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7 Fall Courses on Big Data, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity

These fall courses explore the complexities of an internet-connected society, and prepare you with the skills to succeed in the industry.

Other Recent Articles

Develop Confidence in the Workplace with these 3 Essential Skills

Whether you are a software engineer, a sales manager, or a biologist, skills in communication and problem solving are essential for success. Set yourself apart by developing these three key skills. …

The Power of Crowdsourcing Knowledge in Online Communities

Instructor David Weinberger shares insights on how online social networks have facilitated new discoveries, and discusses the challenges of crowdsourcing knowledge.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for a Food Startup

Alum Brian Bauer proposes the use of Internet of Things technology to improve supply chain management for Algramo, a Chilean startup that provides affordable food options to low-income communities in…

Announcing New Courses, Certificates, and Admissions Path for 2017–18

Course listings and new 2017–18 academic offerings—including five new graduate certificates—are now available. We also updated our admissions process for degree…

Ann Compton Reflects on Career, Media, and Politics

A veteran journalist reflects on a career reporting from the front lines of history.

My Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to a Harvard Degree

Kristen Strezo shares how she balanced life changes and rigorous coursework in pursuit of a degree.

Kristen Strezo, Harvard Extension School, Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism '16

How Cyberspace is Transforming International Security

An expert explores the complexities cyber introduces in the national security landscape.

How to Effectively Curate Your Career

By adopting the mindset of a curator, you can gather the professional skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals.

The History of America’s Independence Day

Professor Robert Allison shares some facts about the history of Independence Day.

Andrew Ference


After 19 years on the ice, NHL player Andrew Ference is preparing to leave the rink to launch a career in sustainability.

Valerie Kramis Hollands


Valerie Kramis Hollands, ALM Management ‘16, left the corporate world behind to launch a social enterprise.

Jennifer Buchli


Research scientist Jennifer Buchli, ALM ‘16, Biotechnology Management, earned new career opportunities at NASA's International Space Station.

Buying Local: Do Food Miles Matter?

Gary Adamkiewicz, instructor of From Farm to Fork: Why What You Eat Matters, discusses the nuances of food miles and their impact on our climate.

Local produce being prepped for cooking.