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 Harvard Kennedy School Office of Career Advancement (OCA) Career Coaches are available for individual appointments with degree program 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 alumni in their first year post-HKS. Following your first year out, we 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).