Inside Extension

Passions and perspectives, inquiry and discovery, campus and community. Explore our alumni, student, and faculty stories; event listings; and career and academic articles.


Beyond the Monuments Men: Saving Cultural Infrastructure

Student Success Story

Robert Swithers, who received his undergraduate degree from the Extension School, is not exactly a modern day Monuments Man. He’s never recovered a stolen work of art as the famed group of WWII…

Sustainability Student Brings Sunshine to Local Communities

Student Success Story

Follow one student’s path to a green career.

The Classics and Humanism

Faculty Insight

In an video interview, Professor Gregory Nagy discusses how studying the classics gives us a better understanding of humanism.

Ali Asani on Islamic Law

Faculty Insight

Ali Asani talks with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast about the misconceptions of Islam in Western culture.

Henry Leitner on the Future of Online Learning at Harvard

Faculty Insight

In this video Henry Leitner discusses why online education has become mainstream.

Otto Pizza Co-founder Shares Advice for Entrepreneurs

Student Success Story

An alumnus offers advice on the high-risk and high-reward business of entrepreneurship.

Chanda Rubin at Harvard Commencement

Life After Professional Tennis

Student Success Story

Chanda Rubin discusses how she embraced her education after playing professional tennis.

Q&A with Dean Hunt Lambert


Dean Lambert shares his vision for the future of Harvard Continuing Education.

Tips on Public Speaking: Eliminating the Dreaded "Um"


Learn how to remove filler words from formal speeches to present with confidence.

How to Write a Great Resume and Cover Letter


Linda Spencer offers helpful tips and resources to help you write your résumé and cover letter.

The Journey Through Extension

Student Success Story

Meet four graduates from our undergraduate and graduate programs, and learn what led them to Extension and where they see their lives going now.