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!

How to Give a Great Elevator Pitch (With Examples)

Though people are complex and so much more than just their jobs, in a new social situation you’re often asked, “So, what do you do?” or “What are you majoring in?” While you probably have a stock answer ready to …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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5 Tips to Ace a Career Fair

Career fairs can be overwhelming, to say the least. In many cases, you’ll be vying against scores of other students for the attention of company representatives. The following infographic provides strategies that will help you stand out to employers and make …

By Isabel Sperry - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Your Step-By-Step Guide to Choosing a Career

8 Steps to Choosing a Career

With thousands of options, how will you choose a career that’s right for you? If you don’t have any idea what you want to do, the task …

By Katie Fell
Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment
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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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