Harvard's Office of Career Services

Harvard Pre-Professional/Business Clubs


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FULL LIST OF STUDENT GROUPS


AMBLE (Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs)
AMBLE is intended to serve Harvard's community of women and minority students who maintain an active interest in exploring opportunities in the business world. Not only does this organization aim to help expose students to potential career fields, it also hopes to connect them with mentors and professionals in these areas and aid students in building their own pathways to success. Through conferences, seminars, newsletters, panel discussions, social functions, and other avenues, AMBLE hopes to open the doors of the business world to all members and participants.
Contact Information:
Vicky Wei, President
Jennifer Sun, Co-President
Group Email: amble@hcs.harvard.edu

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Cambridge Microenterprise Initiative
The mission of the Cambridge Microfinance Initiative is, in a phrase, to help people help themselves. We give business training to hardworking people who are trying to make ends meet, and help them get small loans to start or expand their small businesses. We help them plan and execute their own business ideas so that they can realize their dreams of financial success and independence.
Contact Information:
Amanda Lu, Co-President
Jin Zang, Co-President
Group Email: cambridgemfi@gmail.com

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Harvard College Africa Business and Investment Club
Poverty and underdevelopment, particularly in Africa, have several complex underlying causes that transcend several academic disciplines and thus require a multi-perspective approach for an adequate understanding. The practical knowledge of experts in the fields of business, finance, investment, development e.t.c. need to be harnessed and synthesized into feasible solutions that will alleviate the aforementioned problems. Interestingly, business and investment –often blamed for Economic exploitation and oppression of the poor--may hold the keys to economic growth, development and poverty alleviation for the developing world, especially Africa.  HABIC promotes better understanding of ethical business and investment and its relation to development by bringing together Harvard College students and Experts from academia, business, finance and development fields. Every year, the club runs a real or simulated investment project based on an identified developmental or poverty-alleviation need in a chosen African country. We also have a Distinguished Speaker Series and pre-professional programs for our members.
Contact Information:
David Mbau
Group Email: habic@hcs.harvard.edu

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Harvard College Consulting Group
The Harvard College Consulting Group is a student-run, not-for-profit organization that innovates and executes real consulting solutions for businesses, nonprofits, and student clubs. HCCG is dedicated to providing business skills and connections for its members, with an emphasis on leadership development and analytical thinking. Because HCCG's consulting projects are for real organizations, members of HCCG are provided with critical training that enables the members to understand businesses from numerous perspectives, including Financial, Information Technology, Marketing, Organizational Development, Entrepreneurial, and more. Please contact us to inquire about membership.
Contact Information:
Jenny Le
, Director
Group Email: hccg.share@gmail.com

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Harvard College Council on Business and the Environment
The Harvard College Council on Business and the Environment is a green strategy consulting group that aims to identify growth potential of green start-ups and engineer sustainable solutions for businesses of all types. The group is structured in a manner comparable to the structure of any management consulting firm, which allows members to develop skill sets that are directly transferable to the professional consulting setting. The purpose of the Harvard College Council on Business and the Environment (CBE) is to provide the Harvard undergraduate student body with a means of exploring inefficiencies in business that are either 1) founded on green ideals or 2) interested in moving towards greater sustainability by cutting inefficiencies in a cost-effective manner.
Contact Information:
Zander Sebenius, Co-President
Group Email: harvardcbe@gmail.com
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Harvard College Investment Magazine
A semi-annual publication devoted to presenting the significant and current topics of investment and finance. The magazine is concerned with the pertinent issues in corporate finance, corporate governance and investment research, serving as a platform of intellectual exchange on investment between the professionals and the academic Harvard community. The publication was founded in 2003 by Harvard College undergraduates, who wished to educate both the College and the greater community of the pressing topics of investment. From its inception, the Harvard College Investment Magazine has stayed true to its purpose by blending professional articles, interviews, and academic research to offer a comprehensive array of commentary to the investment field, making the magazine accessible to students, investors, and businesses. Each print edition of the Harvard College Investment Magazine contains an in-depth collection of articles on a specific area within corporate governance, corporate finance, and investment research. The magazine also hosts regular features in high-performing stocks, educational investment, international finance, plus interviews and profiles of noteable investment firms. The Harvard College Investment Magazine is a fully-registered, student publication of Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.
Contact Information:
Richard Hwang , Co-Editor-in-Chief
Nicole Ludmir , Co-Editor-in-Chief
Group Email: join@harvardinvestmentmagazine.org

