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

  • Undergraduate Degree Program Information Session (webinar)
    Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4:00 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/161537366 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.

  • The Financial Aid Application Process: A Workshop for Prospective and Admitted Extension School Degree Candidates (webinar)
    Thursday, Oct. 16, 12:00 pm

    In this workshop, students who are planning to apply to a degree program at Harvard Extension School (AA, 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. 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/175432454 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.

  • Management Program Information Session (webinar)
    Thursday, Oct. 16, 3:00 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/393833934 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Steps to Developing an Arguable Thesis (webinar)
    Monday, Sep. 22, 12:00 pm

    A strong thesis statement is the foundation of every grade-A-worthy academic essay. There's no way around it:  Thesis-building is time-consuming because it requires you to develop a series of motivating questions in relation to the idea about which you're writing. In this webinar we will take a look at the important steps that lead to an arguable thesis--close reading, annotation, and analysis--and provide you with several practical strategies to use as you move from the one-sentence, descriptive thesis, to the arguable, more complex, thesis appropriate for college writing. Students will write a practice thesis during the webinar. 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/872143126 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.

  • How to Set Goals and Positively Meet Them (webinar)
    Tuesday, Sep. 23, 12:00 pm

    The latest research in positive psychology has shown that people who have goals are happier and more successful than those who do not. People who write down their goals are more likely to meet them and people who set the "right" goals (intrinsic, measurable, approachable goals, to name a few) are more productive and successful.  In this workshop you will learn about the science of goal setting and how to set the right academic goals to help you thrive and enjoy your semester.  Participants will also learn how to develop the most important qualities you need for success (i.e., perseverance and self-regulation) and leave with a 30-day academic action plan. (Recommended reading: "Creating Your Best Life," by Caroline Adams Miller & Dr. Michael Frisch). 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/440507822 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.

  • Meeting the Academic Challenges of Distance Learning (webinar)
    Wednesday, Sep. 24, 12:00 pm

    Taking classes and pursuing a degree online can be much more difficult than on-campus learning. Students studying online need to have (or be able to acquire) the self-directed learning skills required for self-paced learning. These include, but are not limited to, managing time, keeping track of progress on course assignments, overcoming feelings of isolation, and taking the initiative to communicate with instructors and peers for questions and group assignments. Join our Signet academic counselor Denva Jackson as she leads a presentation and discussion on how to develop this special skillset required for online learning. 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/581094870 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.

  • Preparing for and Taking Exams (webinar)
    Thursday, Sep. 25, 12:00 pm

    Students often experience anxiety and frustration in preparing for and taking exams. This webinar workshop will present strategies for exam preparation and exam taking that can minimize anxiety and allow for greater success in feeling prepared before taking an exam. Please note that there will be handouts emailed to students in advance of the workshop; please print these handouts in advance and have them available during the webinar. 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/273979262 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.

  • Overcoming Resistance to Starting and Finishing Writing Tasks (webinar)
    Friday, Sep. 26, 12:00 pm

    Many students are honest about procrastinating when an essay is due, whether that essay is a three-page argument about a single text or a twenty-page research essay.  "I can’t start writing until I’ve read everything I can find about my topic," they say, or, "I can’t really get my thoughts on paper unless I write them in one session."  These students are often surprised by the less-than-desirable grades that result from the attempt to rely on bad writing habits.  There’s hope, though, even for the most anxious, or rationalizing, or daredevil writer.  We’ll discuss due dates, how to manage pre-writing activities, how to turn in good work on time, and ways to work with your instructor and the Harvard Extension School Writing Center so that you can develop a writing process worthy of your goals.  Note: This is a 90-minute workshop. 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/739065294 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.

