Career Planning

Office of Career Services (OCS)

Manny Contomanolis 
Phone: 617-495-2595
Location: 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

The Office of Career Services assists GSAS students and alumni in preparing for their professional future. Through individual counseling, workshops, guest speakers, work groups, and extensive library and alumni resources, OCS provides information about job/career and postdoctoral opportunities as well as instruction in the process of self-assessment, career exploration, and the job search. Academic and nonacademic job search panels and workshops are held both at OCS and at Dudley House. Mock interviews are also available for people at the interview phase of the job search process. An online OCS Dossier Service, for keeping letters of recommendation from professors on file and sending them out on request, is available to all GSAS students and alumni applying for academic positions, postdoctoral positions or fellowships.

OCS Directors and Counselors for GSAS students:

Manny Contomanolis, Director of the Office of Career Services 
Laura Stark, Director of Graduate Career Services 
Caroline Rende, Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services 

For more information visit their website:

or to make an individual appointment with a counselor please call:

*An Editorial Note from HGWISE: OCS is a FANTASTIC resource for grad students at all stages of their graduate career and we highly recommend visiting their website to find out more about their programs and seminars, signing up for their listservs, or even making an appointment to talk with one of the counselors. They are eager and well equipped to help students during the entirety of their graduate career. Do not wait until you are about to graduate to visit OCS! Call them: 617-495-2595