The Office of Career Advancement provides the essential tools and resources to help prepare and position you to pursue your professional aspirations and enable your continued commitment to public service.

Career Coaching

Individual Assistance as You Manage Your Career

The Harvard Kennedy School Office of Career Advancement (OCA) Career Coaches are available for individual appointments to support HKS Alumni as they explore career-related questions and develop career action plans. Our coaches have experience in general career counseling and in the specific industries, policy areas, and career paths most often followed by Harvard Kennedy School graduates.

  • Appointments can be made in person or by phone. Call us at 617-495-1161 to schedule an appointment. 
  • To learn more about our coaches, please visit our OCA Team page
  • We recommend that you update your resume before meeting with a coach.
  • To learn more about our suggested resume formats, please refer to our "Resumes that Work: Market your Story Successfully" (link to PDF) skill sheet.
  • To find out more about industries, policy areas, and career paths of particular interest to our graduates, review our Professional Areas of Interest.