Events

    2021 Nov 16

    Rebuild Cash Flow Post-Pandemic for Small Businesses

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    This virtual workshop is designed for business owners who need a better understanding of the cash demands required to successfully manage a business before, during, and after critical interruptions. Having a good system in place to manage cash flow will contribute to your organization's success now and in the future. We'll discuss simple solutions that can be implemented immediately.

    Please note: Anyone is welcome to register, however priority will be given to Allston-Brighton and Cambridge business owners and residents. Women and Minority Owned Businesses are...

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    2021 Sep 23

    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business

    6:00pm to 7:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    Please join Professors Julie Battilana (HBS and HKS) and Tiziana Casciaro (Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto) for a conversation on their new book, Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, business executive, and HBS Alumna Sheryl WuDunn, the authors will draw upon hundreds of interviews and decades of research to offer an inspiring, democratized vision of power. By unpacking what it is, is not, and how it works, the discussion will illuminate the multiple ways a clear eyed...

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    2021 Aug 16

    Job Search and Career Planning Coaching

    Mon Aug 16 (All day) to Thu Sep 30 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Do you need assistance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal now provides free individual consultations with professional career coaches in English and Spanish that may accommodate your busy schedule.

    Please note: This service is only for Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents and/or the parents/guardians of a Gardner Pilot Academy student.

    To sign up for a consultation, please complete the Eventbrite registration form. If you are an Allston-Brighton resident, Cambridge resident, or the parent/...

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    2021 Jun 29

    Who’s the Newbie?: First Day on the Job

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    You've landed the job and arrived for your first day. Now what? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a helpful workshop that will guide you through understanding the written policies and unwritten norms of an organization. We will cover everything from reviewing electronics to meeting co-workers to feeling comfortable asking for help. You will leave this workshop with the tools you need to tackle your first day of work!

    This program is for high school students and is the last of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    2021 Jun 24

    Tick Tock: Time Management While Working From Home

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Do you feel like you never have enough time in the day to get things done? The Harvard Ed Portal can help! Join us for this workshop that will help you learn what time management is, how you value spending your time, and effective strategies for gaining greater control of time and increasing your results.

    This program is for high school students and is the second of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    2021 Jun 23

    Too Many Tabs, Not Enough Time: Working Online

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    You’re not dreaming; we’re still in a pandemic, so now is your chance to learn how to make working online work for YOU! This workshop will prepare you to work virtually in jobs this summer. You will gain tips and tricks for staying organized, setting up your online workspace, and participating in professional meetings.

    This program is for high school students and is the first of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    2021 Jun 08

    Taking A Leadership Frame of Mind in Online Meetings

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Mastering the finer points of leading a meeting means having a "leadership frame of mind." What does this mean? Being a role model in appropriate attendee management.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    How to lead a successful online meeting with a "leadership frame of mind"

    1. Approach interactions with empathy or appropriate tone
    2. Encourage interaction by creating a safe space

    Audience management and conflict resolution

    1. ...
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    2021 Mar 30

    Hire Me!: Interview Preparation for 11th & 12th Graders

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For 11th & 12th graders who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Do you want to ace your job interviews? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for this workshop that will help you prepare for an interview in advance, including determining your most valuable skills, researching the company, and preparing for questions. You will learn how to make a positive first impression at an interview with your appearance and greeting, have confidence when responding to and asking questions, and leave a lasting impression by following up after the...

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    2021 Mar 23

    Hire Me!: Interview Preparation for 9th & 10th Graders

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For 9th & 10th graders who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Do you want to ace your job interviews? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for this workshop that will help you prepare for an interview in advance, including determining your most valuable skills, researching the company, and preparing for questions. You will learn how to make a positive first impression at an interview with your appearance and greeting, have confidence when responding to and asking questions, and leave a lasting impression by following up after the...

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    2021 Mar 16

    To Whom It May Concern: Email in the Workplace

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Subject line? CC? BCC? Signature? What does all this even mean? And why can’t I just send a text? If you’ve ever wondered about any of this, join us for this workshop on email skills! Writing strong emails will help you stand out in the job application process. In this workshop, you will learn how to catch and hold someone’s attention through well-written emails. And, since it’s 2021, we will also cover how (and when!) to text in the workplace!

