Beyond the PhD: Finding A Career that Works for You
How can graduate students think strategically, self-reflect, and pursue a meaningful career in academia and beyond? Join us for a presentation, discussion and Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Polk, academic, life, and career coach for graduate students, and co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate and From PhD to Life
Are you considering your next steps after graduation? Are you wondering how others who have come before you have successfully transitioned to a job outside of the academy? Join this informal career discussion led by Austin Campbell, 2018 graduate in Religion, about his career journey from academia to healthcare consulting. This conversation can be relevant for anyone exploring careers outside of the academy regardless of discipline!... Read more about GSAS: Lessons Learned from the Non-Academic Job Search
This workshop is designed to help students transition from the thought processes and decision-making styles utilized in academe to those favored in the business world. It is conducted by Alan Kantrow and Steve Szaraz. Alan Kantrow, PhD '79, History of American Civilization, is currently a consultant and advisor on tertiary education to universities, schools, and education ministries around the world. He was previously a Sloan Visiting Scholar and Professor of Management, Moscow School of Management; a Chief Content Officer at Monitor Company in Boston; and formerly a Partner at McKinsey... Read more about GSAS: The Business Mindset
The best way to find the perfect job is to meet with and gather information from people already working in your field of interest, and along the way, you'll discover new opportunities you hadn't expected. Learn practical tips from OCS, and hear from a PhD candidate who successfully used informational interviewing to build connections and find new opportunities. This workshop will demystify the process of informational interviewing so you can actually get out there and network your way into a fabulous job!... Read more about GSAS: Discover Great Jobs through Informational Interviews
Interested in learning more about academic administration? Are you a Humanist or Social Scientist interested in both academic and non-academic career paths? Come hear Yonatan Eyal, PhD '05 History, talk about his career path as a historian, educator, and administrator. Yonatan is currently the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Cincinnati where he helps administer a graduate school of 11,000 students and teaches history. This will be a webinar. PLEASE...Read more about GSAS: Academic Administration Career Chat [WEBINAR]
Are you attending the Startup Career Fair? Learn how to make connections and stand out at this fair, and everywhere you go, to improve your chances of getting a great job! The tips you will learn can be applied to all career fairs including the upcoming Biotech, Pharma and Healthcare Expo. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.
What are the hottest fields hiring PhDs these days? Data analytics and AI! In today’s competitive global economy, organizations are looking for PhDs with personality who can demystify analytics and AI trends into understandable business terms. Come hear from GSAS alum Tom Davenport, who has written 20 books on business analytics, and learn more about where the field is headed and how your data skills can have an impact on your career.... Read more about The Future of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
Wondering about how to transition from doctoral studies in the humanities to business innovation and technology? Come talk with Scarlet Marquette, PhD '13 Slavic, to learn how she got to Silicon Valley after working in consulting, investment management, and tech startups while in graduate school. Scarlet will share insight into how to cultivate a success mindset and the key strategies to excel in business. As Director of Strategic Relations at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank, Scarlet builds and nurtures relationships with multinational corporations,...
Are you an international student interested in pursuing a job in the US? Learn how to invest your limited time and give yourself the best chance of finding a U.S. job with visa sponsorship. Learn tips for how to overcome shyness and strategies for navigating the U.S. job market. Presented by Dan Beaudry, author of “Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding Jobs in the United States.” Dan is the former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com and the former Associate Director of Corporate Recruiting at Boston University.... Read more about US Job Search for International Students
For Harvard GSAS students only: Have you been networking and applying for positions and now need to prepare for the interview process? Maybe you are curious to learn more about the best way to prepare. This workshop will help you best prepare for behavioral interviews, the type most commonly used to evaluate candidates for various positions. We will review the different types of interview questions, what hiring mangers look for and tips on how to answer tough questions. ... Read more about GSAS: Behavioral Interviewing (Webinar)
Learn to be a powerful presenter! Not everyone feels comfortable in front of a crowd. Whether it’s presenting your research, delivering a speech, or simply speaking up during a meeting or networking event, finding your true and confident voice can be a challenge. Using a theater-derived approach and practical “on-your-feet” exercises, this workshop will give you the tools required to engage your audience with warmth, confidence and clarity. Led by David Marino, improv and presentation expert.... Read more about GSAS: Powerful Presenting
Come hear Edlyn Levine, PhD '16 Applied Physics, talk about her work at the MITRE Corporation. Edlyn's work focuses on tackling advanced technical challenges and expanding scientific frontiers in the interest of National Defense. Learn more about what it is like to transition from academia to industry, working at MITRE, and career opportunities within the organization. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.
The health sciences field is growing, with thriving opportunities at biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations. Learn more about the impact technology is making on healthcare innovation and gain insight on what it takes to make an impact on the future of healthcare.
So you've been networking and possibly applying for positions. Or maybe you are thinking about consulting opportunities and want to be ready for the behavioral/fit portion of the interview process. Now's the time to begin preparing for interviews. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to best prepare for behavioral interviews, the type most commonly used to evaluate candidates for various positions. Come prepared to practice!
The same design thinking approach used to develop cutting edge technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career. Join us for this day-long workshop created to help you navigate your next career steps. Adapted from the popular Stanford course and book entitled “Designing Your Life,” this hands-on session will give you the tools to make decisions, learn more about your career options, and confidently leverage the Harvard network while prototyping a few different plans for your future. The day will be filled with individual and group activities inspired by the design... Read more about GSAS: Designing Your Life after Harvard