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 Harvard’s liberal arts & sciences core. 

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, 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!

Picking a Major: How to Choose a Major for Future Tech Jobs

Chris Beck

Picking a college major is easy for some. For others, it’s a cause of stress. Sometimes it’s just a split-second decision – one you know you can change later.

Whether you choose a major freshman year and stick with …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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The Free LinkedIn Tool That’ll Make it So Much Easier to Connect With Awesome People

How many times have you heard the saying, “It’s not what you know but who you know?” Hundreds, right?

Whether or not that’s your go-to philosophy, tapping your network can help you land a job. (It’s a fact.)

But building …

By Nathan Tanner
Nathan Tanner
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7 Ways to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]

LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool for building new connections and nurturing relationships with established contacts. But having a successful presence on the site requires more than a bare-bones profile. Standing out from the networking crowd is all about engagement—regularly updating …

By Vault Law Editors - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Skill Building Courses

Discover & Communicate Personal Values

Henna Inam
Inspirational leaders can create transformation within themselves and their teams, in the form of pursuing services and missions that matter.…

Successful Goal Setting

Careercake
Even your loftiest goals are possible if you approach them strategically. In this course, join Aimee Bateman as she shares…

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