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Welcome to Career Discovery!
June 13 – July 22, 2016

"More work in one day than I think I've ever done, but more learning in a single minute than I think I've ever experienced."
~ Career Discovery Student ~

Life is all about making choices. At any stage along the way, you may find yourself asking: Am I headed in the right direction? What would I really enjoy doing? What do I want to do next?

The six-week summer Career Discovery program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) welcomes people—from recent high school and college graduates to seasoned professionals—who are grappling with questions like these. And not just people considering a career in design or planning, but people with a broad spectrum of interests and remarkably diverse plans and goals. What they have in common is the drive and desire to seek the answers to those questions.

Participants in our program commit themselves fully to a path of intensive studio work, lectures, workshops, and field trips. Deeply immersed in a culture that is both challenging and rewarding, they experience what education and work are like in the design and planning professions. They emerge—many of them exhilarated—with a more profound understanding of the possibilities ahead and the choices they will make.

We invite you to explore the possibilities in Career Discovery:  
If you would like to be placed on our mailing list to receive a copy of this information in brochure format, please complete an online request form.  You may also view a PDF of the brochure here.

Career Discovery is open to any high school graduate who is 18 or older with an interest in design or planning.* A high level of academic skill is necessary to take full advantage of our rigorous program.

For more information on how to apply please visit the 'How To Apply' section of our website. 

Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
Career Discovery Program
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Jeff Klug, Faculty Director
Kelly Teixeira Wisnaskas, Program Manager
telephone: 617-495-5453

Other summer programs at Harvard

*Underrepresented minority college students are encouraged to apply. By immersing themselves in our studio-based program, they are exposed to architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design. They also become familiar with the GSD and the Harvard University campus. Need-based financial aid is available.

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