Category Finding Your Passion

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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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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Money and Freedom

The best things in life are free But you can give them to the birds and bees I need money (that’s what I want)   — Barrett Strong, Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford, “Money (That’s What I Want)”   Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free, no no And, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues You

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Career Lessons from Running the Marathon

I ran the 2015 New York City Marathon. And by run I mean walk in pain for eight hours and 21 minutes. It was definitely worth it. Training for and running the marathon isn’t about your career. It’s about your life. But everything in your life can benefit from the marathon experience. My marathon experience reminded me of the following:     Don’t wait until you’re ready. Make a choice

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Living in New Haven After Graduation

tl;dr Email me if you want: to talk about bikes. to talk about what it’s like to work at a startup. to talk about what it’s like to work at SeeClickFix. to talk about what it’s like to live in New Haven after graduation. to be connected with folks who know a lot more than I do about all of the above. I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky

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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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One Yale

It’s easy to carry a lot of preconceived notions into a place like Yale, particularly when coming to it from an unusual background.  There are things that one comes into the experience wanting to believe that are immediately apparent, and things that are sometimes harder to find.  I very much wanted to believe that the universally recognized strength of Yale was the diversity perspectives, passions, and disciplines that can be brought together

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