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.

Job Search Check-in Group—Spring 2014

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.

Eligibility: PhD/Masters students from all GSAS departments seeking nonacademic jobs. Space is limited.
Friday, January 31, 10:00–11:30am
Friday, February 21, 10:00–11:30am
OCS Conference Room

Registration is required.

To register, email Heather Law (hlaw [at] fas.harvard.edu); include your name, G-level, and department.

Career Jump Start: Assessment, Skills, and Options—Spring 2014

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.

PhD students and alumni from all GSAS departments.
Wednesday, March 5, 9:30–11:30am
Wednesday, March 12, 9:30–11:30am
Wednesday, March 19, 9:30am–12:30pm
Wednesday, March 26, 9:30am–12:00pm
OCS Seminar Room

Registration is required.
To register, email Laura Stark (lstark[at]fas.harvard.edu); include your name, G-level, and department.