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Year-End Reminder: Course and Instructor Evaluations

December 20, 2018
Five Star Evaluation
By Niki W. Lanter

When considering which classes to take next, students typically check the Course and Instructor Ratings section on Online Services. If you've ever thought, "Gee, I wish I knew this-or-that about this course/teacher before I registered for this class," then you'd understand how these anonymous reviews can be valuable to (future) students of the course.

If you haven't already submitted your Fall Term course ratings and reviews, please do so now (or soon before the deadline). The current deadline to submit evaluations is this Friday, December 21st.

If you had a great experience and would like to encourage future or potential future course-takers to consider a class, please do share your opinions and observations. If you believe that there are certain areas that should be improved about a class—be it the course materials, platforms and tools used, or teaching staff—then providing your candid feedback is particularly important. I have always found detailed reviews to be especially helpful. Let us know what made a class great, or what made it not-so-great.

By sharing your thoughts and constructive criticisms, you can help raise the quality of education we receive, and assist other students in making an informed decision about classes they might consider in the future. Thank you for your time and thoughtful evaluations.

After 108 Years, an Inaugural Convocation Celebration

October 7, 2018
After 108 Years, an Inaugural Convocation Celebration
By Niki W. Lanter

Harvard Extension School welcomes and celebrates admitted degree candidates

The Harvard Extension School, one of Harvard University's degree-granting institutions, was founded around one hundred and eight years ago. On one beautiful autumn day in September of 2018, the school finally held its Inaugural Convocation Ceremony to welcome and celebrate its admitted degree candidates.

"It's odd for me to stand here and say it took us a hundred and eight years to figure out we should be doing this."

-- Dean Hunt Lambert during his remarks at the Inaugural HES Convocation held at Harvard Memorial Church on 29 September 2018

News and Related Links:

400 students make Harvard history
The Harvard Gazette

Harvard Extension's Inaugural Convocation Honors 400 Students
Harvard Extension School Website

Harvard Extension School Holds Inaugural Convocation
The Harvard Crimson

Keynote: Higher Education, Democracy and Human Rights
Keynote Speech by Prof. Fernando M. Reimers on Medium

Photos from Convocation Weekend:

Live-Streamed Ceremony:

CS50 Tech Talk: Building Augmented Reality Experiences with Unity3D

July 5, 2017
Super Mario Bros Recreated as Life Size Augmented Reality Game at Central Park
By David J. Malan

CS50 presents... a tech talk on augmented reality (AR) by Abhishek Singh, Resident Researcher at NYU, whom you may recall from such films as

"Watch this guy play Super Mario Bros. IRL in Central Park using HoloLens," says TechCrunch. Follow Abhishek at @shekitup.

This talk will cover the technical challenges and design considerations that go into creating AR experiences with the Hololens using Unity. Singh will talk through his experiences in building the viral Hololens project in which he recreated Super Mario Bros as a life-size, first-person experience.

Details and Registration

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12pm – 1pm, includes lunch
CS50 R&D, 125 Mount Auburn Street #350, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Event will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Register at

About Abhishek Singh

Abhishek loves building things, both physical and digital. He brings a fair amount of skills to the table: fabrication, programming (front-end and back-end), circuit design, 3D modeling and printing, design, and even an undergrad degree in business. He also has previous experience founding and running three tech startups, and is currently working on his fourth. Read more here.

Harvard Graduate Consulting Club Presents Consulting Career Fair 2017

June 27, 2017
HGCC Consulting Career Fair 2017
HGCC Communications

The HGCC Annual Consulting Career Fair will be held on Thursday, July 6th, 2017, at the TMEC Atrium in Harvard Medical School. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with some of the finest management and life science consulting firms that hire candidates just like you!

Come speak to representatives from these top firms to learn more about them, and build your network in preparation for the upcoming recruitment cycle. CLICK HERE for additional details.

PUGCC Invites Harvard Students to the 2017 Princeton Consulting Case Competition

June 23, 2017
PUGCC 2017 Annual Case Competition Flyer
Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club Communications

Inviting Harvard graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows

The Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club (PUGCC) is delighted to host its Annual Consulting Case Competition, which will be held on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at Princeton University. PUGCC extends a cordial invitation to all Harvard graduate and professional students and postdocs who are interested in management consulting.

The Case Competition

Participating teams (3-4 members on each team) will present solutions to a pre-assigned real-world business problem in the first round. Selected teams will proceed to the second round to tackle another problem on site, as they compete for the final prizes. The winning teams will get cash prizes!

Please see the attached flyer, or visit the case competition website, for more details.

We look forward to welcoming Harvard members to the competition!

Best regards,
Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club

This competition is organized by the Princeton University Graduate Consulting Club (PUGCC). Please contact the event organizers directly for updates or inquiries regarding event participation and eligibility requirements.
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