Harvard’s portal at VelvetJobs

April 23, 2017

by Andrey Berezin


On 8 of April 2017, Pavel Krapivin, alumni 2011 of Harvard Business School and co-founder of VelvetJobs, spoke at the Harvard Graduate Council’s Leadership Conference about risk taking and fears.  Recent trip to Playa del Carmen helped Pavel face his old fear of sharks, and this experience is similar to the way people take risks to face the fear of uncertainty in the professional life.

Upcoming Harvard Graduate Council Leadership Conference 2017

March 21, 2017

The Harvard Graduate Council is pleased to present our 8th Annual Leadership Conference 2017! This year’s theme is Tools For Leadership. The conference will be held on April 8th, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Harvard Northwest Building on Oxford Street.

Leadership ConferenceYou will learn from engaging speakers and then exchange your own ideas with distinguished faculty, key experts, and representatives from the public and private sectors. Whether you focus on a topic area of familiarity or one that is new, this will be a great opportunity to grow both leadership knowledge and professional networks by engaging with students from across Harvard as well as public and private industry leaders from widely varying backgrounds.

Small Group Dinners Initiative for Grad Students Across Harvard

March 15, 2017

Small Group Dinners (Stock Image courtesy of keeping with Harvard University’s “One Harvard” theme, the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC) invites you to participate in the Small Group Dinners Initiative to connect with students from across the 12 Harvard graduate and professional schools. The aim of this initiative is to create small groups of roughly 6 Harvard graduate students, each from a different school.

Information session on the recent travel-related executive orders from the White House

February 8, 2017

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs will be hosting an information session on the recent travel-related executive orders from the White House on Monday, February 13 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Harvard Yenching Auditorium (2 Divinity Avenue).  The session will include a representatives from the Harvard International Office and the Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic, who will be available to answer questions.  Members of the Harvard community who are affected by the orders or believe they may be affected, as well as other interested members of the …

Harvard Grad Council Discusses Immigration Order, Governance

January 31, 2017

Members of the Harvard Graduate Council criticized President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States in the body's first meeting of the semester Monday.

At the meeting, members of the Council also debated changing the body's structure, presented proposed changes to the group’s constitution and voted on modifications to the Council’s budget.

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Research Initiative from Extension School

January 24, 2017

As a result of HGC's initiative to foster One Harvard, Extension School Intructor launched a platform for emerging markets research.

A new research initiative has been launched at RUDN University in Moscow with support of Bruno S. Sergi, who is also an associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies as well as an instructor at Harvard University Extension School. Benefiting from a committed team of experts from different parts of the world, the International Center for Emerging Markets Research (ICEMR) aims to become a world leading academic hub for the study and analysis of emerging markets. ICEMR welcomes students who interested in emerging markets to submit proposals.

Fostering One Harvard at The Game

November 29, 2016

by La'Toya Princess Jackson

New Unified Seating Block

As a result of HGC's advocacy efforts, for the first time in recent memory, Harvard College and Harvard graduate and professional students were seated in one unified seating block, creating a united student section that fostered the idea of One Harvard.

The Harvard Graduate Council led the initiative with the Harvard Athletics department to create a graduate seating section next to the undergraduate seating section. Graduate students packed the stadium for “The Game” for tailgating activities and to watch Harvard and Yale in an intense rivalry on the football field.