We’re moving!

In the next couple of weeks we’ll be moving our blog, The Spark, off of WordPress and onto the Harvard Extension School website. The move is part of a project we’ve been working on called the Harvard Extension Hub.

The Harvard Extension Hub will be a place where we house our news, events, notices, blogs, spotlights, and any other Extension-related stories for your reading pleasure. You can easily subscribe to the content via RSS feeds, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for e-mail. Just go to extension.harvard.edu/hub in early June to see the new section.

Along with the addition of the Harvard Extension Hub, we’ll be posting the courses for the 2012-13 academic year on the Extension site. You can get an early start deciding which courses you want to take. Fall registration opens for all students on July 30.

We’ll be moving the official Extension student-written blogs over to the Harvard Extension Hub later in the summer, but you can still enjoy the posts here on WordPress until then.

Make sure you don’t miss any of our new content. Update your Extension blog bookmark to our new address: extension.harvard.edu/hub/blog/extension-blog.

May 30, 2012. Announcements, Student voices and stories. Leave a comment.

The journey through Extension

Oxford-bound. Pakistani education reformer. Global business manager. Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) President.

This is just a sampling of terms to describe four of our 652 Harvard Extension School graduates. Christopher Rondinelli, Ayesha Mian, Moha Shah, and Philip Harding shared their stories on what led them to Extension and where they see their lives going now that they have their degrees.

Watch the video to learn the impact Extension has made on the lives of the graduates, and see footage from Harvard’s graduation ceremony, a commencement like no other.

May 25, 2012. Tags: , , , . Alumni, Student voices and stories. Leave a comment.

Beginning a new relationship with Extension

As we get closer to the 361st commencement at Harvard, we asked several degree candidates to look back on their time at Extension School. I spoke with David Anderson, a 2012 degree candidate in the Biotechnology Graduate Program. David worked at Pfizer as a talent acquisition manager while he attended Harvard Extension School. We talked about what he learned while finishing his degree and his post-graduation plans.

What is something you’re taking away from your education at the Extension School?

One thing I always highlight to potential candidates is the network you develop. I now have a much deeper network of industry professionals. There are also LinkedIn groups and members of one of the engineering classes I took get together once in awhile. It helps us maintain a strong connection in the biotechnology field. (more…)

May 23, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Careers, Degree programs. Leave a comment.

Math for teaching, math for life

Approaching the 361st Harvard Commencement, we asked several degree candidates to reflect on their Harvard Extension School experiences. Below, Tasneem Mohammed, a 2012 degree candidate in the Mathematics for Teaching Graduate Program, shares some of her favorite memories and how the lessons learned in her Extension School classes have carried over into her own classroom.

I can unequivocally state that my Harvard Extension School experience has been truly one of a kind. As I reflect on the time spent at Harvard, my mind focuses back on the invaluable lessons I have gained in my classes, the distinguished faculty with whom I have created significant and meaningful relationships, and the diverse students with whom I have been fortunate enough to interact. I will look back on this enriching experience with a smile on my face, knowing that Harvard University has left a long-lasting impact on my life and my career. (more…)

May 16, 2012. Tags: , . Alumni, Degree programs, Student voices and stories. 2 comments.

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