Office of Career Services
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.
Student organizations requesting high levels of Undergraduate Council funding will be required to send executive board members to sexual assault prevention training under a new ordinance passed by the UC’s Finance Committee.
Unless you’ve managed to nail down an internship during the fall recruiting season, the month of January signifies the start of a desperate stretch of cover letter-writing, phone-calling, and resume-sending, as you attempt to market yourself for the real world and, hopefully, a real job.
Natasha F. Dalomba ’14 speaks to current Harvard students about her experience in the nonprofit sector. She was representing College Advising Corps, through which she helps current high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds acquire a college education.
Peter F. Lake ’81, a professor at Stetson University College of Law who specializes in higher education law, said he was unsure how this new system would hold “in a crowded field of metrics.”
A student speaks to a representative from Harvard Law School at the Law School Night Wednesday evening. The event, jointly organized by Harvard Student Agencies and the Office of Career Services, served to provide a single, convenient space for students to hear from and connect with a variety of law schools. Commenting on the high attendance that night, event organizer Ingrid Y. Li ‘17 said, “It’s amazing to see the rejuvenation of interest in law at Harvard.”
For students who obtained summer internships through Harvard’s Campus Interview Program, the deadline marks a decision that has been months, if not years, in the making.