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Apply to be matched with a mentor in 2016-17!

Seeking a mentor in your field in the arts, media, or entertainment? Apply by October 7th for your opportunity to be matched with a Harvardwood mentor this year.

The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

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NYC Living Rooms and Event Spaces Needed

Harvardwood has the same issue that most New Yorkers have... SPACE!

The biggest single challenge we have in putting together our NYC events is coming up with the places to have them. You may have noticed that we had only one big party last year instead of our usual four—and Harvardwood members NEED parties!

So if you have a living room just modestly larger than average (if you've been to our parties you'll have a reasonably good idea of what I mean) and are willing to host one of our parties, that would be fabulous! But parties aren't our only events—we also need spaces for interviews, talks, concerts, all the things we love doing.

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Join the Boston Screenwriting Group this year

The Fall 2016 HWP-Features program in Boston will begin in late September! Applications will be accepted Sept. 1-15, 2016, and new participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this year.

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Fall 2016 TV Modules - Apply by Sept. 1st!

Now through September 1st, we're accepting applications to the HWP — TV Modules in Los Angeles. Please check back for updates about the NY program.

The Harvardwood Writers Program — TV Modules use peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. The HWP — TV program is currently available in Los Angeles and runs in the fall and spring semesters yearly. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List.

Taking place in Los Angeles, we anticipate having modules for Original Drama Pilot, Original Comedy Pilot, and Original Pilot Rewrites. The program fee for each module is $100.

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Help Harvardwood when you go back-to-school shopping!

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Volunteer as a Harvardwood mentor or advisor for a year of free membership

We are seeking mentors and advisors for the Harvardwood Mentorship Program and the Career Advisors Program. Both programs aim to foster meaningful professional relationships between Full Members of Harvardwood and established alums in their fields of interest. Our volunteer mentors and advisors are what enable these Harvardwood programs to continue to thrive and support the next generation of Harvard arts, media, and entertainment professionals.

We are looking for mentors and advisors in a wide array of arts-related professional fields for 2016-17, and we hope you'll join us!

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Bid to win lunch with an industry VIP!

Bidding begins TODAY on our one-of-a-kind VIP Lunch Silent Auction featuring Megan Amram, Zadoc Angell, Samuel Baum, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Aisha Muharrar, and Couper Samuelson! Bid online here: http://www.harvardwood.org/summer2016auction

Be sure to read the auction rules and guidelines before placing any bid on a VIP lunch. Lunch attendees must be Harvard-affiliated but do not have to be Harvardwood members.

Bidding ends next Monday, and Harvardwood members get a special perk: one extra hour of bidding from 11am-12pm on August 8th! If you aren’t a current Harvardwood member, this is a great time to join or renew your membership.

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FWSP-eligible undergraduate needed to assist with Harvardwood!

Harvardwood is currently looking for an undergraduate student who is eligible for the Federal Work Study Program to assist with weekly administrative duties and other projects as needed. All work can be done online, and the hours (6-10 per week) are very flexible.

This is a great way to learn more about Harvardwood, the programming we offer across our nationwide chapters, and other opportunities that undergraduates and alumni can enjoy. It's a particularly great position for someone interested in exploring the arts, media, and entertainment after graduation!

 

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Mid-year update from our Harvardwood Heroes

Last fall, we awarded Harvardwood Heroes grants of $500 each to Harvard alums and Harvardwood members who are dedicated to using the arts to engage in meaningful service with four organizations worldwide. Now that it's been half a year since we selected our Heroes, we caught up with them recently to find out how the Harvardwood Heroes grant has impacted their amazing and diverse community service projects.

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Now accepting submissions to the 2016 Harvardwood Writers Competition

We are now accepting submissions to the 2016 Harvardwood Writers Competition!

HWC-MostStaffable.jpgIndustry professionals, with support from the Harvardwood Board of Directors, will evaluate all scripts entered to determine the winner and two runners up from each category. Results will be announced in late Fall 2016.

Winning scripts will be read by an array of industry professionals, including literary managers, agents, and development professionals. All winners and runners-up will also receive free admission to the 2016-17 Harvardwood Writers Program module of their choice and a small cash award.

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Our gift to the Class of 2016 — $35/year membership!

Harvardwood heartily congratulates all members of the Harvard Class of 2016 with a special $10 membership discount!

grads.jpgTo celebrate your achievements as you start your post-college adventures, we are thrilled to welcome you to Harvardwood with a $10 discount off yearly membership to all members of your graduating class. Our yearly membership dues are ordinarily just $45/year ($3.75/month), but members of the Class of 2016 may join Harvardwood for $35/year.

This offer is only valid for new Harvardwood members.

To receive your membership gift, email us with your full name, as registered with the College, and we'll send you the special link to become a member. 

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Secure an internship for the summer? Join the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program!

Want access to exclusive events and meet-ups with other Harvardians or industry veterans?

Connect. Experience. Grow. And, make this summer count! If you're lucky, you might even get summer housing.*

Harvardwood kicks off the summer with an orientation-mixer, hosts some career-related events, then wraps it up with a goodbye party. Network professionally or simply wind down for a happy hour—either way, get more out of your time in L.A. and be a part of this cool resource. You never know who you’ll meet along the way or what you’ll discover. Just be sure you’re a Full Member of Harvardwood to take advantage of this opportunity. And, even if you didn’t secure your internship through our listings, we invite you to participate. 

*Free or low-cost housing options in L.A. by Harvard alums are very limited, open only for current students or graduating seniors, and determined by a lottery. Submit your HSIP participant form by midnight on May 15, 2016 to enter.

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