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Harvard College Real Estate Club
The mission of the Harvard College Real Estate Club is to enhance undergraduate exposure to and familiarity with the real estate industry through education, skill development, and career networking. HCREC seeks to facilitate relationships between Harvard undergraduates and industry professionals, eminent professors, as well as graduate students interested in real estate. In order to prepare its members for building such relationships, the Real Estate Club prioritizes education and skill development in a variety of related fields, such as real estate development, finance, lending, leasing, and urban planning. In addition to speaker events and workshops, HCREC organizes a mentorship program with graduate students at HBS, HLS, and the Graduate School of Design, and hosts a Boston Trek visiting numerous real estate companies in Boston. HCREC is a part of the Harvard Real Estate Consortium, an interdisciplinary organization representing all real estate and urban development clubs across the university.
Contact Information:
Dante Acuna, President
Group Email: hrec-board@hcs.harvard.edu

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The Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative
The mission of the Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) is to bring together Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and broader community members passionate about social innovation and its ability to create sustainable social change through mixed-profit models. SIC seeks to create a productive, open dialogue about social entrepreneurship, foster and incubate innovative ideas, and promote collaboration through discussion forums (“fair trade coffee houses”), partnerships with campus and local organizations, an “Innovation Advisory Council” composed of professors and professionals, and its annual Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship.
Contact Information:
Bari Saltman, President
Group Email: hcsic@hcs.harvard.edu

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The Harvard College Social Responsibility Trust
The mission of the Harvard College Social Responsibility Trust (HCSRT) is to foster in the Harvard community awareness of the impacts and importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG), as well as corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues in industry and socially responsible investing (SRI), form relationships with stakeholder experts in industry, public sector, and academia who will share best practices and resources in support of the HCSRT’s programs, promote career exploration and opportunities relating to ESG and CSR, including careers in CSR initiatives within corporations, ratings and advisory services relating to ESG and CSR, and socially responsible and mission-based investing, encourage socially responsible and mission-based investing in individual and institutional fund management, and examine and promote educational programs that would cultivate next generation leaders and supporters of ESG, CSR, and SRI.
Contact Information:
Akunna Iheduru, President
Group Email: hcsrtmail@gmail.com

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Harvard College Venture Partners
Harvard College Venture Partners aims to foster a more venture friendly culture on the Harvard campus and to form a community of entrepreneurs whose collection of skills and interests would help maximize the chance of launching successful ventures. HCVP (College) intends to collaborate with the Rock Center of Entrepreneurship (HBS) and the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center (SEAS) at the recently announced Harvard Innovation Lab. We hope to facilitate the transition of business plans into tangible, scalable and ultimately, profitable products. We strive to be the premiere venture group on campus providing the necessary resources, skills, and support to the students of Harvard College.
Contact Information:
Christopher Lee, Co-President
Peter Boyce, Co-President
General Email: partners@hcvp.co

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Harvard Crimson
The Harvard Crimson, founded in 1873 and incorporated in 1967, is the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper and is also a multi-million-dollar corporation. Funded by advertising revenue, subscriptions, and third-party contract printing, The Crimson is independent of the University. The Harvard Crimson Business Board provides unparalleled business experience for Harvard undergraduates. For over 130 years, The Crimson has provided the best opportunity for undergraduates to run their own business. Business editors regularly go on to the best business schools and secure the most sought-after jobs. The Harvard Crimson Business Board has four student-managed departments: Advertising, Circulation, Contract Printing, and Operations. Business editors are encouraged to think entrepreneurially and create new products and services to help grow the tradition of The Crimson. The Business comp lasts 10 weeks and requires about four to six hours a week to complete.
Contact Information:
E. Benjamin Samuels, President
Andrew Creamer, Business Manager
General Email: president@thecrimson.com

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Harvard Financial Analysts Club
The Harvard Financial Analysts Club (HFAC) is dedicated to providing the Harvard student body with sound financial education programs and real-world investment experience. Through the HFAC comp, new members are given a ground-up introduction to finance with a focus on internship and career preparation. After completion of the comp, students can help manage HFAC's open-end mutual fund, an equity portfolio under the direction of the club's student and alumni members. In addition to its weekly comp and fund meetings, HFAC hosts guest speakers from both academia and the finance industry.
Contact Information:
Amy Yin, President—Finance 
Karti Mital, President—Operations
Will Newberry, Director, Corporate Relations
General Email: harvard.fac@gmail.com

