The BBS Program recognizes that getting a Ph.D. is just the beginning and that BBS students have ambitions to lead successful careers upon graduation. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of career paths – both inside and beyond academia - and Yale University has an abundance of resources to help them along the way. Visit the links to the left to learn about the many opportunities to explore career paths that require a Ph.D.
As shown in the graphs below, BBS students have been extraordinarily successful in their career pursuits and do enter very diverse career paths. Of the 1,000 plus students who have graduated since 2000, career data are available for 97% of these graduates. Of those for whom we have data, the unemployment rate is only 0.1%. The graphs below divide graduates into two pools: a) recent graduates, many of whom pursue postdoctoral training upon graduation; and b) older graduates, most of whom are now in established careers.