Events

    If You Want Your Startup to Succeed, You Need to Understand Why Startups Fail!

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    HBS Professor Tom Eisenmann will discuss insights from his book, Why Startups Fail, with two failed alumni founders: Christina Wallace (HBS MBA ’10), co-founder of Quincy Apparel and now Senior Lecturer at HBS, and Lindsay Hyde (Harvard College ’04; HBS MBA ’14), co-founder of Baroo, now Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Moderne Ventures, and soon to join HBS as a lecturer co-teaching the MBA elective “Entrepreneurial Failure” with Eisenmann.

    Eisenmann’s book describes six patterns that account for most startup failures and offers guidance on how to anticipate and avoid them. The...

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    Remote Work Revolution, Succeeding from Anywhere

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School—Online

    In the last year, people have had a glimpse into the opportunities that remote work can afford them, such as nonexistent commute times, flex time, and increased productivity. Many organizations are planning to permanently incorporate remote days into their long-term routines, or give their employees the option to work from home full-time. On the other, remote work has brought to light many challenges that are inherent with virtual arrangements: work like boundaries can blur and people can feel isolated, out of sync and out of touch.

    Professor Neeley and Dean Khurana will...

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

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

    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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    To Whom It May Concern: Email in the Workplace

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

    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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    Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview

    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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    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    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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    Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking

    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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    The Brand Called You!

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

    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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    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    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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    Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

    Location: 

    Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—Online

    Capitalism is the most successful economic system to have ever existed, but it is in danger of destroying itself—and our world. In her most recent publication, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire (Hachette/Public Affairs Books, 2020), Rebecca Henderson lays out a pragmatic roadmap for how business can be an engine of prosperity, while also being a system that is in harmony with the environment and one that strives to ameliorate social injustice.

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    Unleashing the Potential of Those You Lead

    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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    Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview

    Location: 

    Online Event

    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.

    This dynamic on-line workshop will be hosted by guest speaker Sabrina Woods, an experienced career development specialist, storyteller, and supportive holistic coach.

    In this workshop we’ll explore how you can ignite your curiosity and make the most of networking meetings.

    We will cover:

    1. How to find people to talk with
    2. ...
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    Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Please note that this event will be held online. Instruction on how to participate will be provided.

    This FREE workshop is designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to do business with the State of Massachusetts. The workshop will provide participants with information on various aspects of doing business with the Commonwealth, including: the bidding process and where to find bidding opportunities; the basics of COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online Market Center; how to market to public entities (including state and local agencies); and...

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    Building Career Connections: Networking Tips for Job Search

    Location: 

    Online Event

     

    An estimated 70% of people use their network to find a job. Join the Harvard Ed Portal to grow your network and expand your career opportunities!

    This is a dynamic on-line workshop with guest speaker Sabrina Woods, an experienced career development specialist who has a passion for both networking and teaching lively workshops.

    In this workshop you will receive practical tips on how to continue to strengthen and build your career connections and we’ll help you answer these questions:

    1. What kinds of networking should I be...

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    Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking

    Location: 

    Online Event

    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:

    1. What are the different kinds of networking?

    2. What is meant by a "networking event"?

    3. Where can I go to network?

    4. What do I say about myself...

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    Doing Business with Government Agencies and Higher Education

    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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    Harvard Careers in Construction Information Session

    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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