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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Apply Now: New Career Design Course for Harvard Griffin GSAS PhD Students

Graduate students in the humanities and social sciences use entrepreneurial thinking every day to design their research programs, advocate for what they believe, design and facilitate courses, and navigate the complexities of academic life. Recognizing problems and finding solutions is …

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Looking for first-year or sophomore friendly opportunities? (Check back – this list gets updated!)

Check out these blogs and posts highlighting first-year and sophomore friendly internships/fellowships/summits:

Campus Undergraduate – 2024 American Express Discovery Program – Sophomores

Environmental Sustainability Intern at 2024 Summer Internship at Sol de Janeiro

Production Intern at 2024 Summer Internship at …

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Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment
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6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Experience

Congratulations on landing a summer opportunity! Whether it is conducting research, working a part-time job, engaging in public service, or doing an internship here are some tips to make the most of it:

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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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