Welcome to Harvardwood

Harvardwood is a nonprofit organization for members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts, media and entertainment. 

By providing professional resources and service opportunities, Harvardwood strives to utilize the creativity and leadership of our diverse members as forces for positive social change. 

To learn more about how to become a member, even if you did not attend Harvard, visit our membership page

To learn how to support the organization through a gift or sponsorship, visit our support page

To learn how to get involved as a guest speaker, please contact us at [email protected]

Celebrating and supporting lives in the arts, media and entertainment, for the Harvard community and beyond.


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    Harvardwood Suggests... Career Journey

    Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    10:00am - 12:00pm PT / 12:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

    PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

    **Acts 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order**

    In order to participate fully in the activities set out during this workshop, you’ll need to use either a computer or tablet and not a phone when signing onto the Zoom link.

    About the Series 

    A central challenge for many performing arts and entertainment professionals is navigating the episodic nature of their work in the industry. For many, survival work—initiated to make ends meet—ends up draining the creative professional and becoming more problem than solution. The purpose of this workshop series is to assist performing arts and entertainment professionals in their search to find meaningful work. Career Journey offers strategies to gain agency over your career.

    Career Journey - Act 1: Who Am I?
    Are you looking for meaningful work to support your artistic pursuits or new career options, but don't know where to start? In this workshop you will begin your career journey by:
    •    Identifying your work values to help you find meaningful work
    •    Identifying your interests to help you find engaging work
    •    Identifying  your personality preferences to help you find work environments where you thrive
    You'll discover what meaningful work looks like for you while developing language you can use in a resume, interview and while networking.

    Career Journey - Act 2: What Are the Possibilities? 
    Now that you know your values, interests and personality preferences, what are the possibilities? To continue on your career journey you will:
    •    Identify your transferable skills
    •    Develop your strategic career blueprint
    •    Utilize career brainstorm techniques to think outside the box
    You'll discover a sense of what is possible in your career moving forward.

    Career Journey - Act 3: How Will I Get There? 
    Now that you have brainstormed potential work opportunities, how will you get there? To continue on your career journey you will:
    •    Navigate labor market research resources and strategies
    •    Learn to develop your network to find people and organizations that can help
    •    Learn how to test work ideas through experience
    You'll evaluate your work ideas based on who you are and what you need to find a meaningful fit.


    More info HERE.



    Harvardwood Suggests... Writers' Cafe

    Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 09:00 AM

    9:00 - 10:00 am (PT) - Quiet Writing Space
    10:00 - 10:30 am (PT) - Optional Breakout Rooms

    Looking to add a bit of discipline to your writing schedule? Then join us for an hour of dedicated writing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 am (PT) in our online Writers’ Cafe. It's the perfect time to join others working on their projects or simply exercising their creative muscles. We’ll have a writing prompt posted to spark the imagination and the room’s chat function enabled if you want to pose a question, get community feedback, or make new connections. It's free, so there’s no reason not to pull up a chair and join in.

    *Please note, we will meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a new prompt unless otherwise noted. We meet in the same location each session so feel free to bookmark our Zoom link for future sessions. 

    More info HERE.


    Harvardwood Suggests... Job Search Seminar | Unit 1: The Resilient Job Seeker

    Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 02:00 PM

    11:00am - 12:30pm PT / 1:00pm - 2:30pm CT / 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

    PREREQUISITE: Must have attended The Career Center Orientation | Weekly on Mondays & Thursdays

    Resilience can help increase your capacity to follow through with your job search strategy, even when you aren’t getting the results you want. The purpose of this workshop is to assist performing arts and entertainment professionals build up their resilience muscles to help overcome common job search snags.  

    About Job Search Seminar:
    This is a 5-unit series that covers the main areas all individuals who are actively pursuing a job search should consider. See below for all unit topics: 

    Interested participants only need to register once via Zoom to access all 5 units.


    More info HERE.


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