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Two women discussing personal branding

Telling Without Selling: Personal (Un)Branding

Article

Wendy Lawton, a communications and public relations expert, discusses how you can craft an authentic statement that captures who you are as a professional. 

Featured Spring Courses in Arts, Literature, and Media

Article

Need an inspirational spark to fuel your creativity? In our courses, you can challenge yourself to try new ideas, benefit from the feedback of your peers, and expand your perspective

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Student Spotlight: Cathy Payne

Student Spotlight

May 2018 …

Kristen Strezo, Harvard Extension School, Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism '16

My Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to a Harvard Degree

Student Success Story

Kristen Strezo shares how she balanced life changes and rigorous coursework in pursuit of a degree.

The Freestyle Life: Lane Changes and Intersections

Student Success Story

An Extension alumnus has found success and satisfaction as a triathlete, professor, artist, and advocate.

Why We Celebrate Patriots' Day

Faculty Insight

Robert J. Allison, expert in the history of Boston and colonial America, shares the origin and evolution of Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts.

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4 Spring Courses for Self-Discovery

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Along your journey to self-improvement, consider these five spring courses that may inspire you to discover the "new you" in the new year.

Portrait of Amma Bonsu

Rewriting the Immigrant Experience

Student Success Story

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

Lily Pelekoudas examines ancient shards with Adam Aja, assistant curator of the Harvard Semitic Museum

A Museum Intern Pieces Together History

Student Success Story

A museum studies intern solves an archaeological puzzle.

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A Harvard Lecturer Explores the Psychology of Creativity

Faculty Insight

Shelley Carson, expert on psychopathology, explores the connection between creativity and behavior.