Harvard Extension School

The Office of Career Services (OCS) serves Harvard Extension School (HES) admitted undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and alumni. In addition, OCS welcomes HES Premedical Program participants in need of general career advice and support. Please note: OCS does not offer HES candidates or alumni fellowship or premedical services. HES candidates interested in premed advising should connect with HES Premedical Program Office after speaking with their academic adviser.

All Harvard Extension School current students can view information about Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC) services on the Extension School Career Services page.

OCS offers a wide range of services tailored to the needs of adult learners at all stages of their careers, including those seeking to make a career change or move within their current company or field. To make the most of OCS career resources, we recommend that you set up a Crimson Careers account. Through Crimson Careers, you can search 24/7 for hundreds of jobs/internships and schedule phone or Zoom career advising appointments with Shoshana Mavor and Amanda Peters.

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Individual Phone, Zoom, or Skype Advising Appointments (Year-Round)

Harvard Extension School degree candidates and alumni and current Premedical Program participants can meet with Shoshana Mavor and Amanda Peters for career advising appointments. To schedule a 30-minute appointment, log on to Crimson Careers and select “Schedule an Advising Appointment.”

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours (offered between September and May)

Fifteen-minute first-come, first-served times with Amanda Peters are available to all currently registered Extension School students to ask questions about career options, resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, and interviewing skills. Advising is offered over the phone or via Skype or Zoom. This service is available the first or second Monday of each month, between 1 and 3:45 pm ET, September to May. Specific dates listed on the HES Career Services page. There are no appointments. Just call Amanda at (617) 496-8946 or on Skype (amandacpeters) during drop-in hours.

Check out our video tutorial on how to schedule appointments in Crimson Careers:

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Phone
617-495-2595
Address

Harvard University
54 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA

OCS Hours

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TH 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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