Resources at Harvard
It’s often said that Harvard has an ample amount of resources to help and support its students. After being at Harvard for over a year, I have found and used some of those resources. Therefore, I decided to compile the resources I have found and used the past year and share them with you.
1. Bureau of Study Counsel
Located: 5 Linden Street
The Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) offers services that help you access and utilize all the educational opportunities available to you at Harvard. The services that BSC offers are academic counseling, workshops and discussions, peer tutoring, ESL peer consultation, the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies, and self-help materials in the BSC’s cranium Corner and on the website. BSC also offers Study & Write, which provides a distraction-free and café-style space for students to study.
2. Office of Career Services
Located: 54 Dunster Street
The Office of Career Services (OCS) works with students at Harvard College and Harvard graduate schools to advise them on summer and post-graduation opportunities. The services that OCS include advising; pre-professional advising; planning and timeline for job and internship resources; looking at resumes, CVs, cover letters; making connections; helping you prepare for your job interviews. Throughout the academic year, OCS also has panels and information sessions for jobs, graduate schools, fellowships.
3. Office of International Education
Located: 77 Dunster Street
The Office of International Education (OIE) works with students at Harvard College who are planning to spend their academic year, term or summer abroad. The OIE works with students to research and plan for their time abroad, whether they want to study, work, volunteer or research. The OIE has more than 250 pre-approved programs to choose from for semester study abroad, but if the students can’t find one that interest them, they can find their own program and get it approved. Funding is available for summer experiences, and financial aid carries over for semester study abroad.
4. Smith Campus Center
- Harvard University Health Services (HUHS)
Located: 75 Mt. Auburn Street
The Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is located in the Smith Campus Center. The services that HUHS provides include Urgent Care, Counseling and Mental Health (CAMHS), Primary Care/Internal Medicine. HUHS also offer specialty care such as Dermatology, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Obstetrics & Gynecology to name a few.
- Campus Service Center
Located: Smith Campus Center, Rm. 807, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue
The Campus Service Center offers assistance with HU Housing and Parking, but the most important assistance for undergraduate students is ID Card Services. Your ID card is very important because it provides swipe access to buildings, meal plans, libraries, and gyms to name a few. At the Campus Service Center, you can get a replacement for your lost, stolen or damaged ID card. They can also help you if you are having trouble with your ID Card.
5. Undergraduate Research Advisor
Located: BioLabs Room 1087, 16 Divinity Ave.
Here at Harvard, we have the wonderful research advisor, Dr. Anna Babakhanyan, to help students at Harvard College navigate and explore the ample amount of research opportunities that are available for them. Additionally, Dr. Babakhanyan also helps students contact professor, gives resume feedback, gives interview guidance, provides strategy for applying for research funding, and provides proposal feedback to name a few.
6. Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Located: Lower Level of Grays Hall, which is at the back of Grays facing Wigglesworth
The Office of BGLTQ Student Life provides support and resources for the bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning students. Their mission statement is to “foster a safer, more inclusive campus by educating and engaging the Harvard Community about the multiplicity of sexual and gender identities.” They have BGLTQ Specialty tutors and proctors that live on campus to help student accessing information, counseling, and resources related to issues of gender, sexuality, and identity broadly.
7. The Dean of Students Office
Located:University Hall located right behind John Harvard Statue & 6 Prescott Street
The Dean of Students Life works with the Office of Undergraduate Education and their mission is to “provide academic support and advising in the Yards and Houses- particularly in the first and second year- and to help students connect their co-curricular and academic lives on campus.”
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Hello there! My name is Borey, and I am a rising sophomore living in Eliot House. I was born and raised in Cambodia for the first thirteen years of my life, and I moved to Iowa City five years ago.... View full profile