Category Career

Careers, Life, and Yale welcomes TheMuse.com!

The Careers, Life, and Yale Blog is very excited and proud to announce that the leading careers website, TheMuse.com, 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, TheMuse.com’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: http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2015/07/29/liberal-arts-degree-tech/#5e74c2445a75 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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2 Mindset Changes That’ll Make Your Long Job Search a Little Less Stressful

You’ve been applying to jobs for months, and while you’ve gotten an interview or two, nothing has panned out. What’s worse—your annoyance with your current position has reached an all-time high. That, or maybe you’re in between jobs and bills are looming. Whatever the reason, you need an actual offer—ASAP. Lengthy job searches can test even the heartiest of souls, but when you mix a tight internal timeline with slow

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The Research-Backed Way to Reach Your Goals (Because That’s the Best Feeling Ever)

When it comes to personal development and success, setting goals is usually brought up immediately—and rightly so! Taking the time to do this is critical to achieving success in all aspects of life. Most of this advice revolves around setting them—making them actionable, making them measurable, and making sure to set a deadline. While these are all true, they’re only applicable if we’re actively taking action toward them. In other words,

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Veteran Employment Challenges

We will eliminate new cases of military veteran unemployment by 2021 using technology, community, and education to provide a coordination and curation service to veterans before they leave the military. Think a digital reverse boot camp. If you’re interested in helping with this national effort, contact me at yulee@veteranlaunch.org. This may be bold, but there is no magic here. We’re simply helping veterans decide what civilian job they want and

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Charisse Says: You Got Entrepreneur Swag?

I hope you enjoyed the weekend☺ If you trekked down to the festivities at South By Southwest (SXSW), I hope you enjoyed it. If you don’t know what SXSW is, no sweat – it is an annual set of film, interactive media, music festivals and emerging technology conferences that takes place in mid-March in Austin, TX. What I want for you is to get inspired by the goal of SXSW,

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What makes us feel invested in a city?

Last month, I was honored to lead a workshop at the Yale Civic Leadership conference.   My workshop focused on one question:   How can folks who are in a city for a short period of time (like Yale students) feel invested and responsible for the city (like New Haven) they are in during and after their stay in that city?   I want to share what I learned.  

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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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