HES Advising

The Office of Career Services (OCS) serves Harvard Extension School (HES) admitted undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and alumni. In addition, OCS welcomes HES premedical program participants in need of general career advice and support.

OCS offers a wide range of services tailored to the needs of adult learners at all stages of their careers, including those seeking to make a career change or move up in their current field. To make the most of OCS career resources, we recommend that you set up a Crimson Careers account. Through Crimson Careers, you can search 24/7 for hundreds of jobs/internships and schedule phone, Skype, or Zoom career advising appointments with Linda Spencer, Associate Director, OCS. Many of our resources are available online to support HES distance students.

Please note: OCS does not offer HES candidates or alumni fellowship or premedical services. HES candidates interested in premed advising should connect with HES Premedical Program Office (hcp@extension.harvard.edu).

Explore Resources and Services

Job & Internship Resources

Planning & Timelines
Explore personal assessment options or next steps for changing your career.

Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters
Create documents that market your strengths and experience.

Making Connections
Gather information, advice, and possible contacts.

Job/Internship Search
Launch your job/internship search.

Interviewing
Prepare for an assessment of your qualifications.

Decision Making & Negotiations
Evaluate your next steps and negotiate a job offer.

Campus Interview Program

Campus Interview Program
Application and first round interview process for both full-time and internship opportunities with employer participants.

Career Pathways & Graduate School

Career Pathways
Explore 19 diverse industry clusters.

Graduate School
Learn about master's and PhD programs, business school, law school, and additional graduate programs. Note: OCS does not offer HES candidates or alumni premedical services. HES candidates interested in premed advising should connect with the HES Premedical Programs Office (hcp@extension.harvard.edu).

Events

OCS Events for HES Students

Employer Events for HES Students

Talk to an Adviser

Individual Phone, Skype, or In-person Advising Appointments (Year-Round)
Harvard Extension School degree candidates and alumni can meet with Associate Director Linda Spencer. Appointments can be via phone, Zoom, or Skype. To schedule a 30-minute appointment, log on to Crimson Careers and select “Request an OCS Counseling Appointment.” Questions? Contact the OCS front desk at 617.495.2595.

Call-in Advising Hours (September - May)
Fifteen-minute first-come, first-served slots with Linda Spencer are available to all currently registered Extension School students and alumni to ask questions about career options, resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, and interviewing skills. Advising is offered over the phone or via Skype. This service is available the first Monday of each month, between 1 and 3:45 pm, September to May. There are no appointments. Just call Linda at (617) 496-8946 or via Skype (linda.spencer.at.ocs) during call-in hours.