Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of Professions
Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of Professions

Purpose of the Career Panels

The Yale Career Panels were created to give students and alumni a candid view of a variety of professions where there are myths and misconceptions about each industry, its outlook, the types of people who do well and are happy, and how you succeed in the profession. The 44 panels conducted thus far have been live and via streaming video and are recorded for later viewing.

In 2016, we started a new series of "Yale Career Fireside Chats" focused on career-related issues instead of specific professions. 9 have been held thus far.

We have also conducted one "Yale Career Town Hall Discussion".

The Professions Covered

We have covered architecture artificial intelligence, biomedical, law, boutique consulting, consulting, data and support services,  drama and film, , education, education in a Covid-19 environment, entrepreneurism, finance and investing, fintech, government service, global health healthcare internet and data services, investing, investment banking, journalism and publishing, K-12 Teaching, medical, music, non-profit organizations, political careers in the election process, post Ph.D. non-academic careers, product management, real estate, R&D, sales, start-ups, venture capital and private equity, and a comparison of investing and investment banking. For the careers that the most Yale students go into, such as consulting, medical, legal, teaching and investment banking, we repeat the panels every two years to make sure that we have good coverage of the needs of the students.

Fireside Chats have covered "Managing Major Career Changes", "The Art of Networking", "Serving on Boards", "Cybersecurity", "Managing Your Career in a Covid-19 Downturn", "Lessons from a Veteran Entrepreneur", "Manging Global Careers"< "The Art of Interviewing" and , "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

The Town Hall discussion covered "How has the Pandemic impacted our Careers and Work-life? Click below to view video recordings of the panels and fireside chats.

These career panels have been a joint effort of a group of Yale alumni volunteers, the Yale Alumni Association, the Yale Office of Career Strategies, the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni, STAY, and a host of other Yale organizations.


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