Career Support

University Career Resources

Undergraduates interested in global affairs will find their main source of advising and opportunities through Yale’s Office of Career Strategy and their online job system, Yale Career Link.

Jackson Career Programming for Global Affairs Majors
  • Opportunities to attend small group meetings, dinners, or coffee gatherings with career speakers
  • Summer dinner in London for Jackson students and alumni

Questions? Contact Elizabeth K. Gill, assistant dean for career development


Hear From Alumni

Jade Ford '16, Law '20

“My biggest advice for those interested in a career in public service or advocacy is to stay true to your goals even when it may seem easier—and more prestigious—to pursue a career in consulting, finance, or any of the other major sectors that recruit heavily at Yale. It’s easy to lose sight of what really excites you and makes you feel fulfilled when many of your friends, who you deeply admire and respect, are practicing for case interviews or the like. But it’s critical to remember what is meaningful to you and to chase after it even when it seems like more of an unknown.

I decided to go to law school to find a way to help others through the law, and I hope to devote my career to civil rights litigation post-graduation. My only wish is that I had sought out more information about career paths outside of the major recruiting sectors earlier.”

Cornelius Saunders '14

“My advice for current students is that the scope of development work is expanding which is creating exciting opportunities with nontraditional organizations. For instance, there is a growing recognition of the role of technical and programmatic innovation in addressing social challenges. The application and regulation of these technologies will be increasingly important over the next few years – and will require the collaboration of diverse stakeholders.

At graduation, I would never have imagined implementing digital identity programs which use artificial intelligence, biometrics, blockchain and mobile technologies. Similarly unexpected is that my work entails regularly engaging with governments, nonprofits, and multilateral organizations but also major tech companies and startups. The MPP at Cambridge gave me a chance to explore these types of initiatives, conduct independent research, and improve my analytical and communication capabilities. It was also a nice opportunity to take a step back from work responsibilities to assess my career options. Students interested in the field should not hesitate to reach out to organizations even if there are no advertised positions.”