The Design Research Forum is a space for students across the GSD to come together to discuss the intersection of research and design and to identify opportunities to collaborate within and across disciplines. In a rapidly changing and evolving world, design and research offer different perspectives and approaches to creating safe, just, and resilient societies. Research into evolving issues and trends can inform new tendencies in design, while design can challenge the findings and assumptions in contemporary research. This forum will support activities including discussion around relevant issues and trends, engagement with leading academics and practitioners, and review and reflection on proposed, ongoing, and recently completed research and projects. DRF is spearheaded by students in the Masters in Design Studies program and will seek to foster dialogue within and across concentrations and departments, thus enhancing the potential and value of the program for its 30th anniversary.
Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association is an interdisciplinary organization committed to building community and providing intellectual and social support among students currently enrolled in graduate programs at Harvard University. During the academic year, the association encourages community building through academic, social, and community engagement events. The association also provides members a space to meet and discuss the graduate school experience.
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.
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.
HGWISE is a graduate student organization dedicated to the personal, academic, and professional development of women in natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering at Harvard University. HGWISE aims to enhance the graduate experience for women in science and engineering at Harvard by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and mentoring, as well as developing a meaningful community for women scientists. HGWISE has several specific areas of concentration, including mentoring opportunities, recruitment of women and minorities, career development, community involvement, alumnae relations, and parenting and family issues.
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
Harvard Latinos in Health Careers (LiHC) is a pre-professional organization whose objective is to provide undergraduate students with the resources to pursue their interest in a health profession. LiHC seeks to empower undergraduate pre-health students with academic, professional, social, cultural, and community resources.
HSBE offers their members career advising, professional development workshops, and assist in job placement. Furthermore, they strive to serve as mentors and tutors to encourage STEM education in the wider Cambridge community.
The Harvard College Black Pre-Law Association is dedicated to providing exposure, information, and resources to minority students, black students in particular, about pursuing entrance into legal institutions and careers involving law.
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) seeks to empower a dynamic group of enterprising young women, uniting them through business education and experience. Through panels, conferences, outreach initiatives, skill-building workshops, leadership projects, mentorship programs, and social events, HUWIB seeks to expose undergraduate women to a variety of business careers.