A one-stop service center connecting Harvard bioscience master’s, doctoral, and professional students with resources, events, news, and providers related to skills and professional development.
The Office of Career Services (OCS) assists GSAS students and alumni in preparing for their professional future. Through individual advising, workshops, guest speakers, and extensive online resources, OCS provides information about career opportunities within and beyond academia, as well as guidance in the processes of self-assessment, career exploration, and the job search. Mock interviews are also available for students at the interview phase of the job search process.
In addition to the teaching certificate programs below, PiN students have access to the DMS Paths professional development program and courses and certificate programs in therapeutics and translational medicine.
The Division of Medical Sciences manages the approval process for student internships.
The Harvard Innovaton Labs are an incredibly unique support system for Harvard students and select alumni to help them advance in their quest to explore the world of game-changing innovation and entrepreneurship. They offer access to a network of highly-curated advisors and mentors, peer collaboration and interaction, and comprehensive resource and programming support.
The OCS Firsthand Advisers platform connects students to career mentoring with PiN and other Harvard alumni.
While there is no formal teaching requirement, PiN strongly encourages students to make the most of teaching opportunities. PiN students are invited each year to apply to TA the introductory MATLAB/Python courses in August and January, Thinking about Data in the fall, and the year-long core course for first-year students, the Discipline of Neuroscience. Many PiN students also TA undergraduate courses at Harvard College in Cambridge, medical school courses, and courses at Emmanuel College. Typically, PiN students are required to pass their PQE before taking on a TA position. Students interested in teaching have access to training opportunities and support resources offered by the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning and can apply for the SEAL Teaching Certificate or the Bok Teaching Certificate.