sophia Sanchez-Maes, and Evan Wolfson – each told their stories.

Careers, Life, and Yale welcomes!

The Careers, Life, and Yale Blog is very excited and proud to announce that the leading careers website,, co-founded by the great Yalie Alexandra Cavoulacos ’08, is generously sharing their content with our blog! Now in addition to regular and occasional bloggers from our alumni community,’s content, curated for our organization and mission, will appear in the blog – right here! We will start with a sampling of 5

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HUMANITIES STUDENTS – WE WANT YOU!! (to sign up for the Oct. 15 conference)

HUMANITIES STUDENTS – WE WANT YOU!! (to sign up for the Oct. 15 AYA-sponsored conference on STEM CAREERS: Formulae and Solutions for Success). This conference is not just for STEM majors! Why? News flash: Humanities degrees are tech’s newest “hot ticket” to getting hired, as Forbes magazine put it last year: The Washington Post reports that LinkedIn made the “staggering” finding, after an analysis of its own pages, that as many

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Watch “The Art of Public Speaking” right here!

Robert Russell, YSD ’89, actor and comedian, spoke at Yale on September 16.  Here, we present the video of this sold-out, acclaimed event!   The description from the event: Public speaking has been a vital means of personal empowerment and civic engagement throughout history. The need for effective public speaking will almost certainly touch you sometime in your life. When it does, you want to be ready. But even if you

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February 20 major event: Creative Careers in the Arts!

Following the wildly successful “Being Useful” event, Careers, Life, and Yale announces the opening of registration for the next signature event: Creative Careers in the Arts “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” –          Pablo Picasso   Join us on February 20th for an enriching day of exploring Creative Careers in the Arts! With a focus on careers in film and television, the performing and visual arts, writing,

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Humanities: What’s The Big Idea?

Here’s a timely post, especially considering the exciting Humanities in Action event coming up on November 15!

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University Secretary Kim Goff-Crews’ Keynote Address

Kim Goff-Crews addressed the “Being Useful” audience at Saturday’s memorable Careers, Life, and Yale event.

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