OCS Firsthand Advisers

Connect virtually with alumni from a variety of Harvard schools who have worked at top organizations worldwide and have volunteered to offer you a resume review, a mock interview, or just a simple career conversation. OCS Firsthand Advisers allows you to search for alumni profiles using filters such as name, industry, employer, and area of expertise.

When you find someone of interest to you, the platform allows you to schedule your phone conversation in a few easy steps. There are currently over 350 Harvard alumni advisers on the platform who are willing to help you with your career search and/or prepare for interviews. There are also several thousand professionals on OCS Firsthand Advisers who are not Harvard alumni, but are still available to you free of charge.

Getting Started

Current Harvard College seniors, juniors, and sophomores can access the OCS Firsthand Advisers platform using these simple steps:

  1. Visit https://harvardocs.firsthand.co/
  2. Click the “Find Your Adviser” button.
  3. In the "Harvard Students" section, log in if you have a password. If you need to set a password, use the link to have a password reset request sent to your @college email address.

Note: The OCS Firsthand Advisers platform is only available to Harvard College undergraduates. Harvard College freshmen should attend OCS drop-in advising hours to discuss access to OCS Firsthand Advisers.