The Jackson School’s Career Development Office provides individual career advising, connections, and tools to support Jackson School students in their career development.
The Career Development Office (CDO) provides individual career advising, connections, and tools to support Jackson School students in their career development. CDO connects students with alumni and other professionals for the purposes of network-building, professional support, and information sharing. In addition to working closely with students in the Jackson School’s MPP program, the CDO also offers programming and office hours for undergraduates in the Global Affairs major.
Supporting Students as Individuals
Motivated by our commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, and equality, the Jackson Career Development Office welcomes, supports, and celebrates each individual student. We recognize the barriers that many populations – across racial, religious, ethnic, national, gender, and sexual identities – face in many professions. We commit to supporting students as individuals by recognizing each of their unique experiences, interests, skills, and challenges. We also commit to partnering with alumni, recruiters, and employers – across sectors – who share Jackson’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and who reflect and represent our global community.
Our Commitment to Accessibility
CDO is committed to creating resources that are inclusive. If you encounter barriers to accessing resources or programming, please let us know and we will adjust accordingly. Our goal is to create a career development environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to all.
Assistant Dean for Career Development
Elizabeth K. Gill is the Assistant Dean for Career Development at the Yale University Jackson School of Global Affairs. Starting at Jackson with its inception as an Institute in 2010, Elizabeth advises students studying global affairs in both the Master’s in Public Policy program and the undergraduate major.
Elizabeth enjoys advising students on crafting compelling applications for a wide variety of roles in a range of sectors and offering programming that helps students consider career options. Elizabeth has served on a variety of committees through the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Prior to coming to Yale, Elizabeth worked for 10 years at Duke University in North Carolina and spent a year teaching English in China at Shandong University. She received her M.A. in liberal studies from Duke University and her B.A. in East Asian studies from The College of Wooster in Ohio. Elizabeth is a Fellow at Yale’s Branford College.Read Full Bio
Assistant Director for the Career Development Office
Kristen Estabrook is the Assistant Director of Career Development at the Yale University Jackson School of Global Affairs. Starting at Jackson with its inception as a School in the fall of 2022, Kristen focuses on employer and recruiter engagement in addition to student advising.
Before joining Jackson, Kristen spent four years as a community organizer in New Haven, where she worked on the passage of local and state legislation for criminal legal and healthcare reform, and previously taught special education through Teach for America. She received her B.A. in history and religious studies from The College of Wooster in Ohio. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors.Read Full Bio