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.


Extension Student Proposes in Annenberg Hall


Jaouad Didi wanted to make his marriage proposal to Geneviève Harbec perfect. …

Harvard Is for (Library) Lovers


Take a photo tour of some of our favorite spaces to curl up with a book.

Cut the Clutter: 17 Phrases to Omit from Your Writing Today

Faculty Insight

The ability to write effectively gives anyone a competitive edge in their career. Learn one trick for honing these skills. 

Three Facts from African-American History You May Not Know—But Should

Faculty Insight

A Harvard professor sheds light on three facts and figures from African-American history.

6 Tips to Start Your Extension Semester Off Right


Whether you're taking a class online or studying on campus, these tips—suggested by our advisors and current students—can help set yourself up for success this semester.

Career Path Spotlight: Sustainability

Dave Javelick , ALM ’14, shares his experience in sustainability.

Networking: Make Your Contacts Count

Learn how to build relationships and connect with people who can help you explore career options.

Pursuing a PhD in the Arts & Sciences

Learn helpful tips for applying to PhD programs and discuss some essential questions you must consider before applying.

Ace Your Interview

Learn the dynamics of conducting a winning interview.

Career Path Spotlight: Government

Robert Schwalbach, ALB ’09, shares his experience in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Positioning Your Extension School Degree & Certificate to Employers

Discuss how to position your Harvard Extension School experience with potential employers.

Career Path Spotlight: Corporate Rotational Program

Indira Pal, ALB ’13, shares her experience with a corporate rotational program.