Harvard Extension School offers free academic, graduate school, and career workshops for students each semester.

Workshops are about 60 to 90 minutes long and are available via webinar. A selection of our most popular workshops are posted to CARC-TV for 24/7 access (visit the Harvard Extension School portal).

Registering for workshops

If you are currently an enrolled student or degree candidate, register by logging into online services account. You will receive an e-mail reminder two days before the workshop that shares webinar log-in information. 

If you are a Harvard Extension School alum, register for career workshops through the Office of Career Services, Crimson Careers. If you want to register for academic or graduate school workshops, e-mail carc@dcemail.harvard.edu or, if you remember your ID and PIN, log in to online services.

Workshops are online. If you need accommodations, call the disability services coordinator at (617) 495-0977 in advance or e-mail disabilities@dcemail.harvard.edu. Accommodations need to be made at least three business days prior to the workshop.

Stay up-to-date with all our events by subscribing to the CARC Google calendar on your mobile device.

Upcoming workshops

Admission and financial aid

  • Museum Studies Program Information Session (webinar)
    Thursday, Nov. 6, 2:00 pm

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School (HES), created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and today available to an international community. Join our Master's in Museum Studies program director, Kathy Jones, and admissions advisor Kerry Fitzgerald for a discussion on the program's unique admission requirements, the application process, curriculum options, and degree candidate services. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/488400878 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Undergraduate Degree Program Information Session (webinar)
    Thursday, Nov. 13, 12:00 pm

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School (HES), created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and today available to an international community. Join our admissions advisors, Patrick Schneiter and Jarumi Crooks, online as they discuss the program's unique aspects, including admission requirements, the application process, and curriculum options. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/298732670 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Sustainability and Environmental Management Program Information Session (webinar)
    Monday, Nov. 17, 11:00 am

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School, created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and now the globe.  Join our Master's in Sustainability and Environmental Management admissions advisors Jessica Fixsen and Kerry Fitzgerald for a discussion of the program's unique admission requirements, the application process, curriculum options, and degree candidate services. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/286821366 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Management Program Information Session (webinar)
    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 12:00 pm

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School (HES), created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and today available to an international community. Join our Master's in Management admissions advisor Kerry Fitzgerald for a discussion on the program's unique admission requirements, the application process, curriculum options, and degree candidate services. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/442482806 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Admisssions Chat: Master of Liberal Arts (16 Fields) (webinar)
    Thursday, Nov. 20, 12:00 pm

    For over 30 years, the Harvard Extension School's Master of Liberal Arts Program (currently comprising 16 fields) has combined a Harvard tradition of scholarship with a democratic admissions policy. Convenient part-time study, evening and online classes, and affordable tuition make the pursuit of this degree a natural fit for many students who also value and expect academic rigor. Join our Master of Liberal Arts (16 fields) admissions advisor Janel Olmstead for a chat about the program, with time for Q and A. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/861529438 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Math for Teaching Program Information Session (on-campus)
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:00 pm

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School, created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and now the globe. Join our Master's in Mathematics for Teaching with program director Andrew Engelward for a discussion of the program's unique admission requirements, the application process, curriculum options, and degree candidate services. This workshop will be held on-campus in the Grossman Common room (2nd floor), at 51 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. Note: there will not be any online option for viewing this workshop. Please register for this workshop through your Online Services account.

  • Undergraduate Degree Program Information Session (webinar)
    Thursday, Dec. 11, 11:00 am

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School (HES), created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and today available to an international community. Join our admissions advisors, Patrick Schneiter and Jarumi Crooks, online as they discuss the program's unique aspects, including admission requirements, the application process, and curriculum options. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/381963214 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Management Program Information Session (webinar)
    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2:00 pm

    Among the vast treasures found at Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School (HES), created over 100 years ago for the benefit of local citizens and today available to an international community. Join our Master's in Management admissions advisor Kerry Fitzgerald for a discussion on the program's unique admission requirements, the application process, curriculum options, and degree candidate services. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/472681686 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

Academic

  • APA & MLA Citing and Referencing: Why, When, How (webinar)
    Tuesday, Nov. 4, 12:00 pm

    Why do we use references? When do we reference? How do we use references? Which style do we use to cite references? Understanding when and why to cite, and how to properly cite is vital to any writing assignment. The citation styles required in academic writing can be confusing. What are the differences and similarities between the Modern Language Association (MLA) style and the American Psychological Association (APA) style? What are the elements of in-text citations and bibliographies for MLA and APA? This workshop has two components: 1) to introduce and examine two types of citation styles, American Psychological Association (APA) and Modern Language Association (MLA) for writing and formatting research papers; and 2) to discuss each style for understanding of how to format, cite and document a paper in either MLA or APA format. The first part of the workshop will be learning how to cite your sources using MLA. The second half will be learning how to cite using APA. We will also briefly address the expectations and conventions of academic writing as well as techniques and resources that will help in citing and referencing. This workshop is led by Deborah S. Garson, Head of the Research and Instruction Services Department, Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/856076214 by inputting your name and email.  Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

