Flash Mentoring Month


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


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!