Challenged to create a meaningful gap year experience despite the pandemic, students pursued professional opportunities, explored the world around them, and focused on personal growth.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Harvard’s Office of Career Services had to abruptly adapt its resources to an online format, trading pizza events and lively career fairs for virtual advising and webinars.
Shelving dusty books, dishing up grill orders, leading patrons through Harvard’s art collections — in the coronavirus era, job-seeking students have found that campus mainstays are now defunct.
Harvard students who decide to take a leave of absence this fall will make a series of tradeoffs — sacrificing their eligibility to participate in extracurriculars, school-sponsored jobs, and campus research to buy back in-person time with friends on campus.
Dean of Administration and Finance Sheila C. Thimba says the College can press, but not force, campus employers to offer remote jobs to undergraduates.
The coronavirus upended undergraduates’ semesters, forcing them to vacate campus more than a month ago. Now it has changed their summer plans, too — a shift students are adjusting to as they face expanding disruptions to college life.
Harvard Grad Union Reaches Tentative Workload Agreement With University, Calls for Fully-Funded 'Bridge Year'
Harvard and its graduate student union signed a tentative agreement setting a maximum limit on student workers’ weekly hours after a virtual back-and-forth last week. The union is also asking for a fully-funded “bridge year” for all Ph.D. students to continue research projects interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
After the closure of Harvard’s campus last month spelled the sudden end of many undergraduates’ campus jobs, students seeking online employment to supplement lost income say Harvard has failed to offer them a sufficient array of work opportunities.
Harvard College Asks Students Who Cannot Continue On-Campus Jobs to Seek New Employment, Will Pay Students Working From Afar
Harvard will continue to pay students who can perform their on-campus jobs in a remote setting, asking students who cannot do so to seek other employment opportunities through the Student Employment Office, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael P. Burke wrote in an email to undergraduates Monday afternoon.
Rajagopal is currently running against five other candidates, including the incumbent from the Liberal Party, Kyle Lamoureux.
Harvard's Division of Continuing Education has partnered with eight universities from around the world to develop a shared infrastructure standard for digitally verifying academic credentials in a project called Digital Credentials announced last week.
A group of academics and students have charged in articles and on Twitter that Dorm Crew — a Harvard College program in which undergraduates clean other students’ bathrooms for pay — is demeaning to the students who participate in it.
When established multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies already have solutions to student life challenges, the UC partners with them at no cost to bring these technologies to campus without needing to further subsidize student projects.
Mass. Attorney General's Office Found Student-Run Harvard Shop Owed Employees $46,000, Violated Labor Laws
The Mass. Attorney General’s Office found that The Harvard Shop violated Massachusetts labor laws and owed employees $46,276.38 in unpaid wages. The Office issued two citations, fining The Harvard Shop $5,600 in civil penalties.
The march concluded at the Massachusetts State House, where some marchers were planning to spend the afternoon speaking with lawmakers about summer job funding. Members of Harvard's Philips Brooks House Association planned to advocate for full funding of after school and out of school grants and a summer jobs program for at-risk-youth.
U.S. Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) spoke to the crowd about the importance of youth voices and youth work at the Boston Common Grand Stand during a rally before the March for Youth Jobs. Other speakers included State Representative Liz Miranda, who spoke about her own experiences beginning to work at age thirteen.
Seventy-two percent of Harvard College’s Class of 2018 planned to enter for-profit jobs after graduating last May, according to the most recent employment report released by the College’s Office of Career Services.
A number of student athletes on Harvard’s 42 varsity teams have taken on another role this year: Chief Marketing Officer.