Career Services for Harvard College Students


Enrolled Student Services

  • All OCS Services will be continue to be virtual for Spring 2021. Annual offerings include 20 career fairs, hundreds of programs, employer events and drop-in and one-on-one general, premed, and summer funding advising.
     
    • General Advising

    • Programming

      • Watch for the Sunday “This Week at OCS” email highlighting all the programs coming up that week. Customize the information you receive by choosing the areas you are interested in learning more about.
         
    • Crimson Careers

      • Search this database for jobs and internships posted just for Harvard students.
      • Use this tool to sign up for events and advising appointments.
         
    • Premedical and Pre-Health Advising

    • Employer Events and Recruiting Program

    • Summer Funding

      • All students in good standing who will be enrolled Spring 2021 and who plan to enroll Fall 2021 are eligible to apply for summer funding.
      • Note: The College has not made a decision about whether summer funding can be used for in-person experiences for summer 2021. Currently OCS is planning for all experiences to be virtual.
         

On-Leave Student Services

  • Unfortunately, non-matriculated First-Year students are not eligible for OCS services (including help with premedical advising or job and internship search advice).
     
  • Students who have previously enrolled in Harvard College and are currently on-leave are eligible for the following services:
     
    • General Advising

      • First Years who were enrolled in Fall 2020, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors on leave may attend virtual drop-in advising.
      • Note: One-on-one scheduled appointments may not be available during the busiest months of the year.
         
    • Programming

      • Students on leave will continue to receive the “This Week at OCS” email each Sunday and are welcome to attend all virtual programming.
         
    • Crimson Careers

      • On leave students will continue to have access to job and internship postings in Crimson Careers.
         
    • Premedical and Pre-Health Advising

    • Employer Events and Recruiting

      • Employer events, career fairs, and recruiting activities will be virtual.
      • Students on leave may attend all virtual employer events open to their class level as well as OCS career fairs.
      • Students on leave, who wish to participate in OCS Recruiting, must attend an orientation to be activated to apply to participating employers.
      • Employers may or may not choose to interview students off-cycle. Generally, OCS Recruiting employers are looking to hire interns for their final summer prior to graduation. If you will have more than one summer prior to graduating, this may make you ineligible for some internships for the current recruiting cycle. Students applying to full-time opportunities should be planning to graduate by June 2022.
      • All students on leave must use the OCS Resume Template for Students on Leave which clearly indicates the student’s enrollment status and expected date of graduation.
      • Students who fail to use the on-leave template and do not truthfully disclose leave status and date of expected graduation to prospective employers, will be removed from the program, lose OCS privileges and be reported to the Honor Council.
         
    • OCS Summer Funding for Students on Leave

      • Unfortunately, students on-leave for the Spring 2021 semester are not eligible to apply for OCS summer funding.
      • Spring 2021 Summer Funding appointments and workshop participation are not available for students on leave during Spring 2021.
         
    • Term-Time Opportunities

      • All OCS advising and programming is directed towards helping students learn about and apply for summer opportunities and full-time post-graduate employment or graduate and professional school. For this reason, unfortunately, OCS is not a primary resource for term-time opportunities.