"Upperclassmen are oftentimes the best resource for finding cool jobs and internships. I learned about my summer job at the Department of Labor from a senior who had worked there the previous two summers. Don't be shy about asking others for advice; they love talking about their previous jobs, and you'll probably learn about an opportunity that you never even knew existed."
"After a fairly exhaustive search and application process in my sophomore year for summer jobs and fellowships, I picked the Bulldogs in the Bluegrass, one of the Bulldogs programs at Career Services. The program does a great job of finding truly meaningful work for its participants. I work for an organization that does job development and job training for adults with mental retardation, and it is obvious every day the impact I am able to make on the lives of my clients. It's a terrific feeling I don't think I would have been able to achieve had I chosen to work anywhere else."
If you have been thinking about what you will do over next summer or after graduation, Undergraduate Career Services (UCS), located at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor, and part of the Center for International and Professional Experience, can help you learn about options. Counselors are available to meet with you individually by appointment. You are encouraged to consult a counselor whether you are just beginning your job or internship search or are close to making a decision.
Students can also meet with a UCS counselor or a peer advisor without an appointment during walk-in hours for quick questions and brief cover letter and résumé reviews. UCS has extensive resources where students can get information about summer opportunities, graduate and professional schools, and permanent employment opportunities.
The UCS Web site offers excellent information on all career-related topics, including details about expanded domestic and international internship options and summer internships. It includes a comprehensive calendar of UCS events.
In addition to getting information from UCS, you can consult the Association of Yale Alumni's Yale Career Network database, which includes listings from more than 10,000 alumni who have agreed to talk to students about career choices. The database is searchable by major at Yale, type of work, and other criteria.