Harvard's Office of Career Services

GSAS: Special Programs

Please visit the GSAS calendar for the most current program information.

Below please find descriptions of several special programs OCS offers each academic year for GSAS students. As indicated in each description, some programs are scheduled cyclically and others only during a given semester. For example, the Job Acceleration Work Group is offered during the fall semester and Career Jump Start is offered at various times throughout the academic year. If you are interested in any of these programs, please read more detailed descriptions below and email the contact person to express your interest in future events.


Career Jump Start: Assessment, Skills, and Options

Considering your next step after the PhD? Are you on the fence, debating between academia or a career beyond the Ivory Tower? Discover some exciting career options that might be a great fit for you, and jump start your career!

In this four-session series for PhD students, you will consider whether a nonacademic career is right for you and learn the skills needed to begin the transition through in-depth self-assessment, brainstorming, and exploring career options. Space is limited and registration is required for this workshop series. Please make every effort to commit to all four meetings.

Eligibility:
PhD students and alumni from all GSAS departments.
Wednesdays, October 15 & 22 (10:00am–12:00pm)
October 29 (10:00am–1:00pm)

November 5 (10:00am–12:30pm)
OCS Seminar Room

Registration is required.

To register, email Laura Stark (lstark@fas.harvard.edu); include your name, G-level, and department.


Accelerate Your Nonacademic Job Search with the

GSAS Job Search Boot Camp: Forward Thinking Fridays

For those of you on the nonacademic job search this fall, get help in real time as you are going through the job search process. This 10 week boot camp is designed for GSAS students graduating in 2014-2015 to help you learn how to land a job. Topics include resume and cover letters, networking, interviewing, and negotiating. Participation in each session is strongly recommended due to the iterative nature of the group.

Eligibility:
Open to all Harvard GSAS students.
Location: OCS Conference Room: 54 Dunster Street
To learn more, visit the GSAS Job Search Boot Camp website.
To register, visit Crimson Careers and register for each session.