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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Close doors to ALB candidates, feeling down.

Hi, I'm a proud ALB candidate, recently accepted this semester. This past week, there was a "freshman summer programs fair" on campus that was only opened to freshmen of the College. It's a great chance to talk to recruiters from notable companies for opportunities next summer that I'm definitely eligible for as a general freshmen, but because I'm not in the College, I couldn't talk to them. I also went to the Graduate School of Design Open House and was told that their Career Discovery Program is available for undergraduate credit if you're studying at the College, but if you're an ALB student at the HES, you can't receive credit.

These closed doors get to me. How do you cope when you can't access these opportunities?


  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Sorry for feeling left out in these particular career fairs, but don't despair - there are a lot of great opportunities that are open to Extension students.  Just last week there was the Education and Non-Profit Career Fair which was open to Extension students: http://extensionstudentforum.com/index.php?p=/discussion/95/havard-s-education-and-non-profit-career-fair-open-to-extension-students#latest and there will be more - I try to post them whenever I see them on this forum  Check out this list that includes career fairs open to HES students:  http://extensionstudentforum.com/index.php?p=/discussion/63/upcoming-carc-events/p1.

    Probably the best privilege you have access to is the "Campus Interview Program" that you can qualify for if you meet the following criteria (taken from http://ocs.fas.harvard.edu/oci#extension)

    Harvard Extension School Students

    Harvard Extension School students in degree programs will be eligible to use the Fall Campus Interview Program. HES students must be in their final year of study, meet a 3.5 GPA requirement, and meet with HES Career Adviser Linda Spencer in order to participate. However, HES students should be aware that the Campus Interview Program is primarily for the entry-level hiring of Harvard College undergraduates. Employers will indicate in their job description and requirements section whether or not they are willing to receive applications from HES students.

    OCS offers numerous programs, workshops, and dedicated advisers to serve HES students in degree programs. To be successful in the Campus Interview Program and/or the job search, students should take advantage of the many resources available to them."

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