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<span style="background: yellow;">Find and connect with the senior matching your interests [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Seniors HERE].</span> <span style="background: yellow;">Find and connect with the senior matching your interests [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Seniors HERE].</span>
-= Links =  
-Below are a number of useful links we have compiled. 
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-== Planning for the Summer == 
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-* <span style="background: yellow;">Guide to Summer Opportunities<span> [http://leverett1.harvard.edu/w/media/a/aa/Summer_Opportunities_Guide%2C_December_2007.pdf] 
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-* <span style="background: yellow;">[http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Career_Tips_from_Seniors E-Recruiting Tips from Seniors]<span> 
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-== Career Exploration == 
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-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/career-areas.htm OCS Career Areas] 
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-Few students come to college knowing they want to go into business. Business at Harvard is often thought of as recruiting, I-banking, and consulting, but there is a lot more out there. The business tutors are happy to meet with you to talk about career exploration. Also, OCS is an incredible resource for business careers, and we encourage you to make an appointment with one of the counselors there if you are interested. 
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-* [http://post.harvard.edu/alumni/html/crimsoncompass.html Crimson Compass] (directory of alumni by profession, who have agreed to give internship and career-related advice to current students) 
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-Crimson Compass is an online career networking service available to students and alumni interested in learning about career and/or internship opportunities. Crimson Compass provides you with the contacts enables you to store comments on each of your contacts and shares helpful tips on successful networking. Currently, there are over 15,000 alumni volunteering to share their professional experiences and expertise with students and alumni. So whether you're applying to graduate school, changing careers or just starting out, Crimson Compass provides you with the connections you need. 
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-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Pre-Business:Grad_School Leverett and OCS resources for exploring/ applying for graduate school]. 
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-== Recruiting == 
-* Join an OCS mailing list [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/jobs.htm here] -- includes lists for summer opportunities, international experience opportunities, graduate school options, as well as other career/ internship options and opportunities.  
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/jobs.htm OCS Recruiting Website] All recruiting students must go through them. Note that deadlines happen very early in the year! Also, you can sign up at OCS for a videotaped mock interview with analysis afterwards. This is great way to see how you actually look and sound in the interview. 
-* [http://post.harvard.edu/alumni/html/crimsoncompass.html Crimson Compass] (directory of alumni by profession, who have agreed to give internship and career-related advice to current students) 
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com Wetfeet.com] Great commercial site from a couple of Stanford Business School grads geared towards the recruiting student. Has industry analyses, intros to case interviews, and a whole host of other useful info. 
-* [http://www.vault.com The Vault] Another great commercial recruiting site that is chock full of information. 
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-== Preparing your Resume and Cover letter == 
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-Here is the Official Leverett House Resume and Cover Letter Preparation Guide: 
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/6/6c/Leverett_Resume_CoverLetter_Workshop.pdf The Essential Resume and Cover Letter Guide]  
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-* Sample resumes in MS Word, so you can type in your information in an already-formatted document. Pick a format that looks best to you and suits your experiences/ job you are applying for. In terms of ''content'', read Sample 1 below -- it is helpful in showing how to: 
-** Convey achievements 
-** Give context of experiences, details about specific activities/ task performed, and results/ impact 
-** Quantify wherever possible 
-** Explain technical things (e.g. research experiences) in an accessible, easy-to-under-stand manner (i.e. by using 'normal English' rather than language specific to the field/ project/ organization) 
-'''Make sure you save the files on your desk-top before you start editing them:''' 
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/3/3c/Sample_Resume_excellent_explanation_of_experiences.doc Sample 1] 
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/f/f6/Resume_generic_sample.doc Sample 2] 
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/7/7d/Resume_generic_sample2.doc Sample 3] 
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/1/1e/Resume_generic_sample3.doc Sample 4] 
-[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/e/e7/Resume_generic_sample4.doc Sample 5] 
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-Here are some additional sample resumes in PDF format that you may find useful. We'll try to bring more MS Word version soon, but use these to get a sense of a variety of acceptable formats. 
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/b/b3/Leverett_Resume_Samples.pdf Additional Leverett Resume Samples] 
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-Here are useful documents from OCS on preparing your resume and cover letter.  
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/resources/resume.pdf OCS Resume Prep Document] 
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/resources/letter.pdf OCS Cover letter Prep Document] 
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/the_application_process/resume_cv_guidance.aspx McKinsey Resume/CV Guidance] 
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-== Interviews == 
-'''Read this First''' 
-*[http://leverett.harvard.edu/w/media/e/e6/ACING_INTERVIEWS.pdf The Essential Leverett Guide - How to Ace your Interviews] 
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-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Career_Tips_from_Seniors Tips from Seniors] 
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-General Interviews 
-* [http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/resources/jobinterview.pdf OCS Interview Guide] 
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/h/how%20to%20handle%20your%20first-round%20interview.aspx First-Round Interviews] 
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/how_to_do_well_in_the_interview.aspx How to do well in Interviews] (check out the video on 'The Experience Interview) 
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/w/what%20your%20body%20language%20tells%20interviewers.aspx Body Language] 
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/n/nine%20things%20you%20should%20never%20say%20in%20an%20interview.aspx Nine Things You Should Never Say in an Interview] 
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/t/ten%20questions%20you%20should%20never%20be%20asked%20in%20an%20interview.aspx Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview] 
-* [http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Articles/w/waynes%20world%20part%204.aspx Other stuff] 
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-Case Interviews 
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/prebiz/NguyenLeverettCaseInterviewJan99.ppt Demystifying the Case Interview: The Leverett House Guide] ([http://leverett.harvard.edu/prebiz/NguyenLeverettCaseInterviewJan99.pdf PDF] version) Case interview strategies with 11 cases from actual interviews with solutions! 
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/how_to_do_well_in_the_interview.aspx How to do well in Interviews] (check out the video on 'The Case Interview) 
-* [http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/how_do_i_apply/how_to_do_well_in_the_interview/case_interview.aspx McKinsey Case Interview Site] Useful site from the consulting giant with sample case interviews. 
-* [http://www.bcg.com/careers/interview_prep.html BCG Case Interview Site] Excellent site from the noble consulting genius with sample case interviews. 
-* [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Student_Space:Career_Tips_from_Seniors Tips from Seniors] 
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= Tutor's Planning Page = = Tutor's Planning Page =

