The Mignone Center for Career Success welcomes students from all Harvard College concentrations, and offers a wide range of services and resources tailored specifically to internships, entry-level jobs, and summer opportunities for Harvard College students and recent alumni.

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Drop-in Advising

Drop-ins will resume in late August. Our scheduled appointments continue throughout the summer.

Thirty-Minute Scheduled Appointments (in person, phone, or Zoom)

Discuss career decisions, summer planning, making connections, interviewing, applying to graduate school, or other questions. Log in to Crimson Careers and click on “advising appointment” on the left to view advisor availability and reserve a time. (First-year students: Attending a drop-in advising session grants you access to schedule a subsequent 30-minute advising appointment.)

How to Get Into Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence can be an elusive but exciting technological field. If you’re interested in working on creative, new technology that can impact how people solve everyday problems, the AI field might be right for you. This guide will teach you …

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…But How Do I Make The Right Choice?

It’s that time of year – you’re starting to hear back from volunteer sites, research opportunities, graduate schools, or internship/job applications. Now that you know what your possibilities are, how do you decide which one to pursue?

Making big decisions …

By Katie Fell
Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment
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Navigating Networking: Learning and Growing Through Informational Interviews

by Elizabeth Miclau, ’24, Neurobiology, Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy

Networking can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be an invaluable tool for learning and growing as a professional. From identifying who to …

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Skill Building Courses

Negotiating Your Salary with Valerie Sutton

Taught by Valerie Sutton
In this course, instructor Valerie Sutton, former Director at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Career Services Office, shares smart…

Get Ready for Your Coding Interview

Taught by YK Sugi
If you’ve nabbed an interview for a software development position, it’s likely that you’ll have to face a common hurdle—the…

Intro to Machine Learning

Taught by Dan Becker
Learn the core ideas in machine learning, and build your first models.

Learn Intro to SQL

Taught by Rachael Tatman & Alexis Cook
Learn SQL for working with databases, using Google BigQuery.

The Data Science of Sports Management

Taught by Barton Poulson
A passion for sports can turn an ordinarily math-averse individual into an amateur statistician, ready to back up their pick…

The Data Science of Retail, Sales, and Commerce

Taught by Barton Poulson
How does technology constantly gather data from the world of commerce around us? What can you derive from the data…

Public Relations Foundations

Taught by Deirdre Breakenridge
Public relations (PR) is critical to any business that wants to create media exposure, sway consumer opinion, and maintain a…

Producing Professional Audio and Video Podcasts

Whether you want to record a song, fix audio tracks, or enhance sound effects with multitrack recording, our Adobe Audition…

Visual Thinking Strategies

Taught by Philip Yenawine
What if teachers taught with questions rather than lectures? What if students were asked to reflect instead of regurgitate? Visual…

Audio and Music Production

Taught by Garrick Chow
What does it take to get work, and get skilled, in audio and music production? Garrick Chow has been making…

Learning Screenwriting

Taught by Mark Tapio Kines
Join independent film director and screenwriter Mark Tapio Kines as he walks you through the process of getting your screenplay…

Being Confident On Camera

Taught by CreatorUp
Learn how to be confident on camera and keep your audience engaged in your message. TV host and weatherman Jonathan…

Professional Songwriting

Taught by Cliff Goldmacher
Join professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher as he shares his insights on the songwriting process and on what it takes to…

Writing Articles

Taught by Starshine Roshell
Articles are an effective tool for communicating complex ideas and stories in a friendly, credible, and easy-to-follow way. In this…

Data Storytelling

Taught by Bill Shander
We are wired for story. We crave it. Storytelling has played an integral role in our ability to make progress…

Selling Your Novel

Taught by Jessica Brody
You’ve written a book, and you’re excited to get it into readers’ hands. Selling your novel to a major publisher…

Book Writing

Taught by genConnectU
Are you a passionate writer who’s always thought about writing a book, but didn’t know where to start? Maybe you…

Basics of Fashion Design

Taught by Robin Schneider
A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a must for anyone trying to jump-start a career in fashion. In this…

Copywriting for Social Media

Taught by Michaela Alexis
The right words can move your audience to act. But reliably finding those words—and fine-tuning them for posts on different…

Getting Started in Graphic Design

Taught by Cara St. Hilaire
New to graphic design? You’re in the right place. Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers…

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Address

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54 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

MCS Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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