Career Services

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The Harvard Divinity School Office of Career Services offers resources for students, alumni, and employers. Whether you are in the career search, interested in networking, or seeking to employ current students or alumni, we look forward to working with you.

Update: March 11, 2020

A note for current HDS students from the HDS Office of Career Services effective immediately:

After Spring Break and until further University guidance, we will provide regular updates on accessing our services and resources through two main sources:

As always, current students may request individual meetings to discuss career discernment, job search strategies, fellowships, resume and cover letter reviews or other aspects of professional development. Meetings can be arranged by conference call or Zoom. To request a meeting please send a note to careers@hds.harvard.edu with your availability and a brief explanation of what you’d like to discuss.

Students at HDS prepare for a wide range of professions, including but not limited to:

  • Ministry in faith communities
  • Higher education and research
  • Public and private secondary education
  • Community development, advocacy, and human services
  • Management and consulting, especially nonprofit
  • Public policy, law, conflict resolution, and mediation
  • Arts, publications, communications, and media

The assets HDS graduates bring to their professions are numerous and include key competencies such as:

  • Active experience engaging a pluralistic world
  • Ability to think across disciplines
  • Analytical skills grounded in theory
  • Competence in written and oral communication
  • Sustained, thoughtful social engagement
  • Language proficiency

HDS Voices

Naohito Miura, MTS '18Connecting with the Office of Career Services early made a huge difference in my Harvard experience. The staff provide me with the necessary resources to prepare a strong application tailored for each occasion. I would almost never apply for any important opportunity without first consulting them. —Naohito Miura, MDiv ’18