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Welcome to the Leverett pre-business webpage! The Leverett pre-business tutors are here to help everyone -- from sophomores who want to find out more about business to seniors in the midst of the recruiting cycle. We hope you'll use this page to learn about offerings and events in the house (such as resume screening, career forums, and interview workshops), get connected with the pre-business tutors, Lev seniors, and alumni, read useful guides (for resumes/ cover-letters, interviews, etc), and pick up tips and information for your job-hunting.

If you have any questions about this page, please contact Bilal Malik.


Contents

2007/08 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, September 23
  • Acing Interviews: Tricks, Tips, Techniques, Oct 11
  • Case Interview Workshop, Oct. 11
  • Acing Interviews: Tricks, Tips, Techniques, Oct 21
  • Career/ Internship Exploration Dinner: Marketing & Advertizing, Nov 20
  • Career/ Internship Exploration Dinner: Media & Publishing, Dec 4
  • Internship & Recruiting Panel with Leverett Seniors, Jan 12
  • Second Internship & Recruiting Panel with Leverett Seniors, Feb 10
  • 1-on-1 sessions with tutors (resume/ cover-letter review, interview prep, or general discussion about career options). Sign up HERE
  • Connect with select Lev Seniors HERE
  • Career/ Internship Exploration Dinner: 2+2 Program/Applying to Business School, Wednesday, March 12th, 6-7pm (Private Dining Room)
  • Career/ Internship Exploration Dinner: International/Development/Government/Public Sector, Tuesday, April 1st, 6-7pm (Private Dining Room)
  • Career/ Internship Exploration Dinner: Alternative Investment Management - Private Equity/Venture Capital/Hedge Funds, Tuesday, April 15th: 6-7pm (Senior Common Room)
  • Career/ Internship Exploration Dinner: Summer Internships: How to Get the Most from Your Summer, Tuesday, April 29th: 6-7pm (Senior Common Room)
  • Excel Workshop, TBD
  • Further events to be posted soon (career panels/ dinner tables, etc).


OCS EVENTS

A full list of upcoming OCS events is always updated here:


House Advisors

Meet our eager-to-help resident and non-resident Tutors below! 1-on-1 sessions with tutors (resume/ cover-letter review, interview prep, or general discussion about career options). Sign up HERE

Tracy Britt

Sonali Duggal

Bryce Klempner

Stephen Koren

Bilal Malik

Erica Mitnick

Kelley Morrell

Karthik Muralidharan

Adam Saunders

Lisa Shu

Gitika Srivastava

Uzma Saiduddin Yasin

Zayed Yasin


Connect with Leverett Seniors

After 4 years of gaining amazing experiences, seniors will soon be gone from Leverett! Connecting with them at this stage can be invaluable -- for finding out about experiences in specific companies or industries -- tips on navigating the internship or recruiting process -- perspective on balancing 'preparation for careers' with 'personal interests' in decisions about concentrations, courses, extra-curricular activities, and summer experiences -- help with cover-letters, resumes, or interviews, etc. -- and suggestions for how to make the most of your summer experiences and remaining college years, etc.

Find and connect with the senior matching your interests HERE.


Tutor's Planning Page

Or: the exciting behind-the-scenes life of pre-biz tutors

Tutor's Planning Page