Flash Mentoring Month

Date: 

Monday, January 3, 2022 (All day) to Monday, January 31, 2022 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual via the Firsthand Advisers Platform
Flash Mentoring Month

January is “Flash Mentoring” Month

(You can start scheduling January alumni meetings today!)

 

Hundreds of Harvard alumni representing a variety of fields and professions have signed up on the Firsthand Advisers platform to connect with you! January is a great time to get advice on different career pathways, strengthen your skills in conducting informational meetings, and expand your network.

What is "Flash Mentoring"?

This describes student-alumni conversations focused on the student’s questions and needs at that point in time. In Firsthand these are called “career conversations” and they are a great opportunity to get advice about:

  • Choosing a concentration, field of study, or research area
  • Thriving, belonging, and making the most of Harvard
  • Exploring different career pathways
  • Finding job and internship opportunities
  • Considering graduate or professional school
  • Living in a particular region of the worl d

How to do it

Go to the Firsthand platform, click the “Get Advice” button, and set up a password. Then use the platform to search, message, and schedule a meeting time with an alum.

What to say

Review the OCS Flash Mentoring Month webpage and utilize the OCS Making Connections resources to get the most from your one-on-one conversation with an alum.

 

Explore options, get connected, and jumpstart your career during Flash Mentoring Month!

While you have access to the Firsthand alumni advice and mentoring platform year-round through the OCS website, alumni are specifically making themselves available this January when students have time before classes start!