Summer 2024 Career Information for One Year Programs and Silver Scholars

Join the Career Development Office (CDO) this summer for a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience designed to enhance your professional development as you prepare to embark on your b school career journey. Our summer series combines live sessions and recorded content, offering a flexible approach to fit your schedule. In the live sessions, we will dive into topics such as leveraging your network for job search success, understanding your job search approach and timeline, and the invaluable role the CDO can play in your exploration. The recorded sessions will focus on understanding your resources, refining your LinkedIn presence, and mastering the art of storytelling to effectively communicate your skills and experiences.

This year’s summer series will lead directly into our interactive sessions during the second week of orientation. Below, please find a detailed list of sessions and resources available to you starting in June.


The Summer Series programs for Silver Scholars and One Year Programs will occur on Wednesdays at 9:00AM ET. Calendar holds will be sent to your calendar with Zoom links for live sessions. Recorded sessions will be emailed to you.

Each program will have tailored sessions based on their unique career needs:

  • June 12 | LIVE Your CDO Partnership session
  • June 19 | Recorded Industry Overviews & Timelines session
  • June 26 | LIVE Understanding Your Job Search session
  • July 3 | Recorded CDO Site & Resources session
  • July 10 | LIVE Your Best Tool: Networking session
  • July 17 | Recorded Telling Your Story session
  • July 24 | LIVE Ask Me Anything session
  • August 7 | Recorded LinkedIn session

Also, keep an eye out for quick tips videos in the #cdo-coaches channel in Slack throughout the summer!


Coaching appointments for incoming students will begin on Monday, June 10. Coaching appointments can focus on topics including personal branding, goal framing, target list creation, search strategy and interview prep. We encourage attending the Your CDO Partnership session prior to making an appointment.


  • Students in One Year Programs will have required Orientation sessions on the following dates and times:
    • Tuesday, August 20, 9AM – 12PM ET
    • Wednesday, August 21, 9AM – 12PM ET
    • Thursday, August 22, 9AM – 12PM ET
  • Students should also be aware of CDO programming from 9:00am-3:00pm on the following Fridays – September 6, September 13, September 20.


  • The Career Development Website is a publicly-available resource with information, training, guides, and other resources for all students and alumni. Content is regularly updated and searchable and is grouped by Program, Industry, Affinity, Career Skills, and About the CDO. Content types include:
    • Static overviews
    • Upcoming events from the Career Management System, Campus Groups, and around Yale
    • Career-related blogs
    • Video training and informational content
    • Skill-building experience opportunities
    • Skill and Industry Guides
    • Job Boards
    • And more!
      *Set up a Custom Alert for the Career Development Website to receive updates on newly-added content
  • Additionally, the Career Development Website has CDO-provided Resources exclusively for Yale SOM students, such as AI-driven resume and interview prep (Vmock), industry/function-specific interview and skill-building prep (Wall Street Prep, Rocketblocks, Exponent), and more.


Along with the Career Development Website, the Career Management System (CMS) is the go-to resource for Yale SOM students’ careers. Use CMS to:

  • Make coaching appointments
  • Share your resume with potential employers through Resume Books
  • Find upcoming recruiting and professional development events
  • Research companies of interest and find contacts
  • Search job postings for internships and full-time
  • Research job trends for SOM and b-school students, including types of roles, salary ranges, and offer timelines
  • And more!


All Yale SOM students also have access to Slack for communications across the school. CDO has created industry and program-specific channels for quick updates and to share job postings and events of note, as well as the #cdo-coaches channel to share resources and for your quick career-related questions.

Join us now in Slack and introduce yourself and let us know where you’re joining us from on the #cdo-coaches channel! We look forward to connecting.


In addition to CDO programming, incoming students are encouraged to take time over the summer to explore the options available to them and to assess their own skills, interests, and values. Use the CDO website, including the Incoming Student Prep and Explore Your Interests / Self Assessment pages to find resources to learn more about industries of interest and reflect on your own goals and values.

By Audrey Hupp
Audrey Hupp Associate Director of Operations and Program Manager, Career Education & Coaching