Entrepreneurship, Startups

Some key questions to ask when considering entrepreneurship and startups include: Do you like working in teams? Are you ok with working extra hours/nights and weekends? Is job security important to you? To help you assess this, visit The Startup Interrogation Room.

A strong sense of ownership and proprietary values can be applied to any situation, whether you are the ultimate decision-maker operating an independent business or an “intrapreneur” running a venture within an organization.

Finding Internships

You can use your summers (or term time) to explore what it would be like to own and run a business or join a startup company. Be proactive; see if you can create your own experience. Reach out to Harvard alumni and ask those who have launched their own organizations if they’ve ever considered hiring interns. Familiarize yourself with the startup community. Attend local startup meet-ups, review resources, and join innovation challenges. It is important to note that most early-stage startups will not have a formal internship program, so if you are interested in working at a startup, it is helpful to network with founders and current team members to see if there is a project you can take on at their company.

The Ultimate Guide To Transform Your LinkedIn Profile

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? If you don’t have one, please stop reading and go to create one.

Without LinkedIn, it can get very difficult to get a job in 2022.

Nowadays, recruiters and hiring managers source for candidates …

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Explore & Experience in January!

Harvard College encourages undergraduates to take time during the Winterbreak to refresh and recharge. OCS is one of numerous Harvard centers and departments that offer some limited programming during the Winterbreak and Wintersession periods.

Winterbreak

Undergraduate students who wish to …

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Beyond Big Tech: Where Can I Find Summer Opportunities?

Interested in working in the tech industry, but not sure what to make of the news (Twitter Takeover, Meta Layoffs, Google Hiring Freeze)? While the tech economy looks like it is going through an economic slowdown, there are still many …

By Meaghan Shea
Meaghan Shea Assistant Director, Technology, Data Analytics, Life & Physical Sciences & Entrepreneurship
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