Harvard Extension School Student Forum

Come discuss with other HES students in a new forum who are at Harvard Extension School. Talk about life in and around Cambridge, Boston, classes, school, Harvard University, course reviews, and more. Interested in the best ways to travel to Harvard for your residency requirement? Check out the 'On and Around Campus' category for tips and advice. Want to join a book club with other Harvard Extension School students that read through the Harvard Classics? It's a Harvard education in and of itself. ExtensionStudentForum Forum categories include 'Job Postings & Job Seekers', 'Extension Confidential', 'Professional Graduate Certificates', 'HBX', 'ALB' and 'ALM' discussions. Extension Student Forum is brought to you by The Degree Tracker.

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This forum is exclusively for Harvard University students. The sponsor for this forum is an exciting new web app, The Degree Tracker. Track and plan your Harvard Extension School ALM and ALB degrees or professional graduate certificate. Course ratings, instructor reviews, accomplishment badges, planning, tracking, and other tools to help guide students through their HES journey. TheDegreeTracker is proud to bring you this tool to use to track your degree at Harvard Extension School. If you are a student who has more courses than you can keep track of, and you would like to plan out your degree pathway carefully, then track and plan courses with the Degree Tracker to take control of your education. Including course reviews and course ratings, TheDegreeTracker has the potential to not only guide you through your degree, but to let you help other students who might be wondering about the HES courses that you've taken. The Degree Tracker is glad to provide the Harvard Extension School Student Forum (ESF) to help foster a nurturing environment. This forum for was born in 2015 to create better Harvard Extension School friendships, networking, and information to contribute to a better overall HES experience. Extension students formerly congregated at forums such as philfac and extensionstudent. This website has no affiliation with either the philfac or extensionstudent websites. It has been created and run by 100% completely different leadership. For the extension student who wants a bigger taste of what life with other Harvard Extension students is like, combining the Degree Tracker and the extension student forum can foster that sense of community that others have on campus. Another advantage of participating in an online community over the Harvard campus is that extension students can develop permanent relationships with other extension students that being on a physical campus might not necessarily allow, since online students are great at staying in touch online.

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Best way to form networks within HEXT


I am an ALM degree candidate excited about getting admitted into the program. One of the biggest goals I have (other than getting the degree) is to grow my network via HEXT so I can explore new management opportunities. It is challenging considering I live in Florida. Anyone have any ideas on how to start?


  • tokomontokomon Posts: 30
    Hi, bensan.george!

    I recommend staying open with your engagement with the HES. I feel a lot of people "hide" from the HES name and instead put "Harvard University" on their social media and resume, which is fine and 100% totally accurate since you are a genuine Harvard student, but fails to show representation of your achievements with the HES specifically. As a result, there isn't representation and therefore the HES name itself is downplayed.

    In addition to staying open about your affiliation to the HES when you network, couple it with your achievements. Show others why you chose the HES and what it consequently did to launch your career. If you simply network for the Harvard name, then you're focusing more on the name and less on what you offer as an HES student/grad. In other words, turn the conversation away from the name and more on you because, in my opinion, our school needs more "ambassadors" to shed light upon it. We can only do that through our objective achievements.

    Three, become involved online. I just finished writing a similar message to a prospective student on Reddit, who received a lot of backlash against the HES when all he/she was doing was simply looking for informational material. If we have a larger presence on social media, our name can get out.

    These are just my two cents.
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