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.

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.

Networking Tips to Strengthen Your Job Search


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

Harvard Business School and Extension School Announce Partnership


This new collaboration allows students to pursue HBX CORe for college credit.

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. 

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.

A Harvard Lecturer Explores the Psychology of Creativity

Faculty Insight

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

Discovering the Next Grassroots Markets


An economics professor and two graduate students team up to research grassroots markets.

2014–15 Extension School Award and Prize Winners


Congratulations to all of the recipients of awards and prizes, presented at the 2015 Commencement to Extension School graduates and faculty members.

Chris Walsh

Cowardice on the War Front

Faculty Insight

Instructor Chris Walsh’s book explores cowardice throughout history, primarily soldiers at war.

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.

Working Toward a Just World

Faculty Insight

For Mathias Risse, a government instructor, the question of global justice is one of the great challenges of our time.

The Poetry Evangelist: Elisa New on the Power of Poetry

Faculty Insight

A Harvard scholar explores poetry online with her Extension students around the world.