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Student-Alumni Flash Mentoring Month

JANUARY IS “FLASH MENTORING” MONTH

Over 2,000 Harvard alumni representing a variety of fields and professions have signed up on the OCS Firsthand Advisers platform to connect with you. January is a great time to get advice on different career pathways, strengthen your informational interviewing skills, and expand your network.

What it is:

A platform that connects you with Harvard alumni from around the world for a:

  • Career conversation,
  • Resume review, or
  • Mock interview.

What to do:

Search alumni profiles and sign up for informal conversations with alumni that interest you.

How to do it:

Go to the OCS Firsthand Advisers platform, click the “Get Advice” button, and set up a password. Then use the platform to search, message, and schedule a meeting time with an alum.

What to say:

Check out the OCS tips and questions to prepare and to get the most out of your “Flash Mentoring” discussion. Questions might include:

  • What was your first job after you left Harvard?
  • How did you spend your summers while you were an undergraduate?
  • What skills did you learn at Harvard that have helped you throughout your career?
  • What are your favorite parts of your job? What do you find most challenging?
  • What changes have you seen in your industry given the COVID pandemic?
  • Based on my skills, education, and experience, what other career paths do you suggest I explore?
  • Who else would you recommend I speak with?

Explore options, get connected, and jump start your career during Flash Mentoring Month!

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