Professional Networking

Professional networking is one of the most effective ways to learn about a field, prepare for it, and connect 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:

Crimson Compass

Crimson Compass is a free online resource enabling students and alumni of Harvard to seek career-related advice from approximately 20,000 alumni advisors from across the University. It is administered by the Harvard Alumni Association. If you are an HDS alumnus who would like to advise or mentor Harvard students or other alumni, please create or update your profile in Crimson Compass.


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