Events

    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

    Get that Bread—And Keep It, Too!: Learning How to Manage Your Money (Series 1)

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 30 2021 .
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Money money money! How do I make it? What do I do with it? What about bills and rent—how do you even pay them? And why is saving so important, can’t I just spend my money? And how do I even save? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions or if you want to learn more about how to make and manage money, this workshop series is for you! We will answer these questions and so much more while exploring topics such as budgeting, understanding a paycheck,...

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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 15

    RISE: Get Up and Get Moving (for Allston-Brighton & Cambridge High Schoolers)

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Apr 26 2021 .
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge*

    Zoom fatigue is REAL, and we don't know about you, but all this sitting and laying down has got us feeling down... so let's get up! Join us for six weeks of movement, stress relief, and relaxation that you can do wherever you are, whenever you want—especially when you're feeling cooped up inside or stressed about anything.

    We'll do some stretches, cardio, and other fun exercises you can do at home, anytime. You can even do them while watching your...

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    2021 Mar 10

    Cracking the College Nut: A Fair Opportunity Workshop

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 31 2021 .
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    5:00pm to 6:00pm
    5:00pm to 6:00pm
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    What IS college? Do you have to go? How much is it gonna cost? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, we’re here to help! The Fair Opportunity Project is here to support high school students like you with information, guidance, and support as you learn about and apply to college! We’ll look at the entire college application process from applying for financial aid and scholarships, to finding your college "fit,” to learning more about the student body/campus...

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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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    2021 Mar 04

    We Out Here: Exploring Life After High School

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 25 2021 .
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    5:00pm to 6:00pm
    5:00pm to 6:00pm
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    We get it—high school is HARD, so how can you even think about life AFTER high school? But don’t worry, we gotchu! Should you go to college? Should you get a job right away? What jobs ARE there? How do you know what the right job is for you? Join us in this 4-part workshop series that helps you answer these questions! We’ll get a chance to explore different options, hear from people who do all kinds of jobs and have all kinds of experiences, and more!

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    2021 Mar 03

    Make it Pop!: Writing the College Essay

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 24 2021 .
    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    5:30pm to 6:30pm
    5:30pm to 6:30pm
    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    The personal statement essay can be one of the most stressful elements of the college application—but it doesn’t need to be! The personal statement is your opportunity to share parts of yourself with college admissions teams that they can’t see through test scores and your resume alone. This workshop series will provide tips for crafting a compelling essay, effectively telling your story, and proving to admissions teams that you would be a great student at their...

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    2021 Jan 12

    Making It As A Maker

    11:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Do you want to sell more of your handmade work in a socially-distanced world? Learn key strategies to be successful as a maker from jeweler Rebecca Haas and potter Becca Webb. This 2-hour online workshop is designed to help you build a reliable and growing online community of customers and fans so you can not only survive this pandemic, but grow in it.

    Topics include:

    • Easy things you can do to take and share photos that inspire people to buy online;
    • Why you need an email list and how to best use it;
    • How to frame and present your...
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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 29

    Voting, Participation, and Why it Matters

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Online via Zoom

     

    Join Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Tova Wang, a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center, Michelle Tassinari, Director and Legal Counsel of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division, and Eneida Tavares the Interim Commissioner for the City of Boston’s Elections Department for a conversation on the importance of local voter participation, education and civic engagement, and to learn more about what’s at stake for our...

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    2020 Oct 29

    Education Justice: Why Prison Classrooms Matter

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    “What college does, it helps us learn about the nation,” said Rodney Spivey-Jones, a 2017 Bard College graduate currently incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility in New York, in the docuseries College behind Bars. “It helps us become civic beings. It helps us understand that we have an interest in our community, that our community is a part of us and we are a part of it.”

    The Bard Prison Initiative and programs at other institutions of higher learning across the country have brought together teachers and learners in incarcerated spaces for years. This panel will gather...

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    2020 Oct 29

    Digital Scavenger Hunt with Prizes and Surprises!

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Take a break and learn new skills with this fun, interactive virtual scavenger hunt! Solve a series of clues and discover a hidden webpage that will give you an exclusive digital reward. These clues will take you through useful online security tips as well as interesting pieces of history from Harvard's Digital Collections. You will experience everything from speeches from well-known Harvard graduates to images of Allston from over a century ago!

    This event is part of our celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in collaboration with Harvard Information Security...

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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 23

    Next in Water

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area. The speakers in this program will discuss water’s vital role across four areas of modern inquiry: biology, earth science, public health, and the search for extraterrestrial life.

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    2020 Oct 22

    New Blocs, New Maps, New Power

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    By the early 1980s, a new political landscape was taking shape that would fundamentally influence American society and politics in the decades to come. That year, the long-standing effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—championed by suffragist Alice Paul and introduced to Congress in 1923—ran aground, owing in significant measure to the activism of women who pioneered a new brand of conservatism.

    This panel will draw together strands and stories that are often kept separate: the ideas and growing influence of conservative women, the political activism of gay communities...

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    2020 Oct 22

    National Fossil Day

    9:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History—Online

    Celebrate National Fossil Day—a celebration organized by the National Park Service—by taking a closer look at museum fossils with Harvard paleontologists. What can we see on ancient seafloors? How do modern animals help us understand extinct animals? What fossils still amaze scientists? What is it like to be a practicing paleontologist? Bring your curiosity and questions to this online event for all ages!

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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 21

    James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    Robert F. Reid-Pharr is a professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality and of African and African American studies at Harvard University. During his Radcliffe fellowship year, Reid-Pharr is completing a draft of "James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon." Drawing heavily on archival materials housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Houghton and Beinecke Libraries of Harvard and Yale Universities, the book follows the story of Baldwin’s life from birth to death. Join Reid-Pharr as he explores how Baldwin achieved his celebrity status and why...

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