Office of Career Services
With summer job and internship application deadlines approaching, many Harvard students are beginning the search for summer internships, research positions, and funding. A Office of Career Service fair Tuesday afternoon aimed to demystify the process and connect students with summer opportunities.
The popularity of the the Office of Career Service’s Big Data Analytics & Technology Fair makes apparent the rise in the number of Harvard students pursuing careers in the technology sector.
Sheraton Commander Hotel was filled with many students seeking jobs or internships at the campus interview program fair last Friday. The career fair, organized by the Office of Career Services, featured careers primarily related to finance, consulting, and tech.
Starting Friday, undergraduates seeking a summer analyst or full-time position at Goldman Sachs will go through a revamped interview process.
This year banks circumvented OCS and began recruiting students earlier, before official On-Campus Interviews for finance internships started in January. The tug-of-war and resulting breakdown caused OCS to move up its interview schedule by several months next year to avoid contending with the banks.
Engineering students seeking non-tech internships have praised the relatively new in-house career advising services at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, though many expressed hope for further expansion.
With the increasing popularity of Harvard summer study abroad programs, some students have expressed concerns regarding the process by which financial aid funds are awarded, arguing that funding may not go to students who most need it.