Events

    2020 Apr 20

    Building Career Connections: The Informational Interview

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    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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    2020 Apr 16

    Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    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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    2020 Apr 13

    Building Career Connections: Networking Tips for Job Search

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    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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    2020 Apr 02

    Building Career Connections: Introduction to American Networking

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    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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    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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    2019 Feb 27

    Harvard Careers in Construction: Information Session #1

    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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    2018 Sep 26

    Business Bootcamp for the Working Artist

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Who says there is no clear path to becoming a successful artist? This workshop demystifies the business steps artists take when starting their career or building their practice to the next level. Learn the eight most important things to get your art work out of the studio and into the hands of a buyer. This workshop is a condensed version of the popular Boston SCORE Business Bootcamp tailored specifically for artists.

    ...

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    2018 Aug 07

    Learning From Your Competition

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    One of the best ways to prepare for starting your own business is to understand how similar businesses operate. Sometimes they'll be your direct competitors, but often your best resource. It’s both easy and practical to learn what they’re doing by talking openly with the owners and managers of those businesses. Beyond that, there is an enormous amount of free information available online about competitors from business websites, trade associations, and government records.

    In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to find owners and managers who will be happy to talk with you,...

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    2018 Apr 13

    Housing Symposium, “Reframing Housing Development: How Changes in Design, Construction, and Regulation Could Reduce the Cost of Housing”

    1:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

    What can be done to reduce the cost of housing, particularly in the United States? To help answer this question, we will bring together a diverse mix of people... Read more about Housing Symposium, “Reframing Housing Development: How Changes in Design, Construction, and Regulation Could Reduce the Cost of Housing”

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