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    2021 Mar 10

    Hello? Can You Hear Me?: Workplace Phone Skills for High School Students

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Phone interviews can be so awkward, but the Harvard Ed Portal is here to help! Join us for a workshop that will help you develop your phone skills, from calling and talking to leaving a voicemail to following up! You will leave with the practice and tools you need to impress everyone in your life, from interviewers and future bosses to that one auntie who calls and always has something to say...!

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    2020 Nov 19

    Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    The informational interview is a personal way to gain workforce information, discover career options, and receive job search guidance. It is also a way to expand your professional network and assist others. In this dynamic online workshop, hosted by experienced career development specialist Sabrina Woods, we will explore how you can ignite your curiosity and make the most of networking meetings.

    Topics include:

    • How to find people to talk with
    • What to write when making “the ask”
    • Research to do before hand
    • What to...
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    2020 Nov 02

    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques.

    Facilitator: Michele Rocray, Harvard Ed Portal

    Topic: The Secret to Great Opportunites? The Person You Haven't Met Yet.

    Please watch the following video as it will be the basis for our discussion and come to the session prepared to network.

    Tanya Menon is a Harvard University graduate and Professor of...

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    2020 Oct 27

    Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    If you are new to the U.S. and navigating the job search process, this introductory online workshop will be just right to help you understand the basics of networking.

    With instruction from Life Coach Sabrina Woods, you will walk through what networking is and how it can be beneficial to building your career. Topics will include:

    • What are the different kinds of networking?
    • What is meant by a “networking event”?
    • Where can I go to network?
    • What do I say about myself and what do I ask others?

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    2020 Oct 21

    The Brand Called You!

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online
    • What is my personal brand?
    • What’s the difference between my brand and my skills?
    • Do I have a “reputation,” and what am I known for?
    • How do I enhance my brand for career success?

    Success at work involves not only what you do (skills) but also how you do it (brand). Your reputation at work—whether positive, neutral, or negative—has a major impact on your career goals and direction. This session will give you the insights you need to build your brand, increase your influence, and expand your career success.

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    2020 Oct 06

    Books@Baker with Ashley Whillans, author of "Time Smart"

    3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it, research shows. These "time-poor" people experience less joy each day, laugh less often, and are less healthy—and they are also less productive. How can we escape the time traps that can consume our days and make us miserable?

    In the new book Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, author and Harvard Business School Professor Ashley Whillans says we need to consciously take steps to improve our "time affluence." The book provides research-...

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    2020 Oct 05

    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques.

    Facilitator: Kristin Van Busum, Public Speaking Coach/Founder of SpeakHero Coaching and the CEO/Founder of Project Alianza

    Topic: Be Your Own Best Advocate: How To Promote Your Unique Skills And Talents

    Kristin Van Busum is a Public Speaking Coach/Founder of SpeakHero Coaching and the CEO/Founder of Project Alianza, an...

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    2020 Sep 14

    Unleashing the Potential of Those You Lead

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Online—Harvard Business School

    Join the Harvard Business School for a conversation with Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.

    Leadership isn't easy. It takes grit, courage, and vision, among other things, that can be hard to come by on your toughest days. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they're often told to try harder. Dig deeper. Look in the mirror and own your natural-born strengths and fix any real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies.

    Frances Frei argues that this...

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    2019 May 22

    Doing Business with Government Agencies and Higher Education

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an information session designed for vendors, especially small businesses and entrepreneurs, interested in learning how to do business with Harvard University, federal, state, and local government agencies. The workshop includes a summary of their goods and services procurement processes, and an overview of some of their purchasing programs and services. This free information session is presented in partnership with Harvard Strategic Procurement and the City of Boston Small Business Administration office.

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    2019 Mar 06

    Harvard Careers in Construction Information Session

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Are you considering a career in the building trades but don't have any experience? The Harvard Careers in Construction Program (HCCP) provides training, resources, mentoring, work experience, and job search assistance in preparation for the Building Pathways Program and Building Trade Apprenticeships. HCCP aims to help participants secure gainful, long-term employment in the construction industry. Join us for an information session to learn more and apply!

    Note: You must be an Allston, Brighton or Cambridge resident or Ed Portal member to participate....

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