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!

A Beginner’s Guide to LinkedIn

Even if you don’t use it, you’ve probably heard of LinkedIn. With over 830 million members in more than 200 countries, it’s easily the place for professionals around the world to meet and interact.

LinkedIn can help you reach your …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Your Guide to Virtual Career Fairs—So You Can Impress From Afar

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By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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9 Things International Students Can Do to Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences

International students often feel like career fairs are a waste of time and money. The reason for such disappointment is that, historically, the majority of companies participating at these events don’t sponsor international students and therefore aren’t willing to speak …

By Marcelo Barros - 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

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

Successful Goal Setting

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

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