Please write a message that we can share in the April 2020 edition of the Harvardwood Highlights to bolster and bring together the Harvardwood community. We'd like to strengthen our personal connections during these challenging times and to remind our members that we are all here for each other and in this together!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent membership career survey!
We noticed that a fair number of members across multiple chapters brought up interesting ideas related to music programming, and we’d like to continue this conversation! If you would be willing to have a half-hour conversation to further discuss your survey suggestions with one of our leaders, please email Andrea Schmitt at [email protected].
To the Harvardwood community:
We know you've all been receiving multiple communications from both the University and alumni interest groups about the COVID-19 outbreak, so we'll keep this short. All Harvardwood-organized events through the end of this month have been cancelled until further notice. Please check our website for additional updates about upcoming events.Read more
Harvardwood publishes internship opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in March of each year. The internship list is updated several times throughout the spring, so students should check the list periodically for additional opportunities.
Started in 2003, the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in New York City and Los Angeles. Past program events have included film screenings, industry panels, and speaker events.Read more
As we focus on strengthening our flagship programs and building out new initiatives, Harvardwood needs our members' input! Please take just a few minutes to complete the survey below. We'd like to use the information about your career field and level in order to create programs and events that are better tailored to your needs.
All survey results are anonymous, although we do request that you list your primary chapter information. The data collected in this survey will only be used internally by Harvardwood staff to help design our programs; none of the data or potentially identifying information (job title/company) will be made public or shared within our membership.
If you have any questions about this survey or how the results will be used, get in touch. Thank you!
Harvardwood is partnering with Harvard Alumni for Education and First-Generation Harvard Alumni to put on a Los Angeles alumni storytelling show this spring!
If you have a 5- to 6-minute story you'd like to tell at the show, please pitch it here. Your story doesn't need to be about Harvard, but it does need to be about you. You can find some tips and tricks for what makes a good oral story here (The Moth) and here (RISK!).Read more
We are now accepting applications from high school juniors to receive the Harvardwood Prize, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify Harvardwood's mission:
Celebrating and supporting lives in the arts, media, and entertainment for the Harvard community and beyond.
In light of Harvard University's robust arts communities and arts education opportunities, we hope the Harvardwood Prize will encourage high school students to apply to the College. The Prize will be awarded annually to a high school junior (rising senior) who plans to apply for admission to Harvard College in the fall of their senior year and who has demonstrated excellence in their dedication to the arts/media/entertainment and its power to enact positive social change.Read more
March 2020: Unfortunately, SXSW 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Read more
The Harvardwood Writers Program in Boston is being revived for Spring 2020! Join us to read and discuss members' scripts and strengthen your writing skills. We will meet bimonthly on Tuesdays at 7 pm, beginning February 11. This group will be focused on both TV and feature film projects. To apply, visit this page. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7th.Read more
If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to receive applications from current Harvard College students, we invite you to participate in the 2020 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP)! Companies can recruit current Harvard students directly by posting their internship opportunities to Harvardwood FOR FREE.Read more
We are now accepting applications to the Spring 2020 semester of The Jeff Sagansky Harvardwood TV Writers Program (HWP-TV)!
HWP-TV uses peer review, guest speakers and workshops to foster a motivating and supportive environment for each participant’s writing. Participants of the HWP — TV Modules may be considered for the annual Harvardwood Most Staffable TV Writers List (see below). All writers must be based in LA and Harvardwood Full Members.Read more
The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term at our January 29th Q1 meeting, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions! The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past twenty years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities of and setting the course for the entire organization.
Below is a list of Board positions we are looking to fill. Each Harvardwood Board member holds office for a period of two years, until his or her successor is elected and qualifies. Board members should have a strong interest in fostering career education and networking among Harvard University alumni and students, and candidates have either completed a degree program at Harvard University or have a strong affiliation to Harvard as determined by a majority of the existing directors. Board members must be of the age of majority in CA and should be able to attend quarterly board meetings in the Los Angeles area.Read more