  • Inside Impromptu Speaking: How Speakers Deliver Amazing Off-the-Cuff Answers (webinar)
    Monday, Sep. 29, 12:00 pm

    You will face many situations where you will have to speak "off the cuff" – whether in an interview, in front of the media, or at a last-minute meeting.  This workshop will help you speak with confidence every time you are asked a question.  Learn how to organize your thoughts, convey your key message, and leave a memorable impression.  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/350880534 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.

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  • Using Your Strengths to Succeed In and Out of the Classroom (webinar)
    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:00 pm

    Research in positive psychology has found that across cultures, there are 24 strengths that most people have. Knowing and using your top 5 "signature strengths" can help you increase "flow" moments (when we are totally immersed and engaged in what we are doing) and lead to more enjoyment, satisfaction and success. Research has shown that people achieve more when they use their strengths and learn how to manage their weaknesses. In this workshop you will learn how to apply your strengths to your current academic opportunities and challenges and develop an action plan to help you use your strengths in and out of the classroom. ALL participants should take the Values in Action Strength Finder Questionnaire at www.authentichappiness.com and bring your list of strengths to the workshop. To participate you need a computer with voice internet transmission capability (VoIP) or a computer and aphone. Gaining access to the webinar is a two-step process. First, pre-register at 
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  • Gaining Grammar Confidence (webinar)
    Thursday, Oct. 9, 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://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/903486982 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.

  • Lifting the Curtain on Powerful Persuasive Speaking (webinar)
    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12:00 pm

    We rely on our persuasive skills to convince our friends to eat at a specific restaurant, convince our co-workers to agree with our proposal, or convince our boss to give us a raise. In this workshop, we will go 'inside' persuasive messages in an attempt to understand how they work and why they work. Learn how to develop the mindset of a salesperson and convince your audience to 'buy' the ideas that you are selling. 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/318977494 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 Literature Reviews: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (webinar)
    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 12:00 pm

    The literature review is a very important and useful part of any thesis, however students often view the review process as a steep mountain summit. In this webinar workshop we will approach the literature review using scaffolding to reach this summit. Workshop content and format will provide an overview of the 'why' and 'what' of a literature review; students will then learn the basic steps in the process of conducting this kind of review, from developing the research question to finding relevant literature to managing the writing. A key learning objective is understanding how to: research and manage the literature; build relationships and connections between relevant theories and authors; and evaluate and analyze the literature. 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/122593222 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.

  • Revising and Editing Your Own Work (webinar)
    Thursday, Oct. 23, 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://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/395130814 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.

  • Perfectionism (webinar)
    Friday, Oct. 24, 12:00 pm

    Do you tend to push yourself harder than most people? Do you have trouble making decisions for fear that you will make the wrong one? Do you have an incapacitating fear of failure that is interfering with your academic performance and your personal well-being? If you answered yes to any of these questions then perhaps you are a perfectionist. In this workshop you will learn how perfectionism leads to procrastination, missed deadlines and increased academic anxiety that hinders performance. Participants will learn how to change their mindset and develop practical study skills to overcome perfectionism and be more successful and satisfied this semester. (Recommended reading Pursuit of Perfect, by Tal Ben-Shahar, "The Perfect Trap," Psychology Today, May 1999). 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/481569190 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.

  • 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

  • Graduate School Essays (webinar)
    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 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://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/844344526 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.

  • 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

  • Ace Your Interview (webinar)
    Wednesday, Sep. 17, 1:00 pm

    Interview skills can make or break your chance of receiving an offer. This webinar will focus on the dynamics of conducting a winning interview. Learn how to effectively prepare and research for an interview, and how to handle difficult questions. The workshop will also include a discussion of effective salary negotiation strategies. 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/4784382271085569281 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: ALM Government Career Chat (webinar)
    Thursday, Sep. 18, 1:00 pm

