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.

Bradley Ashton Thomas

Master of Liberal Arts, Sustainability

Washington, D.C.

Failure is temporary. And you fail one day, and the next day what you learn from that failure becomes the seeds of success.

Marilena Dania

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Psychology

Athens, Greece

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.

Tazeen Hasan

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.

Bernadette Catherine O’Connell de la Flor

Master of Liberal Arts, Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts; Lima, Peru

Keeping sight of my goals was the motivational force that carried me through.

Chelsea Gelardi

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.

Jasmine Robinson

Master of Liberal Arts, Digital Media Design

Redwood City, California

I knew that true growth happens when you step outside of your comfort zone, and I wanted to expand my horizons.

Adeo Carreon Alday

Master of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies

Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Andrew Almazan

Master of Liberal Arts, Psychology

Mexico City, Mexico

One of the most rewarding aspects of my time here has been the friendships and professional bonds formed with faculty and students.

Tamarah Rockwood

Master of Liberal Arts, Creative Writing and Literature

Bainbridge Island, Washington

At Harvard ... we were there, together. I have never seen this effortless camaraderie anywhere else. This positive environment enabled me to complete my studies with a greater depth than if I had been worried or stressed.

Josh Drean

Master of Liberal Arts, Management

Boston, Massachusetts

My primary job as a speaker is to inspire youth of the next generation to dream big. During every presentation, I tell high school students that they can go to Harvard if they really want to! There are always options like Harvard Extension that make those dreams possible.