Education (Primary, Secondary, and Higher), Psychology, Social Services

In education, teaching options include public and private schools as well as apprenticeship programs. Non-teaching opportunities include operations, administration, consulting, and sales, and can include working in government education departments and boards, cultural institutions, and educational technology designers and providers. Psychology is another “helping” profession, often more research-focused than teaching or social work. Clinical and counseling psychology are popular career pathways. Other, less time-consuming paths include helping facilitate change within business and monitoring youthful offenders. Social workers can practice at the micro level, (working one-on-one with clients), or on a macro level (policy work). Social workers work in many environments, including private practice, schools, hospitals, private or government agencies, correctional facilities, hospice, and more.

Finding Internships

Working with children, in structured or unstructured settings, should help you decide if you enjoy teaching. Phillips Brooks House offers numerous opportunities to work in educator roles, in school and community settings. Tutoring Plus or holding a summer job in a college-based program for secondary school students such as Breakthrough Greater Boston, are but a few of the other ways in which you might test your interest (and gain creditable experience) in teaching. Look for internships that will enable you to develop skills working with the populations or issues in which you’re interested. For example, if you’d like to focus your social work practice on working with domestic violence survivors, intern at a women’s shelter. If you envision a macro social work practice, consider interning at a Department of Social Services.

Erik Christopher Nook, Psychology

What are your post-graduation plans?
Academic research postdoc at Yale University, followed by Assistant Professorship at Princeton University

What advice do you have for Harvard GSAS students, now that you are graduating?
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Wesley de Sena , ALB

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
Cambridge, MA – I’ll be a full time graduate student at Harvard Divinity School studying for a Master of Theological Studies degree in Hindu Studies/Philosophy of Religion.

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Ekaterina Kostiouknhina, ALM Liberal Arts

Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
Mexico – Completing a book on Cyberpsychology which will be inaugurated this year at the Ministry of the Interior and National Security of Guatemala.

Completing a book …

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