Harvard College Advising

The Office of Career Services welcomes students from all Harvard College concentrations, and offers a wide range of services and resources tailored specifically to internships, entry-level jobs, and summer opportunities for Harvard College students and recent alumni. Alumni within five years of graduation have full access to all services, with the exception of some online subscription resources.

When applying to graduate programs, Harvard College students often receive help from their House Tutors and academic departments. OCS supplements this support with additional resources and guidance for students planning for graduate programs.

Explore Resources and Services

Job & Internship Resources

Planning & Timelines
Explore options, determine next steps, and develop a plan for the semester, summer, or beyond.

Resumes & Cover Letters
Create documents that market your strengths and experience.

Making Connections
Gather information, advice, and possible contacts.

Job & Internship Search
Launch your job and internship search.

Interviewing
Prepare for an assessment of your qualifications.

Decision Making
Evaluate a job offer and consider next steps.

Career Pathways & Graduate School

Career Pathways
Explore 19 diverse industry clusters.

Graduate School
Consider preparation and options for advanced study.

Programs and Career Fairs

Panels, Workshops, & More
Get prepared for the job and internship search or graduate school; learn more about diverse industries and career pathways.

Career Fairs
Engage with employers and organizations at over 20 career fairs and expos in the fall and spring semesters

Campus Interview Program

Campus Interview Program
Application and first round interview process for both full-time and internship opportunities with employer participants.

Summer Advising Schedule

We wish you a restful summer break! Our drop-ins are not held during the summer, and will resume on Monday, August 21.

Appointments are still available in June...the OCS team, including the Premed Advisers, are available to help Monday through Friday 9am-5pm until June 30. You can schedule a time to speak with an adviser using Crimson Careers or by calling 617-495-2595.

Mid-summer the Office of Career Services staff will be engaged in administrative tasks and planning for the next academic year and will not offer student services during the month of July. If you have a problem in July that requires immediate attention please contact the OCS front desk at 617-495-2595 or ocsrecep@fas.harvard.edu.

We look forward to working with you in late August and when you return to campus in the fall.


Talk to an Adviser

Drop-in Advising
OCS offers Harvard College undergraduates ten-minute “ask me anything” drop-in sessions from 1:00-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. This is the best way to get started with OCS or to have your resume or cover letter reviewed. (On hold for summer...will resume August 21)

Individual Appointments
All seniors as well as underclassmen who have attended a drop-in session will be able to schedule an appointment with an adviser through Crimson Careers. Appointments are for students seeking longer conversations about career decision making, summer planning, making connections, searching or interviewing for a job, considering graduate school, and similar career advice. (Not available during July)

Summer Planning and Funding

The summer funding team offers drop-in advising and information sessions at key points throughout the year for Harvard College students seeking financial assistance for international (all fields) and domestic (public service only) summer experiences.

Premedical and Health Careers

The premedical and health careers advising team offers drop-in advising, appointments, and information sessions at key points throughout the year for Harvard College students and alumni pursuing health-related fields: human medicine (MD degree, allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine), public and global health, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and other allied health fields such as optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.

Fellowships, Research, and Study Abroad

No appointment necessary, just drop by 77 Dunster Street (diagonally across from OCS) during the times listed below (during the academic year).

Fellowships and Grantsmanship
2:00-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Office
77 Dunster Street, 2nd floor

Research
2:00-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Office
77 Dunster Street, 2nd floor

Study Abroad
2:00-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Office of International Education
77 Dunster Street, 1st floor (Resource Room)