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Harvard Investment Association
The Harvard Investment Association (HIA) aims to provide the undergraduate Harvard community with an educational exploration of the investment world. By conducting education programs, hosting guest speakers, and simulating investment techniques, HIA provides its members with the skills and tools necessary to develop their interest in investing. HIA is the only undergraduate organization committed to helping students understand investments and helping to facilitate the recruitment process. Through trips, private recruitment events, and close interaction with leading investment companies, HIA aims to provide a means by which companies can identify students interested in investment careers. Through a combination of education and recruitment activities, HIA helps to develop smarter personal investments and stronger careers in the investment field.
Contact Information:
Weishen Mead, Co-President
Jeffrey Homer, Co-President
General Email: harvardinvestmentassociation@gmail.com

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Harvard Media Ventures (HMV)
HMV is a professional media enterprise for students. HMV manages and operates Venture Publishing and Events , HMV Publishing , HMV Productions , and HMV Design. Venture Magazine, HMV's flagship publication, provides students with career advice and advice for life outside of Harvard. Venture has been self-sustaining since Q3 2004, the fastest Harvard College publication ever to become profitable, and is one of the few magazines in the country to have won the Associated Collegiate Press's Pacemaker Award for excellence in college journalism for two consecutive years. Venture also hosts conferences, speakers, and case workshops. Recent events hosted under the Career name, such as the Spring Career Conference, have exposed students to industries such as investment banking, consulting, sports, hospitality, brand management, and national security. HMV Publishing and HMV Design provide publishing contracting services to student groups at Harvard, while HMV Productions produces visual media such as the Senior Class DVD. With a focus on entrepreneurial energy and professionalism, HMV has recruited a Board of Directors that includes seasoned media and finance executives, and the group's alumni have left Harvard to work in media, venture capital, investment banking, and technology. Join HMV and focus on business and strategic planning, sales and operations, cutting-edge editorial, event planning, graphic design, or IT.
Contact Information:
Samantha Go, President & CEO
Emma Carron, CFO

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Harvard Pre-Professional Development
Harvard College Pre-Professional Development (PPD) is a pre-professional organization whose objective is to provide undergraduate students with the resources to pursue their interest in a professional career of their choice. We seek to empower a dynamic group of leaders and pre- professionals at Harvard College by providing a head start into the necessities to excel in a professional career. Through networking, branding, and institutional development training, PPD provides a foot in the door of execution within professional careers. PPD seeks to promote greater awareness and understanding of the skills necessary for professional careers within the Harvard community through appropriate means such as publications, meetings, speaker series, networking events, Microsoft Excel Platform training sessions, as well as boot camps that break down and allow students to act out specific responsibilities within their respective career interests. PPD allows students to invest in their future, providing them the opportunity to discover what kind of work they find rewarding and satisfying while subsequently providing hands-on experience in that specific field of interest. Four specific fields we focus on include Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, and Non-Profit. We make the transition from the student organization to the industry internship experience smoother, mastering the skills students will be expected to excel in in their summer experiences.
Contact Information:
Ashtynn Baltimore, President
Angelique Henderson, Vice President


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Harvard Student Agencies, Inc.
Founded in 1957, Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) is the world's largest student-run corporation and encompasses ten divisions each headed by a student manager. HSA offers business-minded undergraduates the opportunity to direct all aspects of established businesses, from budgeting and hiring to marketing and new business development. Divisions of this $5 million corporation include HSA Cleaners and Dorm Essentials, HSA Tutoring, The Harvard Bartending Course, HSA Translation, HSA Marketing, The Cronin Center for Enterprise, Unofficial Publications, Harvard Distribution, Rover, The Harvard Shop, and Let's Go Travel Guides. Of particular interest to our corporate partners are CCFE business program sponsorships (see Center for Enterprise ) and direct marketing opportunities through The Harvard Guide to Summer Opportunities and Harvard Distribution Services, the only authorized direct-to-student distribution channel on campus. Telephone: 617-495-3030.
Contact Information:
Patrick Coats, President
Roland Yang, Chief Operating Officer
General Email: info@hsa.net

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Harvard Student Agencies - Cronin Center for Enterprise
The Cronin Center for Enterprise, a subsidiary of Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) was founded in 1997 to support and foster the creative business initiatives of Harvard undergraduates. Reaching an ever-growing number of Harvard students, the Center serves to bridge the gap between a liberal arts education and professional careers with the help of alumni, mentors, and corporate sponsors. As an institution dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurship and business awareness, the Center's resources are directed towards planning and funding educational forums and career development programs that include the Harvard College Innovation Challenge. Our flagship event is the Business Leadership Program, which brings together top business-minded students, prominent HBS Faculty, and successful corporations in a rigorous week-long event designed to train Harvard College's most promising students in the fundamentals of business leadership.
Contact Information:
Calvin Willett, Managing Director
General Email: cfe@mail.hsa.net

