Yale CareerConnect 2016
Nearly 300 professionals from across Yale University gathered in Zhang Auditorium Feb. 18 for Yale CareerConnect 2016. The afternoon program offered staff an opportunity for staff to learn about career development resources available at Yale and to hone their own resume.
The event included remarks by Mike Peel, vice president of human resources and administration, and Elena DePalma, director of the Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Staff Development (OESD), and a keynote address by Amy Wrzesniewski, professor of organizational behavior, at the School of Management.
A panel on career growth at Yale featured five staff members with diverse career paths. Panelists discussed the steps they took that led to their current positions and gave advice on taking advantage of opportunities, networking, and mentoring at Yale. John Poitras, production supervisor at Yale Printing & Publishing Services, told the audience: “If you like what you’re doing, it feels less like a job and more like a career.”