Through the Office of Academic Programs, GSAS is committed to assisting graduate students in developing the skills needed to launch and build successful careers inside or outside academia.
In addition to the support offered by GSAS (see offices and opportunities below) and support offered at the department or program level, students can access many other resources available through:

Students may also find Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development during the Graduate Years, written by former Director of Fellowships Cynthia Verba, useful. Scholarly Pursuits offers advice on professional development in preparation for an academic career and for enhancing PhD career opportunities more generally. Included are samples of winning fellowship proposals, as well as CVs and cover letters for job applications.

Each year, eight outstanding PhD candidates are chosen to receive in-depth, personalized mentoring and coaching designed to enhance their presentation skills. The program culminates in a symposium of brief, compelling talks where these scholars present their research from the Sanders Theatre stage.Read more
GSAS Research Workshops provide graduate students in the humanities and social sciences with guidance for conceiving and writing scholarly articles, thesis prospectuses, and dissertations. Often cross-disciplinary, the workshops also offer faculty an opportunity to share drafts of their scholarly work.Read more
Each consortium organizes courses and other activities designed to engage faculty, students, and staff in the subject. Interested students should visit the sites below for more information and to apply. Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment Harvard Graduate Consortium in...Read more