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Executive Education Benefits & Resources

Participants who successfully complete a Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Executive Education program and earn a Certificate of Completion are granted alumni status to Harvard Kennedy School.

As an alumnus, certain benefits are available to you, and include:

  • New One-day Alumni Program – May 19, 2017
  • Return to Harvard Kennedy School this May for a new, one-day executive program exclusively for alumni. Digital Government: Technology, Policy & Public Service Innovation will be chaired by Harvard Kennedy School professor David Eaves and focus on emerging opportunities, challenges and risks created by information technology in the public sector.

  • Alumni Status Recognition
  • Your HKS Executive Education experience can be listed on your resume or C.V. as: Awarded a certificate of completion for the [Insert Program Name] Program, [Insert Program Month/Year], John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.

  • Invitation to Events
  • HKS Executive Education alumni are invited to attend events hosted by HKS Alumni Relations, HKS Regional Alumni Associations, and by Executive Education representatives who are traveling around the world. Invitations will be sent to your email on record.

  • Alumni Networks
  • HKS Executive Education alumni are encouraged to join an HKS alumni network to engage with the Harvard Kennedy School community. There are two types of networks – Regional Networks and Shared Interest Groups.

  • HKS Board Membership
  • HKS Executive Education alumni are eligible to serve on an elected board of directors that comprises of 24 volunteer members. These volunteers work to strengthen connections among HKS alumni across the globe by supporting alumni, current students, and the School. Elections take place every two years. Learn more here.

  • Alumni Newsletters
  • Alumni will be automatically subscribed to the HKS Executive Education Alumni monthly newsletter, The ExecEd Exchange, as well as the HKS Alumni Relations bi-monthly newsletter, Alumni Connect. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    We often profile the achievements of alumni in our newsletters. If you have a story to share, please email

  • Classnotes
  • Alumni may submit a Classnote to inform the HKS community about career activities, appointments, awards, etc. Classnote submissions will be considered for inclusion in the HKS Magazine, which is published two times per year and is available online.

    Submit a Classnote here.

  • Office of Career Advancement
  • The HKS Office of Career Advancement is very interested in building partnerships with Executive Education alumni and offers the following resources:

    • The Employer Guide which provides details about hiring HKS degree-program students and opportunities to post jobs/internships.
    • A Summer Internship Overview which discusses the process of hiring a Harvard Kennedy School intern and provides samples of successful internship experiences.
    • Information on the HKS Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE).



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