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Exposure to potential employers comes in many forms at Harvard Kennedy School--from job postings in JACK: Jobs and Careers at the Kennedy School (our job bank and career management system) to in-person visits, seminars and networking.
You can anticipate connecting with employers though the following programming:
• On-campus recruiting (OCR) including employer briefings, on-campus interviewing, and career fairs
• Panel discussions with potential employers discussing trends and opportunities within their industries and organizations
• Networking events with employers and alumni representing specific fields and organizations
• Formal seminars and informal brown-bag lunches
Actual recruiting dates and processes vary by employer and industry, and some organizations of interest to Harvard Kennedy School students do not recruit on campus at all due to organizational policies or available resources. Still, there are myriad opportunities for meeting representatives from most organizations through networking events and alumni connectons.
For these reasons, you will do best if you watch the OCA calendar, HKS Today email, and poster boards for events of interest.
Beside formal events, students may also have opportunities to meet with employers who visit campus as speakers in classes or on panels, participants in research center events, attendees at seminars and roundtable discussions, or simply to come eat lunch in the Forum with friends or collegues.
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