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.

Attend the June information session

What would you like to learn in 2012-13?

Join us at the Harvard Extension School Information Session on Wednesday, June 13, to explore your options and see what’s new for the coming year. Whether you are interested in taking a course or pursuing a professional certificate or degree, you will have an opportunity to speak with faculty, staff, and current students about the benefits of being a Harvard Extension School student.

Past attendees have found that this event is both inspiring and informative. Said one prospective student, “Attending the information session at Harvard was incredible. I was uncertain about attending Harvard Extension before I came on campus, but my visit with faculty, students, and staff convinced me that this is the right program for me.”

Event details:

6–7 pm: general presentation about Harvard Extension School in Sanders Theatre (within Memorial Hall). Be sure to arrive early as seating is limited. One lucky attendee at the general presentation will even walk away with a free* course for the fall 2012 or spring 2013 term.

7-8 pm: informational fair in Annenberg Hall (within Memorial Hall). You’ll have the chance to speak one-on-one with program directors, staff, and faculty and get your questions answered.

For students specifically interested in the Master of Liberal Arts Degree Program in 19 fields, a special presentation will be held in Sanders Theatre at 7:15 pm in lieu of the informational fair in Annenberg.

Sign up now to attend!

Can’t make it to campus on June 13? Dates for additional undergraduate and graduate degree-specific sessions will be posted to our website as they become available.

*The free course winner winner must be present to receive the certificate. Current degree candidates are not eligible.

May 9, 2012. Announcements, Degree programs, Events. 2 comments.

Finding housing for January session courses

Guest post by Lauren B., Assistant Editor, Harvard Division of Continuing Education

January session: intensive 3-week courses

Thinking about coming to Boston for one of our 3-week January courses at Harvard Extension School? We have some tips for finding housing while you take a course in management, biological sciences, economics, or another subject (see the January courses list).

January courses are a great opportunity to gain knowledge intensively. And if you are an Extension School degree candidate, you can complete a significant part or all of your residency requirement in only 3 weeks (depending on your degree program requirements). January courses are worth 2 or 4 credits and meet between 2 and 4 times a week. (more…)

December 7, 2011. Degree programs, Uncategorized. 3 comments.

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