First Generation / Low Income

Being a first-generation student is a tremendous accomplishment, but one that often comes with a unique set of challenges. As a first-generation student, you may struggle to feel that the resources and opportunities at Harvard were meant for you. We want to remind you that you do belong here, and to encourage you to take advantage of all the resources Harvard has to offer. While you may be the first in your family, you are not alone. Our office is here to support you at every step of your professional journey.

Get Experience in Aerospace Through One of Four Exciting Fellowships!

Check out one of these really cool fellowships targeted towards different student populations:

The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship is an internship, mentorship, and networking opportunity awarded to exceptional college juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing careers in the commercial spaceflight industry. …

By Anthony Arcieri
Anthony Arcieri Anthony Arcieri, Director of Undergraduate Career Advising and Programming, Architecture, Engineering, Environment Advising
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6 Ways Joining an Affinity Group Can Boost Your Career

Advancing your career has a few established tactics, including networking, skills building, and finding mentors. Now there’s another tactic: joining affinity groups.

Affinity groups are groups employees with a shared background or experience. For instance, an affinity group may be …

By Sandi Santa Ana - 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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Back in Person – Six Tips for Attending a Career Fair

We are so excited to be back hosting in-person career fairs. This fall’s events are the first on campus since February 2020. Because of this, most students have never attended an in-person career fair before. Even the employers are out …

By Deb Carroll
Deb Carroll Director, Employer Relations and Operations
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Featured Resources

Interested in gaining experience in the tech industry? Check out these programs designed for first and second-year students. Please note …

“The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Internship Program is a paid summer internship for students who are currently …

Leadership training, high-level mentorship, and global internship funding

Academic counseling, workshops and discussions, peer tutoring, the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies, and self-help materials.

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