Pre-Career Advising



Phone: 617-495-2595


“The Office of Career Services is dedicated to educating, advising, and connecting students to opportunities for summer and post-graduation.”

Click here for information on the many panels, workshops and career fairs that OCS holds throughout the year.

Click here for statistics on the post-graduate trajectories (professional, educational, other) of members of the last few graduating Harvard classes.

Summer Planning

Summer Employment

OCS advises and connects students with a range of summertime employment or internship possibilities.  Click here to learn more.

Summer Funding

Students can apply to OCS for funding for the following:

Application deadlines are generally in early spring.

Career Planning

Career Pathways

Job and Internship Resources

OCS offers extensive guidance on how to find and apply for jobs and internships, including nuts-and-bolts information on

Post-Baccalaureate Education Training


Students interested in business school are encouraged to consult OCS’s prebusiness page for information about thinking about or planning for business school.

Higher Education

Students thinking of pursuing a Master’s or PhD program are encouraged to consult OCS’s Master’s/PhD page for information on

  • different degree options
  • how to research different schools and programs
  • the application process

OCS also has information about the following specific graduate degree options:

  • Master’s of
    • Architecture (MArch)
    • City Planning (MCP)
    • Engineering (MEng)
    • Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Education (MEd/EdM)
    • Health Administration (MHA)
    • Public Health (MPH)
    • Public Policy (MPP)
    • Science in Public Health (MSPH)
    • Social Work (MSW)
    • Technology (MScEng)
    • Urban Planning (MUP)
  • PhD in
    • Engineering
    • Public Health (DrPH)
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychology (PsyD)
    • Technology


Students interested in law careers are encouraged to consult OCS’s prelaw page for information about

  • careers in law
  • resources to assist you in thinking about or planning for law school
  • prelaw events OCS is holding this year

Medicine and Health

OCS offers premed advising on a drop-in or appointment basis with full-time professional pre-health advisors.  Students interested in any health careers (medical, dental, veterinary, etc.) are encouraged to consult their premed page for information about