January Session Career Workshops


Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (All day)


Dudley House

January 14th  – Resume & Cover Letter Essentials (12PM-1PM, Webinar)

Need to convert your academic CV to a 1-2 page resume? Or maybe you're starting from scratch. Learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter that reflects your strengths and resonates with employers so you can land interviews. Register for this webinar here.


January 17th Designing Your Life After Harvard (10AM-3PM, @ OCS)

The same design thinking approach used to develop cutting edge technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career. Join us for this day-long workshop created to help you navigate your next career steps. Adapted from the popular Stanford course and book entitled “Designing Your Life,” this hands-on session will give you the tools to make decisions, learn more about your career options, and confidently leverage the Harvard network while prototyping a few different plans for your future. The day will be filled with individual and group activities inspired by the design thinking process, and lunch will be provided. Please register to attend.


January 21st How Harvard Can Help You Land a Job (12PM-1PM, Webinar)

There are many ways Harvard can help you land a job. Learn about strategies for a successful job search, including identifying jobs and organizations that are the best fit for you, connecting with employers and alumni, and about all the resources available to help you explore and apply for jobs outside academia. Register for this webinar here.


January 24th How to Work a Career Fair (3PM-4PM, @ OCS)

Planning to attend an upcoming career fair and not sure what to expect? Have you been to fairs before but need tips on making the most of them? Come to this interactive workshop and get practical tips and advice on how to make the most of your time at career fairs and employer events! Please register to attend.


January 29th Leveraging Your PhD: Why Employers Value Your Skills (5PM-7:30 PM, GSAS Student Center, Common Room)

Join us for this special opportunity to hear about the career transition experiences of GSAS alumni working in a variety of jobs outside academe. Alumni will discuss their own career decision making, how they adapted to jobs outside academia, and how the skills and knowledge they developed during their graduate programs influenced their success. Following the panel, speak with alumni and Harvard affiliates about their specific jobs and career paths. Please register to attend.