Undergraduates were treated to a lively discussion of life beyond Harvard this week. Five young SEAS alumni returned to campus on Jan. 31 to participate in the first of a series of engineering-themed career events hosted this spring by the FAS Office of Career Services.

These recent graduates have found that their degrees open doors for them not just as engineers and programmers, but also as teachers, sailors, consultants, and aspiring doctors and lawyers. Still, they wove their recommendations to undergraduates with three common threads:

  • Take advantage of hands-on courses.
  • Hone both your writing skills and your quantitative skills.
  • Follow your interests, and take classes in a broad range of subjects.