Graduate school

  • The Law School Application (webinar)
    Monday, Nov. 10, 12:00 pm

    If you're thinking about going to law school, this seminar will show you what you need to get there. In this presentation, a Signet Education (formerly Veritas Tutors) law school admissions expert will walk you through the law school application, showing you how to put your best foot forward at every step. You will learn about each component of the application, what law schools are looking for, and how to put together a stellar application. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/945559822 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5-7 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

Career

  • Leveraging Your Degree, Strategic Management Career Chat (webinar)
    Friday, Oct. 31, 1:00 pm

    Join us for a webinar as we host a career chat with Ikramul Wadud, a manager with Accenture Strategy Consulting. Wadud is a 2011 graduate of the Master of Liberal Arts Information Technology program, and is now a consultant at Accenture where he focuses on information technology, and health & public services consulting. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5191071830992310274 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Resume and Cover Letter 101 (webinar)
    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1:00 pm

    First impressions do count! Market yourself and gain an edge in today's job market by learning how to write an effective resume and cover letter. From writing effective accomplishment statements to deciding what to include and what to leave out, this workshop discusses, step-by-step, how to build and improve your resume and cover letters. Presented by Linda Spencer, Assistant Director, OCS. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6215497809707513346 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Leveraging Your Degree, Bachelor of Liberal Arts Career Chat (webinar)
    Thursday, Nov. 6, 1:00 pm

    Join us for a webinar as we discuss leveraging your ALB degree, featuring Eric Schwinder. Eric is a 2009 graduate of the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at Harvard Extension School, and is currently a Health Science Specialist with the Veterans Health Administration, working in the Office of Research and Development. Prior to his current role, Eric worked as a research project manager at Brigham & Women's Hospital, assisting with clinical research on the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  He also worked as an Aerospace Medical Technician with the Massachusetts Air National Guard. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4402921005481613570 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Networking: Making Your Connections Count (webinar)
    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1:00 pm

    Studies continue to show that networking is the most effective job search strategy. Learn step-by-step how to implement this strategy by building relationships and connecting with people who can help you explore career options, leading you to the type of job or internship you are seeking. Conquer your fear and learn how to start networking today. Presented by Linda Spencer, Assistant Director, OCS. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7779450845637557506 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • LinkedIn for Networking, Career Building and the Job Search (webinar)
    Thursday, Nov. 13, 1:00 pm


    LinkedIn is becoming an increasingly powerful tool for professional networking, exploring career options, and developing job leads. Join us for this hands-on and highly interactive webinar where you'll get to jump right in and start building your profile. You'll also gain tips and strategies on connecting with others and getting the most out of this exceptional online resource. Tips to be discussed will include how to research companies, request informational interviews, and contribute to group discussions. Presented by Sabrina Woods.  To get the most out of this webinar, we would also like you to do the following, BEFORE joining the session:

      1. Go to www.linkedin.com and create a free account.
      2. Add at least one past work experience or internship.
      3. Add one group.  This could be a Harvard related group, or an industry specific group (i.e. Supply Chain Management Group, The Psychology Network, etc.)

    To participate in this webinar, you will need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and a phone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8932532878942070274 by inputting your name and email. Once pre-registered, you will receive (within seconds) a confirmation email. Second, click on the link included in the confirmation email to join the webinar. Please join at least 5 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

  • Speed Networking Event at Harvard Faculty Club (on campus)
    Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:00 pm

    This social networking event brings together current Harvard Extension School students with alumni. The event will include an introduction to networking and perfecting your introductory pitch, and then will break into an organized speed networking session.  Both students and alumni will learn how to perfect "pitching" themselves, and how to make a good first impression. In addition, students and alumni will connect about job experiences, industry contacts, etc.  We welcome all students and alumni to this event- to meet, to connect and to exchange ideas and resources. The event will conclude with a reception at the Harvard Faculty Club.

Career for degree candidates and alumni only

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education Fall Charter School Fair (on campus)
    Thursday, Nov. 6

    Open to all Harvard University degree candidates, the HGSE Fall Charter School Fair will feature charter schools promoting a range of positions. Sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Please check the Office of Career Services' website for additional information which should be posted soon.