Explore Your Interests / Self Assessment

Are you still exploring your interests, weighing which of your interests to pursue, or considering post-Harvard options? Welcome! Exploration, fostering lifelong curiosity, and building a broad intellectual foundation are at the root of the Harvard experience. 

Within the Exploration community you will have access to resources to guide you through self-discovery, exploring careers and interests, designing your Harvard experience to make it unique to your needs, skill development, and making decisions. 

Learning about who you are and how you want to make an impact is a great place to begin. Career choices that combine your skills, interests, values, and personality are likely to be a good fit. Exploring your personal, academic, and career interests enables you to begin to develop career goals. Reflecting on experiences in your classes, work, internships, teaching, research, student groups, and community will generate many interesting options to consider and learn more about.

Once you have some ideas about what can come next, you’re ready to take steps forward!

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What to do if you want a job that is unrelated to your major

The countdown to graduation brings with it a variety of feelings. Excitement. Pride. Relief. But if your career aspirations don’t align with your chosen major, you might also be grappling with a hefty dose of uncertainty or even fear.

Graduating …

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Key Areas to Explore in Your Job Search

Whether you’re an entry level job seeker or someone who is unemployed, the competition for jobs is stiff. One magazine article talks about five key areas that job seekers should focus on to improve their chances of getting hired. The …

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The Power of Informational Interviews: How to Use Them to Your Advantage

If you’ve been searching for a job for a while, you might wonder how to get noticed.

According to executive coaches Jody Michaels Associates, only one in every 200 resumes you send out results in a job offer. The way …

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Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Find a career that aligns with your career interests, see current salary projects, and identify skills you need to apply for that next job or internship.

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  1. By Keyword: Search for the name of the occupation you’re interested in.
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