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.

Global Affairs and Game Shows: A Conversation with Instructor Tom Nichols

Faculty Insight

The national affairs scholar discusses childhood during the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, teaching, and a stint on Jeopardy!

Brian Mast looks out into Harvard Yard

A Veteran Sets His Sights on Harvard, and Congress

Student Success Story

Here, the air was cold and clean, the walls lime green and somehow familiar. Where were his men? “Do you know where you are?” said a soft voice in an East Coast accent.

Why Cybersecurity Skills Are in Demand

Article

In a Q&A, to technology instructors explain why cybersecurity is a problem that professionals from diverse arenas must tackle together. 

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Leadership and Ethics

Faculty Insight

A faculty member uses a pandemic simulation to help students explore the ethical dilemmas of emergency situations.

10 Tips for Responsibly Borrowing Via Student Loans

Article

Borrowing money via a student loan? These 10 simple tips will help to ensure you are spending your money wisely.

A Letter from the Dean Regarding AAU Sexual Conduct Survey

Article

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. 

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

Article

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

Article

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.  

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