Life is all about making choices. At any stage along the way, you may find yourself asking: Am I headed in the right direction? What would I really enjoy doing? What do I want to do next?

The six-week summer Career Discovery program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) welcomes people—from recent high school and college graduates to seasoned professionals—who are grappling with questions like these. And not just people considering a career in design or planning, but people with a broad spectrum of interests and remarkably diverse plans and goals. What they have in common is the drive and desire to seek the answers to those questions.

Participants in our program commit themselves fully to a path of intensive studio work, lectures, workshops, and field trips. Deeply immersed in a culture that is both challenging and rewarding, they experience what education and work are like in the design and planning professions. They emerge—many of them exhilarated—with a more profound understanding of the possibilities ahead and the choices they will make.

We invite you to explore the possibilities in Career Discovery
If you would like to be placed on our mailing list to receive a copy of our 2017 brochure, please complete an online request form.  You may also view a PDF of the Career Discovery 2017 Brochure here.

Career Discovery is open to any high school graduate who is 18 or older with an interest in design or planning.* A high level of academic skill is necessary to take full advantage of our rigorous program.

Jeff Klug, Faculty Director
Kelly Teixeira Wisnaskas, Program Manager

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