CREATE is Harvard GSD's online recruiting system that allows students and alumni 24/7 access to:

  • View employers;
  • Search internships and jobs;
  • Identify alumni contacts;
  • Schedule a counseling session with a career counselor.

Login to CREATE

All GSD students and alumni can access CREATE. Upon graduating from the GSD, student accounts automatically transition in to alumni accounts.


How do I login to CREATE?

  • Your password is your Harvard i.d. number
  • Click on Forgot Password if you have forgotten or need to set up a new password
  • Contact Career Services at if you need further assistance

How do I get started?

After logging in, go to Academic Information

  • Go to Career Interests (you will only need to complete this section once and it takes 15 seconds)
  • Select your interests from the drop down menu. This will allow Career Services to send you notices about events or opportunities related to your interests.
  • Click on Save Changes and Continue. You’re ready to start your search.

How do I conduct and save a job search?

Go to: Jobs for GSD students & Alumni

  • Click on CSM jobs (these are the jobs exclusively in our career services system)
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Select Industry
  • Select type of opportunity (such as internship or job)
  • Add a zip code in the region you are specifically interested in

Hit Search


To set up a search agent, go to Saved Searches

  • Name your search and hit the SAVE button.
  • You have now set up an automatic search agent which will deliver new matches to you via email as frequently as you would like (for example, once a week).

How do I find GSD alumni?

Go to Employers

  • Select Contact Directory
  • Select More Filters
  • You can search by the name of an employer you are interested in; or by location; or by discipline.

IMPORTANT: select Alumnus – YES

  • Select Alumni degree and enter your program if you would like to see alumni from your program.
  • Hit the SEARCH key.
  • You have now located GSD alumni that match the criteria you entered.

How do I find events?

In the left side bar, select EVENTS

  • Then go to Workshops
  • You will bring up a list of all of the upcoming career events hosted by the GSD or other schools across Harvard (such as the Kennedy School or Faculty of Arts & Sciences).

Click on any event to see a description and details about the location, time and registration process (if required).

How do I rsvp for events?

Go to Events

  • Select Workshops
  • Choose the event of interest to you
  • Click on the RSVP button to reserve a space for the event

How do I find the Document Library?

On the left sidebar, go to Resources

  • Select Document Library
  • Many handouts are available for GSD students.

Try a key word search on the topic of interest to you, such as:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Salary Negotiation

Students' 8-digit Harvard ID usernames are the same when they become alumni. If you do not remember your Harvard ID number, please email Anne Creamer.