Career Resources

Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering

Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering sponsors periodic workshops in professional development, as well as meet-the-faculty events. Past topics include: careers in venture capital and intellectual property, careers in scientific editing, careers in science policy, careers in biotech, academic vs nonacademic careers, public speaking skills, interviewing skills, and networking etiquette. Both female and male students are welcome.

Harvard Biotech Club

The GSAS Harvard Biotech Club is a non-profit, student organization that hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and biotechnology. The Biotech Club's mission is to bridge the gap between industry and academia by building relationships with companies operating in the biotechnology and healthcare sphere.

Graduate Women in Science

Graduate Women in Science is the Boston chapter of a national organization dedicated to women in science. Sponsors regular events on professional development. Past topics include: how to land a position in a tough economy, effective scientific communication, scientific project management, team-building, negotiation, science policy, and scientific careers in industry. The overall focus of the group is on academic science, but attention is also paid to non-academic career options.

Biomedical Graduate Student Organization

The Biomedical Graduate Student Organization sponsors regular lunches with DMS alumni working in various careers like biotech or science journalism. Also sponsors regular lunches with HMS faculty.

Other resources

Harvard Nanocourses
These 2-day courses have sometimes included topics relevant to professional skill building. Past topics include "Science Writing and Editing" and "Science Presentation as a Performing Art".

The Job Market

Features regular topical news stories on science careers, both academic and non-academic. Produced by Science magazine (Science Careers).