GSAS "Flash Mentoring" Week

Date: 

Monday, April 8, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 14, 2019 (All day)

Did you know that over 300 GSAS Alumni have recently signed up on Firsthand Advisers (https://harvardocs.firsthand.co/) to talk to you about your career and help you with your job search? Alumni have master’s and PhD’s in most disciplines and represent a variety of employment sectors, and they are eager to speak with you! 

What is it: Harvard alumni (including many master’s and PhD’s) from around the world have volunteered to: 

* Have a career conversation with you, 

* Review your resume, 

* Conduct a mock interview. 

What to do: Look over alumni profiles and sign up for conversations with alumni from a variety of different disciplines, fields, and employment sectors. 

How to do it: To participate, go to the Firsthand Advisers platform (https://harvardocs.firsthand.co/), click the “Get Advice” button and set a password. Then use the platform to schedule a time to connect with alumni who match your interests. 

What to say: Check out the OCS “Building Professional Connections” booklet to prepare and to get the most out of your Flash Mentoring discussion. Questions might include: 

* What was your first job after you left Harvard? 

* What skills did you learn in your PhD that have helped you throughout your career? 

* What do you enjoy most about your job and what are the challenges? 

* What growth opportunities are there for people graduating with a PhD in my discipline? 

* Based on my skills, education, and experience, what other career paths might you suggest I explore? 

* Who else would you recommend I speak with? 

Explore options, get connecting and jump start your career during GSAS Flash Mentoring Week! 

*Firsthand is a proprietary product that OCS has purchased for student use.