Please select your student status for advising details:

Harvard College Students and Recent Alumni (<5 years)

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.) See our list of College advisors.


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

May 13 – July 30 MCS premed and pre-health advising schedule

Scheduled Appointments:

For 30-minute premed/pre-health appointments with Oona and Rob, log in to Crimson Careers and click on “advising appointment” on the left to view their availability and reserve a time. Premed/Pre-health drop-ins have concluded for the year and will resume in the Fall.

Current medical and other health professions school applicants:

May 13 through the end of June: Individual premed and pre-health 30-minute advising appointments are only open to current medical and other health professions school applicants. (The MCS premed and pre-health team does this every spring to ensure that current applicants get the time-sensitive advising they need. )

July: Current applicants who need advice in July should first turn to your House/Dudley Community premedical tutors, who remain available during the summer to answer questions related to secondary applications, school list, and other questions about the overall application and plans. Also see the Applying to Medical School page on the MCS website, including our “FAQs for Applicants” (under the AMCAS tab). If you have an urgent question about your application that your Premed Tutors or the AMCAS/other primary application support staff cannot answer, please email and one of us will get back to you within one business day.

August: Regular premed/pre-health advising appointments resume. 

Premed and Pre-health students (all class years) who are not yet applying to medical/health professions school:

May 13 – July 30: For urgent premed/pre-health questions that cannot wait until August, you are welcome to email us at 

August: Regular premed/pre-health advising appointments resume. 

Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Students and Alumni

Advisors work confidentially with Harvard Griffin 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, and 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.

See our list of GSAS advisors.


Harvard Extension School Students and Alumni

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

Harvard Extension School degree candidates and degree 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 “Advising Appointment.” See our list of HES advisors.

Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours (offered between September and May)

Fifteen-minute virtual drop-in career advising sessions are available on one Monday per month, September to May, between 1:00 and 3:45pm ET.

These first-come, first-served slots with Amanda Peters are available to all currently registered Extension School students and alumni to ask questions about career options, resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, and interviewing skills.

Registration opens the Friday before each drop-in date and any open slots can be booked up until the drop-in hours are concluded.

Specific dates listed on the HES Career Services page.