    Join us for a webinar as we discuss leveraging your ALM in Government degree, featuring Troy Townsend. Townsend is a 2010 graduate of the Master of Liberal Arts, Government concentration at Harvard Extension School. Troy is a Senior Analyst with the SEI Emerging Technology Center, where he leads a team performing research and prototyping efforts aimed at improving cyber intelligence. Prior to joining the SEI Emerging Technology Center, Troy spent three years doing strategic cyber threat analysis for the Defense Intelligence Agency, including a year with U.S. Cyber Command's J2 intelligence branch. He also spent two years as a Cyber Intelligence Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Although he is no longer active duty, Troy continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve as a Cyber Operations Officer currently assigned to the Pentagon where he supports the homeland defense mission. Previous assignments included acquiring and fielding command and control technologies, high frequency (HF) radio operations, network defense, and information assurance. 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/6576944665153200642 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 & the Job Search (webinar)
    Friday, Sep. 19, 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 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/4803064073153159937 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)
    Tuesday, Sep. 23, 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/3170067204557003009 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.

  • Getting The Most Out of Career Fairs (webinar)
    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1:00 pm

    Career fairs can be a great opportunity to meet employers and to gather information from a wide variety of industries. Learn how to maximize and plan your time before, during, and after the fairs--including how to write and present an effective professional pitch. 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/5673176893444888321 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.

  • Positioning Your Harvard Extension School Degree to Employers (webinar)
    Thursday, Oct. 2, 1:00 pm

    Join us for an interactive webinar discussion about how to position your Harvard Extension School experience with potential employers. Have you ever been asked What is the Harvard Extension School? and Why did you choose to attend? This webinar will explore these questions as well as how to represent the Harvard Extension School on your resume, at interviews, and at networking events. 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/428061126786107906 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.

  • Marketing You! (webinar)
    Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1:00 pm

    In this marketplace, it’s critical that you stand out and stand for something. Join Chris Colbert, founding partner of strategic marketing firm Holland-Mark, and learn to re-think your professional package. Not only will you be inspired with the knowledge of how powerful your brand can be, you’ll have a chance to think about what your brand is and why it makes you a strong candidate. If you're seeking a job or new career path this 75-minute exploration will open your eyes to why it has nothing to do with job seeking and everything to do with "marketing you." 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/227536594118982402 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 ALM Journalism Career Chat (webinar)
    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1:00 pm

    Join us for a webinar as we discuss leveraging your ALM in Journalism Degree, featuring Jeremy C. Fox. Fox is a 2010 graduate of the Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism program at Harvard Extension School. Following graduation, he worked as a staff writer for the Watertown Tab before accepting a position in November 2010 as a "Your Town" correspondent for Boston.com and occasional contributor to the Boston Globe. His role at the Globe has since expanded to include part-time work as a metro reporter covering breaking news of all kinds. His writing has also appeared in the Bay State Banner, Bay Windows, Boston Phoenix, FilmThreat.com, the Gay and Lesbian Review, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, and the Weekly Dig. 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/4667277685657811969 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)
    Thursday, Oct. 16, 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/5081586861143570433 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.

  • Exploring Careers in International Relations (webinar)
    Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1:00 pm

    Are you interested in a career in International Relations? Attend this webinar to learn more about the varied career paths in this field, how you might prepare yourself for work, and key resources to help you find opportunities. Presented by Loredana George, 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/7404263393379740418 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.

  • Ace Your Interview (webinar)
    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1:00 pm

    Interview skills can make or break your chance of receiving an offer. This webinar will focus on the dynamics of conducting a winning interview. Learn how to effectively prepare and research for an interview, and how to handle difficult questions. The workshop will also include a discussion of effective salary negotiation strategies. 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/7409906087053540610 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, 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

  • Big Data Analytics & Technology Fair (on campus)
    Friday, Oct. 10, 3:00 pm

    The Big Data Analytics & Technology Fair is a networking event that will bring together students and employers to discuss the varied organizations and opportunities available within these industries. A Harvard ID is required for entry. For more information, including event location and a list of participating organizations, please visit http://bit.ly/bigdatafair.

  • 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.