iii. Opportunities & Resources

Success rate when applying for a Teaching Fellowship.

White

78%

Bipoc

47%

White students had 1.65x the rate of success of BIPOC students when applying for a Teaching Fellowship.
Success rate when applying to their 1st choice Teaching Fellowship.

White

59%

Bipoc

43%

White students had 1.35x the rate of success of BIPOC students at getting their 1st choice Teaching Fellowship.
Success rate when applying for a Teaching Fellowship.

male

59%

female

63%

male

59%

female

63%

English as Primary Language

63%

English as Secondary Language

50%

English as Primary Language

65%

English as Secondary Language

57%

white

“The changes to TF assignments were done with fairness in mind, but students with closer relationships with the administration received personal emails reminding them of deadlines and informing them of opportunities.”
—US Male

“Enrolled students should not work for professors during the academic year or summer. At the School of Art, this is actually against the rules to prevent unnecessary competition, hierarchy among students, preferential treatment from professors, and to protect students from professors seeking to take advantage of cheap labor.”
—US Female

“For TF positions, we MED students often apply directly into PhD programs or seek teaching opportunities beyond Yale, so that the opportunity to teach is a benefit to our education at YSoA. It is important to me that we continue to have opportunities to teach, should we want them.

A bigger issue to me is the pay inequity between TA and TF positions. Many of us are looking to offset the cost of attending YSoA and live in New Haven through employment. The TA and TF positions do not pay the same amount and are often commensurate work loads. It would be great to set a standard for employment opportunities across the teaching roles.”
—US Female

bipoc

“[TF assignments] are often given to loud personalities, and/or those who are involved with school affairs and faculty. I feel favoritism is again heavily involved, and I definitely feel it is judged off personality over merit. I am a quiet person, and to be quite honest, I do at times feel overlooked.”
—International Asian Female

“Most international teaching experience is neglected when awarding a TF position. It all comes to teaching/TA-ing experience in Yale, which makes it almost impossible for international post-professional students to get a teaching position.”
—International MENAS Male

“I think that the TF-awarding process is getting more fair with the new push for interviews for TF-ships. It is inevitable that personal relations will influence the selection process because [professors] know who you are as a person, beyond just your CV and portfolio.”
—International Asian Male

To what extent do you feel comfortable asking faculty for references and/or to advocate on your behalf for jobs and internships?

12% Very comfortable
28% Somewhat comfortable
18% Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable
31% Somewhat uncomfortable
12% Very uncomfortable

White

50% Somewhat or very uncomfortable

bipoc

39% Somewhat or very uncomfortable

White

50% Somewhat or very uncomfortable

bipoc

39% Somewhat or very uncomfortable

us

35% Somewhat or very uncomfortable

international Intl

45% Somewhat or very uncomfortable

us

44% Somewhat or very comfortable

international Intl

23% Somewhat or very comfortable

I got my job or internship through:
18% The YSoA Career Fair
17% A member of YSoA faculty or admin
17% A previous professional or academic connection
4% A familial or personal connection
32% Independent networking

white

12% The YSoA Career Fair

bipoc

22% The YSoA Career Fair

white

23% A member of YSoA faculty or admin

bipoc

13% A member of YSoA faculty or admin

white

38% Independent networking

bipoc

29% Independent networking

white

“While the rest of us went through the grueling and disorganized Career Fair process, some students leveraged their personal relationships with the administration to get job recommendations directly. This made me very sad.”
—US Male

“I feel like I work too many jobs and work too hard for no money and minimal recognition. I feel more pressure than others to prove myself professionally since my background isn’t in architecture. I have significant work experience but none that amounts to a lot of practical skill in architecture.”
—International Female

bipoc

“It has been a very difficult process waiting for OPT and finding a job in what is not my first language. The OPT period is short— only one year to pay as much as I can of Yale loans in US currency and to afford living expenses. YSoA could provide more opportunities for students to be able to work after graduation until they find a job in the United States.”
—International Latinx Female

“Why aren’t we working with the Office of Career Strategy at Yale? When contacted, they said that YSoA is not part of the system, and it’s unfair. There are many interdisciplinary networks and positions that one could apply for, but having a silo and not letting us look for career networking within Yale’s own OCS seems bizarre.”
—International Asian Male

I receive financial support via: (select all that apply)
79% YSoA need-based aid
27% YSoA merit-based aid
37% Student loans
18% Scholarships or grants from sources other than YSoA
43% Parents and/or members of my extended family
5% significant other
61% A job during the school year
I receive financial support via: YSoA need-based aid

white

68%

bipoc

85%
I receive financial support via: YSoA merit-based aid

us

33%

international Intl

21%
I receive financial support via: Student loans

us

51%

international Intl

21%
I receive financial support via: Scholarships or grants from sources other than YSoA

us

11%

international Intl

26%
I receive financial support via: Parents and/or members of my extended family

white

23%

bipoc

55%
I receive financial support via: A job during the school year

us

73%

international Intl

46%
Which of the following statements best describes the extent to which YSoA financial aid influenced your decision to enroll?
58% The financial aid I received from YSoA heavily influenced my decision.
31% The financial aid I received from YSoA somewhat influenced my decision.
4% The financial aid I received from YSoA did not influence my decision.
7% I did not receive financial aid from YSoA.
How much financial aid do you receive from YSoA(% of one year’s tuition)?

white

47% of yearly tuition

bipoc

54% of yearly tuition

How much financial aid do you receive from YSoA? (% of one year’s tuition)?

us

46% of yearly tuition

international Intl

58% of yearly tuition

Which of the following best describes the extent to which the expenses and debt of your YsoA education will impact the kind of employment you seek after graduation?

46% It will heavily impact my decision-making.
33% It will somewhat impact my decision-making.
21% It will not impact my decision-making.
At my job, my yearly compensation is:

58% Less than $30,000 USD
9% $30,000-$50,000 USD
23% $50,000-$70,000 USD
7% $70,000-$90,000 USD
2% More than $90,000 USD

us

42% $50,000 USD or more

international Intl

20% $50,000 USD or more

At my internship, my compensation ($/hr) is:

white


$19/hr

bipoc

$16/hr

On average, white students made ~20% more than their BIPOC peers at their internships.*
*Note: One outlier, a white student who earned significantly more than all other respondents, was removed.