Participants who successfully complete a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program and earn a Certificate of Completion are considered Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education alumni.

As a new member of this community, you are eligible to receive select alumni benefits, including:

Alumni Status Recognition

Recognition of your Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education experience should be listed on your resume or CV or LinkedIn profile as:
Awarded a certificate of completion for the [Insert Program Name] Program, [Insert Program Month/Year], John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.


You are invited to attend events around the world hosted by HKS Alumni Relations, HKS Regional Alumni Associations, and Executive Education representatives. Invitations will be sent to your email on record.

Alumni Networks

Join a Harvard Kennedy School alumni network to remain connected to the community. There are two types of networks—Regional Networks and Shared Interest Groups.

HKS Board Membership

You are eligible to apply to serve on an elected board of directors, which comprises 24 volunteer members. This volunteer board works to strengthen connections among HKS alumni across the globe by supporting alumni, current students, and the School. Elections take place every two years.

Alumni Newsletters

You will be automatically subscribed to the HKS Executive Education Alumni bi-monthly newsletter, The ExecEd Exchange, which features the latest news and events, as well as profiles of our accomplished alumni. Share your story here for a chance to be featured.


Inform the HKS community about your career activities, appointments, awards, etc., by submitting a classnote. Classnote submissions will be considered for inclusion in the HKS Magazine, which is published two times per year and is available online.
Submit a classnote here.

Office of Career Advancement

The HKS Office of Career Advancement is interested in building partnerships with Executive Education alumni and offers the following resources:

  • Learn more about hiring HKS degree-program students and opportunities to post jobs/internships here.
  • Explore the summer internship page, which discusses the process of hiring a Harvard Kennedy School intern and provides examples of successful internship experiences.
  • Get more information on the HKS Policy Analysis Exercise here.