Professional Networking

Professional networking is one of the most effective ways to learn about a field, prepare for it, and begin to build relationships with people who may help you enter and advance in it. The HDS Office of Career Services offers consultations and materials about networking effectively. Contact us for an appointment or to inquire about materials. The following additional resources are available to you as an HDS student or alumnus:

Harvard Alumni Directory

The Harvard Alumni Directory is a free online resource which can connect current students and alumni for career-related advice. The Directory is administered by the Harvard Alumni Association. If you are an HDS alumnus or current student who would like to utilize this resource, please create or update your profile in the Harvard Alumni Directory. Current students may also access the HDS Career Services Tip Sheet "Getting Started on the Harvard Alumni Directory."


LinkedIn is a free premier professional online networking source with active participation by hundreds of HDS alumni and students. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the HDS Alumni and Student Community Group in LinkedIn.