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  • Harvard College Students and Recent Alumni (<5 years)

    Drop-in Advising

    OCS offers Harvard College undergraduates ten-minute “ask me anything” drop-in sessions both virtually and in person. This is the best way to get started with OCS or to have your resume or cover letter reviewed.

    Virtual Drop-ins: Monday-Friday, 1:00-2:00pm (ET)


    In-Person Drop-in: Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00pm (ET)

      • Stop by the OCS Office located at 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 starting at 2pm.


    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 adviser availability and reserve a time.
  • Harvard College Premed Students and Recent Alumni (<5 years)

    Premed/Pre-health Virtual Drop-Ins

    10-minute phone or Zoom drop-in appointments with the OCS premed/pre-health advisers are offered on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00pm ET and on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00pm ET. Log into the drop-in queue at the start of the drop-in hour (password ocs1). You will be prompted to enter your phone number or a Zoom meeting link after you are logged in to the queue.

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

    Sophomores*, Juniors, Seniors, and Alumni:

    Returning students and alumni canschedule a 30-minute individual premed/pre-health advising appointment (phone or Zoom) via the  “Schedule anAdvising Appointment” link inCrimson CareersPlease book the appointment with the premed/pre-health adviser you previously met with (if you met with Emiko Morimoto in the past, please book your next appointment with Rob Harrington). 

    *Sophomores who have not previously met with an OCS premed/pre-health adviser and did not attend a Pre-Health 101 webinar: Please email to request access to premed/pre-health advising.

    First-Year Students:

    On November 15, first-year students who have attended a Pre-Health 101 webinar or viewed the recording (link coming soon) will be activated for individual premed and pre-health advising appointments and drop-ins. In early November, instructions for how to book your first individual meeting with Oona Ceder or Rob Harrington, called the “Navigating Premed/Pre-Health” appointment, will be emailed to all first years who have attended or viewed Pre-Health 101.

  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Students and Alumni

    Advisers work confidentially with GSAS students and alumni on a wide range of career-related issues, from self-assessment and decision-making to specific advice on resume, CV, and cover letter preparation for academic and nonacademic job searches. Advising is available in person, or by phone or Zoom.

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

    • Schedule a 30-minute appointment through the “Schedule an Advising Appointment” link in Crimson Careers. These appointment slots become available 30 days prior. Come talk with us about any of your questions around careers within or beyond academia. We can help you imagine possibilities, strategize timelines, develop excellent job search documents, and prepare for interviews and negotiations.


    Fifteen-Minute Express Appointments

    • For quick or relatively urgent questions, or for critique of one document (resume, CV, cover letter), schedule a 15-minute express appointment in Crimson Careers. These appointment slots will become available for scheduling each Friday for sessions the following week.
  • Harvard Extension School Students and Alumni

    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.