Life Skills

Harvard's Life Skills programs help students find opportunities to engage in enriching activities while building strategies for leading a productive life - in college, in graduate school, and beyond. Here you can find useful information about Academic Strategies, Career Development, Civic Engagement, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations, Personal Development, Practical and Household Skills, and Transitions.

Harvard Resources

Bureau of Study Counsel
The Bureau of Study Counsel is a counseling and learning resource center that encourages the development of the "whole person" in the interrelated realms of intellectual, emotional, and social life. Students consult the Bureau regarding a wide variety of academic issues and personal concerns.

Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services (OCS) supports all students and alumni of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in exploring and making effective career and educational choices.

Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services
The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS) offers a wide range of programs and services that seek to meet the needs of the Harvard community through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and treatment.

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response provides confidential support, information, and resource referrals to victims of sexual violence.

Advising Programs Office
The Advising Programs Office provides Harvard College students with information about numerous academic topics including courses, concentrations, requirements, honors, and study abroad.

AAPEX (Athletic, Academic, and Personal Excellence)
AAPEX is a service reserved specifically for Harvard student-athletes and coaches. AAPEX provides sport psychology services for individuals and teams, as well as academic counseling; general personal counseling; vocational counseling; decision-making assistance; and conflict resolution assistance.