HES Advising

OCS offers career and graduate school resources, events and workshops, and individual career advising to Harvard Extension School (HES) degree candidates, premedical program participants, and alumni. Due to specific funding regulations arranged through Harvard College, OCS cannot offer HES candidates or alumni fellowship, premedical advising, or access to any premedical-specific programs or resources. To make the most of OCS career resources, we recommend that you set up a Crimson Careers account. Through Crimson Careers, you can search for hundreds of jobs/internships and schedule phone, Skype, or in-person career advising appointments with Linda Spencer, Associate Director, OCS. 

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
Evaluate your next steps.

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: Due to specific funding regulations arranged through Harvard College, OCS cannot offer HES candidates or alumni premedical advising.

Events

Panels, Workshops, & More
Get prepared for the job and internship search or graduate school; learn more about diverse industries and career pathways.

Career Fairs
Engage with employers and organizations at over 20 career fairs and expos in the fall and spring semesters.

Summer Advising Schedule

Mid-summer the Office of Career Services staff will be engaged in administrative tasks and planning for the next academic year, and July appointments will be offered in a limited basis. If you have a problem in July that requires an appointment, please contact Linda Spencer at lspencer@fas.harvard.edu.

Talk to an Adviser

Individual Phone, Skype, or In-person Advising Appointments
Harvard Extension School degree candidates and alumni can meet with Associate Director Linda Spencer at OCS, 54 Dunster St. Appointments can be in-person, via phone, or Skype. To schedule an 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.