Planning for Life After Harvard
The Office of Career Services works closely with students during their four year career to help them think carefully and creatively about next steps in their lives. They help students:
- Create a resume, CV and cover letter
- Practice interviewing skills
- Search for summer jobs and internships
- Network with alumni and professionals in a wide variety of fields
- Seek advice about graduate school and post-graduate fellowship applications
- Arrange interviews for firms that recruit on-campus
From Harvard College to Postgraduate Study in Medicine and Law
The broad liberal arts curriculum taught at most American colleges means that professional subjects such as medicine and law are usually taught in the US as postgraduate degrees at specialist medical or law schools. At Harvard, although you cannot specialise in these subjects at undergraduate level, you can still select courses that will prepare you for moving on to Medical School or Law School after you graduate.
For medicine, read the Premedical Information for Harvard Students published by the Office of Career Services.
For law, check out this article by Cayla Lee (Class of 2021) Pre-Law at Harvard.
It is relatively straightforward for those with undergraduate degrees from US colleges to return to the UK and become doctors and lawyers.
Aspiring medics can apply for an accelerated four-year graduate entry course in medicine at one of 13 UK universities.
For a more personal view, Harvard alumna Dr Laura Spence (Class of 2004) has written about her experience preparing for a medical career in the UK in her article Pre-Med Harvard Experience.
For law, graduates from US colleges returning to the UK need to take a one-year Graduate Diploma in Law provided by many UK universities.