The IOP Office of Career Services helps undergraduates explore career opportunities in politics and public service by organizing interest-specific programming and providing career counseling services.
The IOP OCS supplements the work of the college OCS by focusing on public service career pathways such as government, issue advocacy, think tanks, political journalism, international organizations, and political campaigns.
From the IOP blog
All-Star Journalists offer career advice to current students
Four all-star journalists, New York Times political reporter (soon to be ABC) Jeff Zeleny, Roll Call politics editor Shira Toeplitz, Wall Street Journal congress reporter Patrick O'Connor and Politico politics reporter Jonathan Martin, visted the Institute of Politics to talk with Harvard students and the Cambridge Community during Spring IOP Fellow John Murray's recent study group on the 2012 election. We were lucky enough to sit down with each reporter and ask what advice they could offer to current undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Continue reading..
Public Interested? Conference
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the Second Annual Public Interested? conference was hosted. This event was made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Center for Public Interest Careers, Institute of Politics, Office of Career Services, Office for Sustainability, Phillips Brooks House Association, Public Service Network, Undergraduate Council, and Harvard Alumni Association — coordinated by Gene Corbin, assistant dean of public service at Harvard College.
Former IOP Student Advisory Committee President, Jeff Solnet '12 wrote an IOP Alumni Reflection blog post describing his involvement in the event.