Student Success Stories
Student Success Stories
Learn about the Harvard Extension experience from people who have lived it. See what our current students and alumni have to say about our courses, faculty, and the impact that continuing education has had on their lives and careers.
Master of Liberal Arts in Biotechnology
Ellicott City, Maryland
Peter Thielen, a molecular biologist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, received a 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. Here's what he had to say about his time at Harvard Extension and his plans for the future.
Master's of Liberal Arts in International Relations '19
New York, New York
Renee Greene, Vice President, Credit Trading at Goldman Sachs, received a 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. Here's what she had to say about her time at Harvard Extension and her plans for the future.
Master of Liberal Arts in Journalism '17
St. Paul, Minn.
Diane Smith, founder and editor of Grey Sparrow Press, received a 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. Here's what she had to say about her time at Harvard Extension and her plans for the future.
Master of Liberal Arts, Sustainability
Failure is temporary. And you fail one day, and the next day what you learn from that failure becomes the seeds of success.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Psychology
Earning my psychology degree entailed real dedication, long hours, and love. Above all, love. I loved putting in the work, so it never felt like a chore. And my family loved what I was doing and supported me throughout.
Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
With my parents' and friend's advice, I decided to give it a try by joining two courses on campus. And I never looked back till I achieved the degree.
Master of Liberal Arts, International Relations
Warwick, Rhode Island
The increased flexibility associated with online courses allowed me the chance to effectively make my own schedule when juggling work and school.
Master of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies
I envision creating a nonprofit organization that can provide emerging artists with a community where they can thrive and embrace the goal of discovering how their art can make a difference, and where they may find their place in the world.