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

  • Using Your Veterans’ Education Benefits through the Veterans Administration
    Friday, Mar. 27, 12:00 pm

    This workshop is a discussion on the educational benefits available through the Veterans Administration and how to utilize them at the Harvard Extension School. 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/3846324034760645633 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.

  • Admissions Chat: Harvard Extension School Graduate Program in Information Technology (webinar)
    Tuesday, Mar. 31, 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 Information Technology admissions advisor Jessica Fixsen as she discusses 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 ttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5087229558559049730 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.

  • Paying Off Your Student Loans (webinar)
    Friday, Apr. 10, 12:00 pm

    In this workshop, students who receive, or plan to apply for, financial aid will learn how the student loan repayment process works. The discussion will include payment plan options, deferment and forbearance, and default prevention, among other important topics. 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/2087900378148479233 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.

  • The Financial Aid Application Process: A Workshop for Prospective Harvard Extension School Degree Candidates
    Wednesday, Apr. 22, 12:00 pm

    In this workshop, students who are planning to apply to a degree program at Harvard Extension School (ALB, or ALM) will learn when and how to apply for financial aid. We will also go over the types of funds available, eligibility criteria, costs you may face as a student, and other resources to help you finance your education. Note: This financial aid information is for prospective degree or pre-med candidates who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens; it does not apply to international students. 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/4949613583715009026 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.

Academic

  • Revising and Editing Your Own Work (webinar)
    Monday, Mar. 30, 12:00 pm

    When you finish your draft, or even if you are stuck while writing your draft, you begin the most important part of the writing process: revision. Revision encourages you to revisit, re-think, and re-envision with a fresh sense of discovery whether your paper communicates your ideas effectively. This webinar will offer practical tips on how to perform large-scale and small-scale revising of your targeted thesis ideas, structure, and language. We will use your actual writing samples to help you build concrete, analytical skills essential for successfully meeting your immediate writing goals and becoming your own best critic. 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/8283242679355920898 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.

  • MLA Citing and Referencing: Why, When, How (webinar)
    Wednesday, Apr. 1, 12:00 pm

    Understanding when, why and how to properly cite sources is vital to any writing assignment.  However, the citation styles required in academic writing can be confusing: When do we reference? How do we use references? Why do we use references? Which style do we use to cite references? This workshop has two components: 1) to introduce and examine the Modern Language Association citation style (MLA) for writing and formatting reserach papers; and 2) to discuss this style for understanding of how to format, cite, and document a paper in MLA format. 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://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4588107354662098433 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.

  • Using Hollis-Plus and the Harvard Libraries (webinar)
    Thursday, Apr. 2, 12:00 pm

    This online workshop will introduce students to the Harvard libraries' new HOLLIS-Plus search tool; other topics to be covered will include the types of academic resources available, effective search strategies, the components of a literature review, and the evaluation and proper citation of resources. 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/6861757763083416066 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.

  • Gaining Grammar Confidence (webinar)
    Tuesday, Apr. 7, 12:00 pm

    Effective communication greatly benefits from a confident command of grammar. The audience who reads our writing often forms a first impression of us by our use of grammar, punctuation and language: write a sentence fragment, misplace an adverb, or wield apostrophes and commas incorrectly, and readers may question our judgment or care. Yet the rules for writing correct sentences can seem mysterious and endless. In this workshop, we will discover the pleasure of gaining confidence in a command of fundamental grammar and punctuation prescriptives; we will feel empowered by learning to spot and repair sentence fragments, run-ons, misuses of who and whom, incorrect pronoun use, subject and verb disagreement, double negatives, unnecessary and missing commas, and incorrect uses of apostrophe, semicolon, and colon. We will demonstrate how our communications improve by applying these grammar tools to a series of short writing exercises. 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/1046026247892464386 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.

  • APA Citing and Referencing: Why, When, How (webinar)
    Wednesday, Apr. 8, 12:00 pm

    Understanding when, why and how to properly cite sources is vital to any writing assignment.  However, the citation styles required in academic writing can be confusing: When do we reference? How do we use references? Why do we use references? Which style do we use to cite references? This workshop has two components: 1) to introduce and examine the American Psychological Association citation style (APA) for writing and formatting reserach papers; and 2) to discuss this style for understanding of how to format, cite, and document a paper in APA format. 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://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4495862727138229505 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 Business School Application (webinar)
    Thursday, Apr. 9, 12:00 pm

    If you are thinking about going to business school, you will need a great application. In this webinar a Signet Education business school admissions expert will walk you through several common business school applications, discussing in depth each important component. After the seminar, you will know what to expect in a business school application, what business schools are looking for, and how to best prepare yourself to create 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://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7152361985411211265 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.

  • Writing Graduate School Essays (webinar)
    Thursday, Apr. 16, 12:00 pm

    Graduate school admission committees look to the essays and personal statements for additional insight about the applicant's motivation, experience, and vision. Yet applicants who approach a graduate school application essay in the same way they approached their undergraduate essays run the risk of failing to provide graduate programs with academic information critical to admission. This webinar, offered by a Signet Education graduate school advisor, offers participants a look at graduate school essay questions and a chance to think through their options, their strategies, and their plans for completing this important part of the application. An informational handout to accompany this workshop can be found here on the CARC webpage. 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/1941162853892485121 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

  • Exploring Careers in Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (webinar)
    Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1:00 pm

    Are you considering a career related to environmental causes, energy or sustainability? Get a jump-start on the job and internship search by joining this webinar focused on ideas and strategies that will put you on the right track. Presented by Anthony Arcieri, 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/1230316490711397633 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.

  • Pursuing a PhD in the Arts and Sciences (webinar)
    Tuesday, Apr. 7, 1:00 pm

    Laura Stark, PhD, Assistant Director for GSAS student & PhD advising at OCS, will be joining us for a discussion about earning a PhD. Laura will present some helpful tips for applying to PhD programs and discuss some essential questions you must consider before applying. She will also discuss the application process, how faculty admissions committees evaluate you, and actions you can take to strengthen your candidacy. 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/4528962424713986817 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 Path Spotlight: Sustainability and Environmental Management (webinar)
    Wednesday, Apr. 8, 1:00 pm

    Join us for a webinar featuring Margaret Fenwick, a 2014 graduate of the Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard Extension School. Margaret is a Project Manager at the United Nations Global Compact Office, Environment and Climate division. Previously, Margaret was an independent consultant working with Fortune 500 companies such as Philips, where she authored the foreword to the digital e-book A Simple Idea, and L’Oreal, where she designed an integrated sustainability approach linking individual brand sustainability efforts with corporate citizenship commitments. Margaret is the author of EcoChic, Spain’s first mass-market sustainable living book and the recently released white paper, Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation. 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/5370058033636890881 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.

  • LinkedIn for Networking, Career Building and the Job Search (webinar)
    Friday, Apr. 10, 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, and 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 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/714828056214454785 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 Writing 101 (webinar)
    Tuesday, Apr. 14, 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/3075165060723685121 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 Contacts Count (webinar)
    Wednesday, Apr. 15, 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/7792205183813025025 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.