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.

Meet with a Career Coach

Individual Assistance as You Manage Your Career

The Office of Career Advancement  Career Coaches meet one-on-one with degree program students and alumni exploring career-related questions and developing career action plans. Our coaches have significant experience in career counseling and specialize in the specific industries, policy areas, and career paths most often followed by Harvard Kennedy School graduates.

  • OCA provides unlimited career coaching to all current students and to alumni in their first year post-HKS. Following the first year out, OCA will provide up-to-four coaching appointments annually.
  • 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 (link to pdf) before meeting with a coach.
  • For an introduction to the industries, policy areas, and career paths of particular interest to our graduates, review our Professional Areas of Interest and our most recent Employment Overview (link to pdf).