The objective of GSAS Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH) is to meet the career development needs of biomedical scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in academic departments at Harvard University and its affiliated institutions. The intent is to fashion a networking, mentoring, and mutually invigorating society to support the growth of successful scientific careers. Fundamental to the vision of the organization is the belief that the fabric of career planning, the art of advancement, and the intellectual and spiritual excitement of science benefit from the dialogue between undergraduate and graduate student scientists, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. The GSAS MBSH seeks to foster this interaction by creating a setting which attracts young biomedical scientists at all levels and maintains their commitment as active contributors to the society's functions. GSAS MBSH promotes these objectives through interactions with senior faculty as well as non-academic scientists and administrators who can provide counsel and guidance with regard to various issues.
GSAS Harvard Visual China is dedicated to promoting Chinese and broader East Asian visual culture, including painting, architecture, film, photography, and design. The group hopes to facilitate more interactions among students who are interested in Chinese art and culture and to promote academic and educational discussions of traditional themes and contemporary development of Chinese visual culture. Specifically, we plan to engage in: Bi-weekly or monthly lecture series by invited scholars and artists; Topic-oriented salon/workshop for students of art history (theory) and design (practice) to interact and work together; Round-table/Conference-style presentations of graduate student research.
Harvard GSAS Consulting Club (HGCC) provides graduate students with a better understanding of the consulting field as a possible career choice. Our goal is to create opportunities for career exploration and development in consulting through programs such as consulting career fair, on-campus networking events, boutique consulting panels, consulting and case workshops, weekly case practice sessions, Harvard vs. MIT Case Competition, and consulting engagements through Volunteer Consulting Group. Members will contact consulting firms, support each other in strategies for interviewing for consulting positions, work on case studies, and otherwise assist each other in gaining information about consulting possibilities. Students will also work with the Office of Career Services staff who will advise and assist the group members.
We are dedicated to maintaining a vibrant and connected community of GSAS students who are interested in pursuing business-related careers. To this end, we provide an assortment of career development, networking and educational resources that are geared toward graduate students in non-business disciplines.
The Harvard Big Data Club in GSAS is a graduate student group dedicated to promoting interest in big data analysis, machine learning, and data science tools among members of the GSAS community. The following goals describe the three main pillars of the club: Providing opportunities and tools/resources for graduate students at Harvard to explore interests and develop skills in data analytics regardless of their background and field of study; Establishing a bridge between our student community and data science professionals; Sparking interest for data science and related topics in the Harvard community at large.
The Harvard GSAS Student-Parents Organization aims to enrich the academic experience and provide visibility and support for graduate student and postdoctoral fellow parents in GSAS. A robust support system for parents helps create a caring and nurturing environment for the entire Harvard community, encourages and makes possible a healthy work-life balance for student parents, and attracts a diverse, well-rounded, accomplished, and mature pool of graduate students. Our group advocates for increased institutional and financial support for parents, provides a community for Harvard graduate parents, and organizes child-friendly on-campus events.
Our mission is to bridge the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists. We accomplish this by providing free seminars, lessons, social events, and written material on varying science topics for the general public. We also provide science PhD students the chance to hone their communication skills by hosting these events and by giving feedback on their presentations and articles.
GSAS Open Labs At Harvard is a graduate student group that simultaneously develops communication and organization skills, and serves the community through scientific outreach for the graduate students involved. These goals will primarily be accomplished through quarterly Science Café events to be held at the Harvard Science Center. These events will allow graduate students in GSAS from a wide range of STEAM disciplines to share their current research through short TED-like talks aimed at middle through high school students in the Boston area. The audience will have the opportunity to speak with the graduate student presenters on a more individualized basis after the talks to learn about their perspective going through school and becoming involved in cutting edge research. These talks will be tailored for students at a crucial time in the development of their empirical and critical thinking skills and the presentations themselves will serve as indispensable professional development for the graduate students as they prepare for a career in academia or industry.
The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club is a student organization that hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and biotechnology. The Biotech Club's mission is to bridge the gap between industry and academia by building relationships with companies operating in the biotechnology and healthcare sphere.
Harvard College Scientista aims to promote the advancement and collaboration of college and graduate women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on Harvard University's campus through campus events and campus-related resources as well as by connecting women to a larger network of women in STEM. They do this through the publication of online content, the posting of STEM resources and opportunities, hosting campus events to build the Scientista community, and engaging with women in STEM at the national and international level
The Harvard Program for International Education aims to expose high school students to contemporary and historical global issues and prepare them to think critically about modern-day politics through tutoring and mentoring.
HUGHF aims to provide the Harvard undergraduate community with a comprehensive view of global health issues alongside opportunities to actively address them through field work. HUGHF will (1) raise awareness in the Harvard undergraduate community of pressing global health challenges by using meetings as a forum to discuss these issues and disseminating information on pertinent world health topics; (2) provide undergraduates with an expert opinion on confronting global health challenges by hosting dinners, presentations, panel discussions, and conferences with notable experts in the field, both from Harvard faculty and NGOs; (3) engage students in global health field projects abroad under the umbrella of large NGOs and partner organizations, thereby realizing the volunteer potential of an informed Harvard student body.
HealthPALs are a team of student healthcare liaisons between Harvard University Health Services and the campus community. They serve dual roles as educators who help students access and navigate care at Harvard University Health Services and ambassadors who bring student ideas, feedback and experience back to the health system to create meaningful change.
Harvard Health Advocacy Program's mission is to connect Boston youth and Harvard undergraduates with health education and wellness resources so that they may actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this goal off-campus, HAP's mentors work with elementary, middle, and high school students to teach hands-on health curricula covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, food advertising, and music and noise induced hearing damage in youth. On-campus, HAP promotes our mission by hosting health-themed study breaks, group exercise socials, and resourceful cooking seminars.
The Food Literacy Project (FLP) cultivates an understanding of food from the ground up. Education focuses on four integrated areas of food and society: sustainability, nutrition, food preparation and community. Ultimately, the project goal is to promote enduring knowledge and engagement in all aspects of our food system.
The Harvard College Project for Justice is dedicated to the awareness and advocacy of issues surrounding injustice in the criminal justice system by organizing teach-ins, speaker events, discussions, and public conferences.
The Harvard College Open Campus Initiative aims to buttress the principles of free speech- and more broadly, principles of liberal thought intersecting with free expression - by advocating for their continued currency on campus and organizing discussions, public forums, and debates with different guest speakers.
HBASIS objectives are to empower BGLTQ-identified students in STEM, providing them with a forum for support and networking, increasing their visibility, and also furthering their academic and career goals by helping to connect them with BGLTQ-identified mentors who work in various science-related fields, including medicine and healthcare.
The goals of the Harvard College US-India Initiative (HCUII) are two-fold: to foster initial interactions and long-term cooperation between youth from the United States and India and to leverage these relationships to address some of India's most pressing social and economic issues. The initiative approaches these goals through two primary methods: 1) conferences organized in major Indian cities bringing college students from the US and India together for a series of panels, speakers, and collaborative case study resolution and 2) interaction online through a closed social network which facilitates further conversations and long-term relationships.
SOUTTH is committed to enacting intersectional justice in the American South and redefining the national and elite institutional narratives of the South by highlighting the region's historical and ongoing transformative and diverse people.