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Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association
The Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association (HUEA) promotes campus awareness of recent economics research and career opportunities in economics. In the past, HUEA has hosted many events such as dinner discussions with noted professors and panel discussions concerning economics graduate school. The HUEA was started in an attempt to have some sort of student organization for people interested in economics. The goal of the group is to serve the undergraduate economics community at Harvard through various activities and events.
Contact Information:
Jessica Zeng, Co-President
Chenzi Xu, Co-President
General Email: huea@hcs.harvard.edu

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Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB)
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business seeks to empower a dynamic group of enterprising young women by uniting them through business education and experience. WIB offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate women at Harvard to expand and sharpen their knowledge of business opportunities, giving them the skills they will need to become future leaders in the corporate world. WIBs membership has been steadily expanding since its inception almost five years ago. Serving the entire female Harvard undergraduate population, WIB is overseen by an executive board and five subcommittees. Through panels, conferences, outreach initiatives, skillbuilding workshops, leadership projects, mentorship programs, and social events, WIB seeks to expose undergraduate women to a variety of business careers. WIBs unique blend of professionalism, pragmatism, and entrepreneurial spirit allows us to develop programs that are informative, effective, and diverse. Over the years, we have cultivated close relationships with many companies in different sectors of the business world, including investment banking, consulting, financial services, software technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more. WIB also works closely with Harvard Business School and other female-oriented business organizations such as the 85 Broads Network. Membership in WIB requires completion of the WIBternship, in which prospective members attend informational business panels and collaborate with peers on skill-building mini-projects. Once part of the WIB network, associates are encouraged to apply for committee positions where they help coordinate and execute the planning for the largest business organization on campus. Associates enjoy the opportunity to gain a variety of management and organizational skill sets, from finance and development to marketing, design, and production. Much of WIBs success comes from the creativity and dedication of its members who are constantly seeking to expand the organizations influence both on campus and off.
Contact Information:
Rena Wang, Co-President
Kavya Shankar, Co-President
General Email: info@huwib.org

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Harvard Vestis Council
The Harvard Vestis Council is a student organization that deals with the fine arts and fashion. Our mission deals with promoting awareness and appreciation of the arts on campus. The council hopes to provide educational, philanthropic, and post-academic opportunities for its members, exploring fashion as a trade, as a tradition, and as a creative expression. Essentially the council hopes to bridge the relationship between art and the art of fashion.
Contact Information:
Anna Remus, President
Meryl Natow, Vice President
General Email: vestis@hcs.harvard.edu

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Smart Woman Securities
Smart Woman Securities (SWS) is a not-for-profit organization focused on investment education for undergraduate women. Through instructive seminars, mentoring initiatives, and meetings with successful investors such as Warren Buffett, SWS provides resources upon which women can build greater knowledge of the financial markets. By giving young women direct investment experience while still in college, SWS aims to empower a new generation of women investors for the future. We believe that SWS can succeed in creating a new generation of women with greater investment knowledge and financial influence. SWS is not only dedicated to educating its members; we aim to create a movement that brings financial responsibility into the hands of women everywhere.
Contact Information:
Meredith Toman, Co-CEO
Sara Providence, Co-CEO
General Email: sws@hcs.harvard.edu


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The Leadership Institute at Harvard College (LIHC)
The Leadership Institute at Harvard College is an organization on campus devoted entirely to promoting and developing the awareness, skills, and values of leadership among Harvard students, faculty, and officers. The two main functions of LIHC are to develop leadership skills through various programs and to also bring leaders on campus together to further discussions for collaboration.  Our mission is to aid students in their quest to become more effective leaders through the development of leadership qualities and skills and through collaboration with fellow leaders.
Contact Information:
Linxi Wu, President
Jenne Louie, Vice President
James Ho, Finance Chair
General Email: lihc@hcs.harvard.edu

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Veritas Financial Group
The Veritas Financial Group (VFG) seeks to empower highly motivated students by providing them with valuable financial skills and hands-on experience that will prepare them to excel as business leaders. Established as one of the premiere financial groups on campus and distinguished through its commitment to diversity, VFG provides students with comprehensive exposure to the financial world via educational tracks focused on topics ranging from introductory finance to advanced private equity. VFG is the only organization that is consistently taught by Harvard Business School professors and students. As the financial organization with the most extensive network of corporate sponsors, VFG also offers members an unparalleled opportunity to develop relationships with investment banks and firms through prestigious events like its annual Wall Street Trip, annual Financial Conference, and members-only networking receptions.
Contact Information:
Kevin Jiang, President
Reed Snyder, Vice President
Michelle Yang, Vice President
General Email: veritasfinancial@gmail.com



For more information about undergraduate student groups on campus, go to the Harvard College Student Organizations List.

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