Connect with a suite of online tools to research and expand your professional network!

These are just a few of the many reasons why people network:

  • Find an Apartment
  • Starting a Business
  • Find a Good Day Care Center
  • Find a Date!
  • Job and Internship Search

“Here’s the truth: Networking is NOT all about who you know or who knows you. Networking is all about who likes you and who respects you.”

“Networking is NOT selling, nor USING people for your gain. Networking IS an exchange of information, contacts, referrals and goodwill. Networking leads to new relationships, new opportunities and greater accomplishments.” — Networking Works! Wetfeet Insider’s Guide

  • Always reciprocate. Whether making an introduction, providing information or doing a favor. Ideas may come later if nothing immediately comes to mind.
  • Always FOLLOW UP. If a faculty member refers you to someone for a possible internship, act on the referral. If you meet someone at a conference and it seems like a fruitful connection, send them an email when you get home.
  • Maintain relationships. After you’ve followed up as suggested, let the faculty member know—keep the communication lines open and active.
  • Praise your network! When people you know do something worthwhile or merely an achievement you admire or respect, LET THEM KNOW!

What is Career Readiness?

From the National Association of Colleges and Employers:

“Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.”

Much of the education and …

By Kathy Douglas
Kathy Douglas Senior Associate Director
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Volunteer To Be Featured in the 2024 Summer Experience Spotlight Series on IG!

All students currently completing their summer experience are invited to be featured on the YSE CPD Office Instagram Account, other social media and/or website as part of our Summer Experience Spotlight Series. It’s a great way to highlight your career-related …

By Kathy Douglas
Kathy Douglas Senior Associate Director
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Career Resources

Career Development Courses

Contact & Location


195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Monday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

The office is closed weekends, holidays and recess days.