Inside Extension

Passions and perspectives, inquiry and discovery, campus and community. Explore our alumni, student, and faculty stories; event listings; and career and academic articles.

Lifelong Learning: The Evolving Future of Higher Education


The path to higher education is becoming a choose-your-own-adventure. While historically adults returned to school to finish a degree or pursue graduate studies, the demands of the new economy will…

Portrait of Amma Bonsu

Rewriting the Immigrant Experience

Student Success Story

A native of Ghana and journalism alumna feeds a passion for storytelling. 

John Whippen

The Sound of Success: From Center Stage to a Fortune 100 Tech Company

Student Success Story

After success as a musician, this alumnus found his next career path while an undergraduate at the Extension School.

Portrait of Victoria Tatarinova in downtown Boston

An Alumna's Path to a Consulting Career

Student Success Story

From Russia to the United States, a path of precision and serendipity.

Ted Johnson

From the Navy to Harvard to the White House

Student Success Story

One alumnus’ story of triumph at Harvard

Building Sustainable Communities

Student Success Story

An architect and '14 graduate seeks to enhance lives in Saudi Arabia

Akbar Khuwaja

Making an Impact

Student Success Story

Akbar Khuwaja wants to impact lives.


Pursuing His Entrepreneurial Dreams

Student Success Story

An entrepreneur pursues his business venture.

Otto Pizza Co-founder Shares Advice for Entrepreneurs

Student Success Story

An alumnus offers advice on the high-risk and high-reward business of entrepreneurship.

Our Journey Through Extension: Four Alumni Perspectives

Student Success Story

Meet four graduates from our undergraduate and graduate programs, and learn what led them to Extension and where they see their lives going now.