Non-Academic Job Search

  • 2020 Feb 25

    GSAS: The Networked Job Search

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    You've heard that networking is the best way to find a great job or internship (it is!), but you may be hesitant to get started. The easiest and most productive way to learn about different career fields and cultivate opportunities, is to meet one-on-one with professionals working in your field of interest. You'd be surprised how welcoming and informative these conversations can be. This interactive, hands-on workshop will demystify the process of networking and give you practical tips on how to actually get out there and network your way into a fabulous job!... Read more about GSAS: The Networked Job Search
  • 2020 Feb 27

    GSAS: Powerful Presenting, featuring David Marino

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    GSAS Student Center: Graduate Student Lounge (Room 202)
    Learn to be a powerful presenter! Not everyone feels comfortable in front of a crowd. Whether it’s presenting your research, delivering a speech, or simply speaking up during a meeting or networking event, finding your true and confident voice can be a challenge. Using a theater-derived approach and practical "on-your-feet" exercises, this workshop will give you the tools required to engage your audience with warmth, confidence and clarity. Led by David Marino, improv and presentation expert.... Read more about GSAS: Powerful Presenting, featuring David Marino
  • 2020 Mar 09

    GSAS: Career Jump Start for Scientists

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    TMEC 209, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston
    What are your career plans post-Harvard? What are your options? How can you even get started? Jump start your career and take on these big career questions! In this workshop, you will engage in interactive career self-assessment exercises to better understand your skills, interests, and values in the context of an effective job search. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.
  • 2020 Mar 10

    GSAS: Craft and Tailor your CV and Cover Letter (Webinar)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar
    If you’re planning to go on the academic job market this fall, begin preparing your documents now! Your CV and cover letter are the first documents that academic search committees see. Join this webinar to learn how to create a dynamic, graphically pleasing CV and a compelling, tailored cover letter. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. Read more about GSAS: Craft and Tailor your CV and Cover Letter (Webinar)
  • 2020 Mar 11

    GSAS: LinkedIn Lab: Profile, Networking & Job Search

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Join us for this interactive workshop to learn tips on improving your LinkedIn presence and leveraging the tool to support your networked job search. In this workshop, we will help you build or improve your profile. We’ll also discuss strategies for connecting with alumni and professionals in your field, so you can conduct impactful informational interviews and cultivate great opportunities.... Read more about GSAS: LinkedIn Lab: Profile, Networking & Job Search
  • 2020 Mar 20

    GSAS: Designing Your Life After Harvard

    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    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... Read more about GSAS: Designing Your Life After Harvard
  • 2020 Mar 24

    GSAS: Talking with Your Adviser about Your Career

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    GSAS Student Center: Lehman Hall - Common Room

    How do you talk to your adviser about your future career plans, whether it be academic or nonacademic? When do you begin the conversation, and how supportive will your adviser be? Come join this discussion with Harvard faculty to learn new approaches to this discussion. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

    Panelists include:

    • Professor Roberto Gonzalez (sociology)
    • Professor Alison Frank Johnson (history/Germanic Languages and Literatures)...
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  • 2020 Apr 03

    GSAS: Cracking the Culture around Careers

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center, Thompson Room

    The academic job market has been tight for years and many graduate students in the humanities express interest in exploring career options beyond academia. However, the culture of academic departments, especially in the humanities, often discourages students from openly discussing their career interests amongst their peers and their advisers. And yet, students, alumni, and many faculty recognize the necessity of opening the conversation and breaking the taboo around pursuing “alt-ac” careers. Come hear from alumni and current students about their experiences exploring careers beyond...

    Read more about GSAS: Cracking the Culture around Careers
  • 2020 Apr 07

    GSAS: Effective Behavioral Interviewing

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    OCS, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    So you've been networking and applying for positions...now's the time to begin preparing for interviews! In this interactive workshop you will learn how to best prepare for behavioral interviews, the type most commonly used to evaluate candidates for various positions. Come prepared to practice! PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

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