“FLASH MENTORING” WEEK
Monday, February 10 - Sunday, February 16
Did you know that over 300 GSAS alumni have signed up on the Firsthand Advisers* platform to talk to you about your career and help you with your job search? GSAS alumni have master’s and PhD’s in most disciplines and represent a variety of fields and employment sectors and are eager to speak with you! You'll also find hundreds more alumni of Harvard College and many Harvard professional schools.
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 platform, click the “Get Advice” button and set up 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 tips and questions 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 are your favorite parts of your job? What do you find most challenging?
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.