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Career Development Opportunities @ HMS

If you are looking to enhance your existing career at HMS, or to prepare yourself for advancement, please be sure to explore opportunities for Career Development at Harvard.

Undecided about what you want or know how to do? Explore your interests, skills, values and reputation with Looking Inward.

Unsure of realistic possibilities? Find out more about where and how to get to your desired career by looking at the world of work around you with Looking Outward.

Ready to take the next step? Learn about informational interviewing, resumes and cover letters and job searching with Looking Forward.

 Training @ HMS

Options for learning alongside your colleagues from across the Harvard Longwood Campus abound!

Our own Work/Life and Learning & Development resources, as well as the Center for Workplace Development (CWD), offer a wide range of workshop and discussion formats and topics.

Current Calendar of Offerings for the Harvard Longwood Campus

HLC Work/Life & Professional Development Course Catalogue

For questions related to our Work/Life offerings, contact ( For questions about Learning & Development on the Harvard Longwood Campus, contact Gillian Simkiss (

Self-Paced Learning (for free!)

Harvard ManageMentor, developed by Harvard Business Publishing, is an online learning and collaboration resource for solving everyday business challenges.  If you need guidance creating a budget, suggestions for making meetings more effective, or techniques for motivating and leading others, Harvard ManageMentor offers best practices from world-class business experts on a wide spectrum of management topics. Harvard ManageMentor

There are also excellent training resources available through lyndaCampus, an online training resource for members of the Harvard community. lyndaCampus at Harvard University 

Harvard Online Learning

 With Harvard Online Learning explore Harvard’s extensive, world-class online learning opportunities, including podcasts and lectures to fully interactive courses and programs.



Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015


Harvard’s annual benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 will take place in PeopleSoft starting at 8 a.m. on November 5, 2014 through 8 p.m. on November 19, 2014. Benefit elections you make during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2015.


For Faculty, post docs, administrative and professional staff and other non-union staff members Harvard has announced several health plan changes. You can read more about the 2015 Benefits changes here.


To get much more out of the upcoming information sessions and the “big” Open Enrollment Guide, watch this informative video and take the self-assessment to hone in on the benefits options that might be right for you.  It only takes 8-10 minutes and is available here.


Educational sessions will be held on the Harvard Longwood Campus and at the Primate Center, as well as WebEx sessions to cover the 2015 non-union benefit plan changes only.


For Union Members Open Enrollment highlights can be found here.