Skills Workshops

For High School Students  and Parents/Caregivers

This program, co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), is designed for high school students and parents/caregivers. It provides them with information and guidance in areas such as application process for college, interviewing skills, and financial planning. A session for parents/caregivers is also offered.

The 2020 Skills Workshops was reformatted as a Webinar Series and addressed the needs of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged high school students by providing concrete information on the skills needed for success in their academic career.  Webinar subject areas will cover topics addressed during the traditional in-person program. Topics included application process for college, crafting the college essay/personal statement, interviewing skills, financial planning, resume writing and internship opportunities. The next Skills Workshops will take place fall 2021.

Webinar Schedule:

Thursday, October 1: Getting into College – Part 1: How to Choose a College and Application Process | Watch

Thursday, October 8: Getting into College – Part 2: Essay and Personal Statement

Wednesday, October 14: Session for Parents/Caregivers | Watch

Thursday, October 22: Community College Pathways | Watch

Thursday, October 29: Finances and Your Education | Watch 

Thursday, November 5: Interviewing Skills | Watch

Thursday, November 12: Tips for Resume and Cover Letter | Watch

Thursday, November 19: Internships and Summer Opportunities | Watch


For further information, please contact:

Hollie Borek DeSilva - Executive Director
Biomedical Science Careers Program