Tai Yee Ho

Associate director, career advising
Office Phone
36 University Place, Suite 200 (Above the U-Store)

Tai Yee provides one-on-one advising across a broad range of interests, covering topics including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Choosing concentrations
  • Practice interviews
  • Internship and job search planning
  • Law and graduate school planning and applications

She advises students interested in all career fields, and in particular enjoys speaking with students about:

  • Arts, entertainment, communications and media careers
  • Education, policy, politics, social service and public service careers
  • How they can start to explore their career interests

Liaison to: The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the following academic departments: art and archaeology, English, history, Lewis Center for the Arts, music, Near Eastern studies, philosophy and politics.

I enjoy: Helping students align their passions and sense of purpose with concrete steps to advance in each part of their career journey.

My first job after graduation: An internship at Human Rights Watch.

I wish more students knew more about: Here’s one of my metaphors for viewing career paths: You continually adjust your lens to zoom in on the details and zoom out for the broader picture. When you gaze long enough in one direction, you might forget that you are also free to turn, to experience a whole other vista. Allow the possibility of all these vantage points.

I wish more students knew the Center for Career Development offered: Advisers who can support you as you take agency over your career exploration process. Brainstorming ideas, practicing different approaches and reflecting on experiences with advisers are safe ways to try new things in your career search and learn from the steps you take. 

Some small things that make my day better are: Snack attacks throughout the day (cheese is courage), Colbert clips and old Key and Peele sketches.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? Ballroom and folk dancing. If I were mayor, I’d make collectively dancing the polka, swing or Cha Cha mandatory for the able-bodied once a year (maybe on tax day?).