Are you entering the nonacademic job market this fall? If so, then be a part of this informative group that will help you WOW employers. Learn how to best present yourself to prospective employers in current, HOT industries such as consulting, finance, patent law, biotech/pharma, etc. Join this multi-session program designed to help you:
- View your credentials from an employer’s perspective.
- Learn the details of the recruiting process.
- Find out what employers are looking for.
- Perfect your “elevator speech.”
- Develop your interviewing skills.
- Learn from other students about what works in the job market.
Eligibility: The first meeting (Friday, August 30) is open to all GSAS students. The remaining sessions are open only to GSAS Master's/PhD students who will complete their degree by August, 2014. Space is limited; see registration information below.
Friday, August 30, 10:00–11:30am, OCS Conference Room (Fall Recruiting 101 & OCI Orientation, open to all GSAS students.)
Fridays, September 6–October 25, 10:00–11:30am, OCS Conference Room, registration is required.
Registration: To apply, students must submit a “market-ready” resume and a cover memo detailing their anticipated graduation date, their graduate program, and a brief description of the types of employment they are seeking, to Heather Law (hlaw[at]fas.harvard.edu) by Friday, September 6, 2013. Need help with your resume? Attend the resume and cover letter workshop Friday, August 23, 10:00-11:30am in the OCS Conference Room.
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! Join this four-session series for PhD students where 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 exploration. 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 16–November 6, 10:00am–12:00pm (until 1:00pm on 10/30), OCS Seminar Room
Registration is required. To register, email Laura Stark (lstark[at]fas.harvard.edu); include your name, G-level, and department.
If you are job searching, then you know it continues to be a tough job market and that staying motivated and proactive can be challenging. This group can help you stay focused, connected, and goal-oriented. Joining this monthly meeting enables you to get together with other GSAS students searching for nonacademic jobs to share tips and advice wherever you are in your search. Even as fall recruiting has ended this year, many organizations fill positions on a “just in time basis.”