Panels, Conferences, & Other Events

There are many ways to learn about an employer or get connected with an opportunity. Even if an event is not overtly about recruiting or getting hired, you may still connect with an individual or information that could lead to a job or internship, now or somewhere farther down the line.  Below are just a few examples:

  • Educational Career Panels: OCS organizes over 300 programs each year, many of which feature panelists doing exciting work at organizations that are of high interest to students. Every year, students network their way into an opportunity by connecting with a panelist from one of these events.
  • Harvard University Professional Conferences: Often the most relevant Harvard events for FAS students are those hosted by the Harvard professional schools and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). For example, the Harvard Business School student organizations host several conferences each year based on industry, geographic location, and/or identity, and HAA Shared Interest Groups put on events like the Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment Expo.
  • National Conferences: Many national organizations and professional associations host conferences and career events that serve both as educational experiences with panels and presentations and as recruiting events with many employer representatives. A few examples include the annual Grace Hopper Conference for women in tech and the Out for Undergrad conferences.