Harvard's Office of Career Services

GSAS: Recruiting Opportunities

There are a number of different ways that employers seek out Harvard students for employment opportunities. Some employers will seek GSAS candidates directly, while others will use the same mechanisms that are in place for undergraduates. Please review the list below to see which resources best fit your career interests and job search timeline.

On-Campus Interview Program

In the fall and spring semesters, many companies come to campus to recruit both Harvard College and GSAS students. As organizations must know their hiring needs up to a year in advance of actual start dates, and must have the resources necessary to participate in this program, companies that recruit on campus tend to be larger organizations that hire many students at a time on an annual basis for specific positions. In order to participate, all students must complete an eRecruiting orientation session on an annual basis to become familiar with the software used to handle the logistics of the program. For more information see the Find a Job section.

Career Forum

This event, held at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center the last Friday of September, is the largest event for students to meet prospective employers. Many employers are especially eager to talk with GSAS students. It is a good idea to research participating employers in advance.

GSAS ListServs

Occasionally, organizations seeking GSAS students or alumni contact the GSAS counselors directly, who then post openings on the appropriate listserv.

Harvard Jobs Yahoo! Group

Yahoo! houses many online discussion groups that cater to Harvard alumni based on special interests, such as career orientation or geographic location. This group's purpose is to distribute job postings to Harvard alumni and current students. You must be affiliated with Harvard University to join this list. Many postings come from Harvard alumni seeking fellow alums for positions in their organizations. Please note that this group is NOT officially affiliated with the Office of Career Services or Harvard University, but rather a grass roots effort on the part of alumni.