Professional Development

FAS HR participates in the Administrative Fellowship Program, a Harvard sponsored program that seeks to attract talented and highly motivated young professionals, to mid-level administrative careers in higher education.  For 2012-2013, FAS sponsored five participants in various divisions and units across FAS.  During the past 13 years, through the Administrative Fellowship Program, FAS has hosted 20 Fellows.

The FAS CareerCore Program is a unique group-based program developed by FAS Human Resources for junior-level employees looking to tap into their full potential. Going beyond just skill-building, the goal of this this program is to provide participants the tools to navigate career paths, build networks, develop self-leadership skills and learn what it means to bring your authentic self to work every day. CareerCore seeks strong-performing FAS staff members, especially those from historically excluded communities and who are interested in career guidance, self-development and overall professional growth.

We also partner with Year Up, a national training program, to offer six month internships to 18 to 24-year-old talented urban adults, thus creating a pipeline of minorities who will eventually take on future career roles in and outside of Harvard.  Since the fall of 2011, FAS has engaged Year Up interns, mainly in Media Services, HUIT, Organismic and Evolutionary Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. Several of these interns have transitioned to regular and LHT positions at Harvard. A recent Harvard Gazette article profiled former interns who transitioned into regular positions. Learn more about the FAS' partnership with Year Up and check out the application for your department to hire a Year Up intern.