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.

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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Finding jobs and internships as a first-generation grad

For first-generation college students, the entire college experience is completely new and uncharted. With no family to lean on for advice and support in terms of knowing the ins and outs of college life, it’s no wonder that a recent …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

By Anisa Purbasari Horton - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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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