Pre-Career - Links, Guides, Templates

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Below are a number of useful links, guides, and templates for all stages of your internship and/or job search process. From beginning your career exploration to getting the specific opportunity you want, we encourage you to make full use of the resources below.


[edit] General Job Search Information

  • All-in-one presentation on the internship and job search: exploration, networking, resumes and cover letters, and interviewing.
  • OCS Career Advising Overview: An overview of how the Office of Career Services supports Harvard College students in finding internships and jobs. This page is an excellent first step in understanding how to navigate OCS and make the most of their various offerings.

[edit] Planning for the Summer

[edit] Career Exploration

  • OCS Career Pathways: Industry overviews and useful guides for exploring careers in numerous different sectors and industries.
  • OCS and Harvard Crimson Guide to Your Job Search
  • OCS Guide to Considering Graduate Study
  • Crimson Compass: A directory of Harvard alumni who have agreed to give internship and career-related advice to current students. Crimson Compass provides you with contacts, allows you to e-mail alumni directly, 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.

[edit] Finding and Applying to a Specific Job

  • Crimson Careers: Harvard's jobs and internships database that is updated throughout the year. Contains thousands of job and internship postings specifically geared toward Harvard students.
  • OCS Campus Interview Program (On-Campus Recruiting) Website: Important resource for anyone applying to jobs for which employers interview on campus (e.g. consulting, some tech, some finance).
  • Great commercial job search site geared towards the recruiting student. Contains industry analyses, intros to case interviews, and a whole host of other useful information.
  • The Vault Another great commercial recruiting site that is chock full of information about industries, companies, and jobs.

[edit] Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter

[edit] Interviews

[edit] General Interviews

[edit] Consulting Case Interviews

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