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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

The Mignone Center for Career Success offers Harvard College undergraduates ten-minute virtual and in-person “ask me anything” drop-in sessions. This is the best way to get started with us or to have your resume or cover letter reviewed. Available every weekday 1-2pm virtual, 2-4pm in-person. Log into the queue starting at 1pm (password mcs1).

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.)

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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…

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…

Customer Experience: Creating Customer Personas

Explore the LinkedIn Learning courses centered around consumer products.

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…

Writing Ad Copy

Taught by Michael Duquet
Learn how to write ad copy that effectively conveys your brand and converts clicks into sales, traffic, and signups. Conversion…

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: The Craft of Story

Taught by Lisa Cron
In this course, author Lisa Cron digs into the craft of writing a compelling story based on what the brain…

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…

Contact & Location

Phone
617-495-2595
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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