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.

Studying Sustainability at a Distance

Student Success Story

Q&A with Molly Smith, a candidate for the Master of Liberal Arts in the field of sustainability.

A Letter from the Dean Regarding AAU Sexual Conduct Survey


Dean Lambert acknowledges sobering survey results, invites community to engage in discussion

Portrait of Amma Bonsu

Rewriting the Immigrant Experience

Student Success Story

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

Networking Tips to Strengthen Your Job Search


In a video Linda Spencer offers several networking tips to help you land your next job.

How to succeed as an online student

Tools and Strategies for Succeeding as a Distance Student


Our director of admissions and alumni explain the benefits and challenges of studying mostly online—and what it takes to succeed at a distance. 

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.

How to Ace an Interview


Career advisor Linda Spencer provides sound tips for excelling at your next interview.

5 Tips for Changing Careers


A Harvard career advisor provides advice for those looking to make a career change.

Chris Brown, a graduate of Harvard Extension School

Student Research Leads to a New Understanding of the Brain in Mental Health

Student Success Story

Chris Brown’s research on the brain of mental health patients has led to a new understanding of the roots of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

Ted Johnson

From the Navy to Harvard to the White House

Student Success Story

One alumnus’ story of triumph at Harvard

Michelle Mount reads the original manuscripts of Tennesse Williams in Houghton Library at Harvard

Bringing Life to Characters in Tennessee Williams' Plays

Student Success Story

An Extension School alumna explores the autobiography of character.

A child walks the streets of a favela in Rio

An Alumnus' Commitment to the Community in Rio's Favelas

Student Success Story

Zak Paster, ALM ’14, navigated complex legal issues to create Community in Action, an NGO.