Eligibility

Yes

No


Seniors

If you are looking to start a job the summer after graduation, the Campus Interview Program begins as soon as you return to campus your senior fall. Employer networking/information sessions begin on the first day of classes and full-time campus interview job application deadlines begin September 9, 2019 (see Campus Interview Program Calendar). OCS has the resources and the staff to help you prepare to be the best candidate you can be from beginning to end.

Juniors

Some employers in the Campus Interview Program hire summer interns as part of their overall hiring effort. These employers specifically target juniors and some sophomores, and these internship programs allow both the student and the employer to test drive a future full-time employment relationship. Students applying for these summer positions must meet high standards and should prepare accordingly. In many cases, competition for summer internships is more intense than for full-time jobs, so it is essential that students use all resources available to them. Some employers only manage their full-time hires on-campus, even though summer internships are available, and ask that the students apply directly online.

Junior internship interviews through the Campus Interview Program will begin in the fall semester. Campus Interview Program application deadlines for internship opportunities begin September 9, 2019. Interviews for campus interview internship opportunities will begin on September 16, 2019 (see Campus Interview Program Calendar).

As with full-time positions, the Campus Interview Program may not include the type of summer internship that every student is seeking. The program is not meant to be the single source of all employment opportunities.

Sophomores/Freshman

Some employers are willing to look at sophomore and freshmen applications for their summer internship programs, but statistically very few are offered positions, mostly in computer-science or engineering roles. Sophomores and freshmen can access internships listed in the Campus Interview Program if they attend an orientation or pass the online tutorial and quiz.

Students Studying Abroad

Students who study or work abroad are attractive candidates to employers. Going to an international destination shows initiative, independence, curiosity, a willingness to explore and acclimate to a new culture and other valuable qualities. Employers do not want to miss these candidates, but the logistics of being out of the country do create some obstacles and may require the students to do some extra leg work.

Going Abroad in the FALL?
(+) Some full-time and summer internship interviews occur in the spring, and many employers interview for both full-time and summer internship opportunities outside of the Campus Interview Program closer to the spring semester (just-in-time hiring). Study abroad students may still apply to fall opportunities in the Campus Interview Program, and employers may arrange to interview students who are abroad by phone, Skype, or even in-person at an international office. The Campus Interview Program team compiles an email list for students who go abroad during the fall semester. Students registered with The Office of International Education (OIE) may opt-in to the email list to receive information on the opportunities available, procedures for applying from abroad, and contacts interested in hearing from students who are abroad. 
(-) Employer networking and information sessions and interviews on campus will be held primarily in the Fall. You can still access the contacts in our database and reach out to employers personally to let them know of your plans. 

Going Abroad in the SPRING?
Most Campus Interview Program activities occur in the Fall. 

How to Register for the Campus Interview Program while abroad:
See the Sign Up section for details.

TIPS for participating in the Campus Interview Program while abroad:

  • Start early: Make a plan for how you will proceed given your unique circumstances. Remember that some elements of your search can be accomplished before you leave the country.
  • Be flexible: Each employer will have their own way of working with the students who are going abroad, so be ready to research and adapt.
  • Use all your resources: The advisers and staff at OCS are available to help you strategize your individual approach. Many of our resources are online and accessible from anywhere in the world where you have internet access.

GSAS Master's Students

Master's candidates in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are able to search for and apply to many Campus Interview Program jobs and internships. However, Master’s students should be aware that the Campus Interview Program is primarily for entry-level hiring of undergraduates. Employers will indicate in their job description and requirements section whether or not they are willing to receive applications from Master's students. You will be able to view the employers who have indicated they are interested in Master's students' applications once you have registered for the Campus Interview Program.

Some employers interested in Master’s students may not be involved in the Campus Interview Program due to their distinct hiring timelines and needs. For a list of all employer events for GSAS students, please see the events tagged for GSAS on the OCS Calendars. OCS offers numerous programs, workshops, and dedicated advisers to serve GSAS Master's students. To be successful in the Campus Interview Program and/or the job search, students should take advantage of the many resources available to them.

GSAS PhD Students

PhD candidates in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are able to search for and apply to many Campus Interview Program jobs and internships. However, students should be aware that the Campus Interview Program is primarily for entry-level hiring of undergraduates. Employers will indicate in their job description and requirements section whether or not they are willing to receive applications from PhD students. You will be able to view the employers who have indicated they are interested in PhD students' applications once you have registered for the Campus Interview Program.

There are many employers and organizations interested in hiring PhD students that may not be involved in the Campus Interview Program due to their distinct timelines and hiring needs. These organizations, however, may still have a strong presence on campus. Often they will have targeted PhD information sessions, interviewing schedules and hiring timelines that differ from undergraduate recruiting. In order to see the variety of employer events specifically for GSAS students, please see the events tagged for GSAS on the OCS Calendars.

Harvard Extension School Students

Harvard Extension School students in degree programs will be eligible to use the Fall Campus Interview Program. HES students must be in their final year of study, meet a 3.5 GPA requirement, and attend the HES Campus Interview Program Orientation. However, HES students should be aware that the Campus Interview Program is primarily for the entry-level hiring of Harvard College undergraduates.

OCS offers numerous programs, workshops, and dedicated advisers to serve HES students in degree programs. To be successful in the Campus Interview Program and/or the job search, students should take advantage of the many resources available to them.

Alumni of Harvard College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS)

Alumni of Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may register for a Crimson Careers account.

*An @POST or @ALUMNI email address is required for alumni to register in Crimson Careers.

Alumni of Harvard College and GSAS are also eligible for the Campus Interview Program, although the program is primarily geared towards current students and entry-level hiring. It is advised that you use Crimson Careers to access the contact information for companies that are coming on campus this year. You are welcome to participate in the Campus Interview Program *IF* you are a recent graduate (less than 5 years) *AND* you can come to Cambridge for interviews, but it is recommended that you CONTACT THE EMPLOYERS FIRST to ensure that they want you included in the general undergraduate resume pool.

Alumni/ae Registration for Crimson Careers and the Campus Interview Program:

  1. Register now for a Crimson Careers account to view current job openings and employer contacts.
  2. Edit your profile in Crimson Careers to indicate your alumnus/a status.
  3. Harvard College or GSAS alumni/ae only may participate in the Campus Interview Program. Please send an email with the subject line "Campus Interview Program Alumni Request” and the information charted below to register.
  4. (Optional) Watch the Online Tutorial to familiarize yourself with the Crimson Careers system.
  5.  To request alumni campus interview access in Crimson Careers, send an email with the following information to ocsrec [at] fas.harvard.edu

EXAMPLE EMAIL:

Name: Joe Smith
Birth Date (as 6 digits): 021484
Harvard ID# (first 8 digits only): 51123478
Year of Graduation (4 digits): 2006
Phone Number: 555-555-1212
Email address: joesmith@post.harvard.edu
House Affiliation: Dunster
Concentration: Anthropology