Harvard GSD offers a comprehensive set of career programs designed to help students throughout their time at the school (and beyond). We offer individual career advising, experiential programs, career workshops, and special events throughout the year.

Who We Are

Meryl Golden
Director of Career Services
mgolden@gsd.harvard.edu
(617) 495-4289

An experienced manager and career counselor, Meryl meets individually with students on career development and job search strategy. Her focus is on working with students in the Master in Urban Planning & Urban Design, Master and Doctoral Design Studies and Master in Design Engineering programs.

Meryl manages the Community Service Fellowship Program, including Domestic Summer Internships and International Travel Grants; she also manages the Paul M. Heffernan International Travel Award.

Robin Slavin
Career Counselor

rslavin@gsd.harvard.edu,617-495-8625

Robin is a versatile counselor, coach and advisor in career development. She is skilled in helping students to conduct targeted career searches. Her focus is on working with students in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs. She serves as the Architect Licensing Advisor for GSD students and provides information on the Intern Development Program.

Anne Creamer
Coordinator, Career Services
acreamer@gsd.harvard.edu
(617) 495-4296

Anne is the primary contact for employers posting internship and job opportunities; manages our career management system, CREATE; and coordinates on campus recruiting and career fairs.

What we offer

Career Advising

GSD students can meet individually with a career counselor to review career options, revise a resume or cover letter, plan a job search strategy, and practice interview skills. Current students may  stop by during afternoon walk in hours for a 15 minute meeting or schedule an appointment through CREATE.

Career Workshops

Topics include: Effective Interviewing and Negotiation Skills; How to Work a Career Fair; The Art of Networking; Developing Your Design Sheets and Portfolio; Job Search Strategies for International Students.

Career Management System

CREATE is the career management system used by the GSD to deliver news on internships, jobs, career workshops, events, fellowships, alumni contacts. Every student has an accounting waiting for him/her—just attend an “Insider’s Guide” workshop, schedule an appointment or visit Career Services in 422 for an introduction.  View our new video tutorials!

Employer Services: Career Fairs & Job Listings

The GSD Virtual Career Fair is held each January to promote summer opportunities.  Spring is typically the time to recruit students for full time opportunities in design professions.  Employers are encouraged to contact Anne Creamer to discuss recruiting on campus and posting jobs.

Funding Sources for Summer Experiences

Career Resources For Specific Programs

Career Handouts

Students can view handouts via their account in CREATE. Topics include: How to Build and Maintain A Professional Network, International Students Seeking Employment in the US, The Art of Salary Negotiation, Sample Resumes, Cover Letters and Other Job Search Correspondence.

Harvard GSD LinkedIn Group

Students from every discipline are invited to join the Harvard GSD LinkedIn Group. Over 3,500 individuals within the GSD community (including alumni, faculty and staff) provide a wealth of information on how you can apply the training and skills acquired at the GSD.

Student Business Cards

Students who are degree candidates in good standing are able to order business cards. The format includes the Harvard GSD name and logo, the student’s name, contact information, and the student’s current degree program. Please see the Business Cards for Students page for more information. Printed business cards will be delivered to Gund 422 for pickup.