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.

Individual 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 current students and alumni as they explore career-related questions and work to develop career action plans. Our coaches have experience in general career counseling and in the specific industries, policy areas and career paths followed by Harvard Kennedy School graduates. 

  • We recommend that you create or 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 learn more about our Coaches, please visit our OCA Team page.
  • To find out more about industries, policy areas, and career paths, review our Professional Areas of Interest.
  • Appointments can be made in person or by phone. Call us at 617-495-1161 to schedule an appointment.