Professional Development

FAS is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is as diverse as our students and global population, where all may thrive professionally and personally. With that in mind, FAS HR has developed programs to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at FAS:

  • Offered throughout the year, the Diversity Dialogues provide forums for the FAS community to build awareness around a range of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Topics have included mental health and ethnicity, achieving greater workplace equity for LGBTQ+ employees, and the importance of inclusive spaces and symbolism.
  • 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.
  • 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 partners with Year Up, a national training program, to offer six-month internships to 18 to 24-year-old talented young adults, thus creating a pipeline of potential staff members from historically excluded communities. Several these FAS Year Up interns have transitioned to regular and LHT positions at Harvard.