Overwhelmed by the endless opportunities available at the Summer Opportunities Fair? Start here: We asked our student bloggers to highlight the top ten organizations they’re most excited to see on Friday, Dec. 6. But don’t stop here: Explore the complete list of 100+ programs and organizations and assemble your very own top ten!
Vecna Cares Charitable Trust | Global Health
What it is: A non-profit organization improving healthcare infrastructure in underserved areas.
Fun fact: Vecna Cares established the Vecna Cares Scholarship that supports high-achieving underprivileged students in the Transmara region of Kenya who are interested in technology.
A9.com | Engineering
What it is: A technology subsidiary of Amazon.com that improves the quality of Amazon’s product search, cloud search, visual search, and advertising technologies.
Fun fact: A9.com handles more than a hundred thousand queries per second; they examine each query from thousands of different dimensions, returning results in under 100 milliseconds!
Crimson Summer Academy | Education & Education Policy
What it is: Run by Harvard student mentors, CSA is a program for motivated high school students from low-income backgrounds that lasts the course of three summers.
Fun fact: High school students who successfully complete the program are awarded a $3,000 scholarship to use at the college or university of their choice.
Harvard Forest | Environment, Energy, & Sustainability
What it is: This summer research program provides a unique opportunity for Harvard students to conduct hands-on research with a faculty mentor in all ecology.
Fun fact: Past students’ independent project topics include canopy robots, urban heat islands, invasive insects, and underground root photography.
Abercrombie & Fitch | Consumer Goods, Retail, & Fashion
What it is: An American retailer that focuses on casual wear for young adults with over 300 locations countrywide.
Fun fact: A&F’s first office outside of the United States was in Beirut, Lebanon.
Let’s Go Publications | Publishing
What it is: Let’s Go publishes budget travel guides, updated annually and written entirely by Harvard students!
Fun fact: Let’s Go!’s repertoire has expanded to include pdf guides, apps, and e-books.
Computer Science, Technology, & Information Technology
What it is: An internet content delivery network that helps businesses leverage the cloud to simplify operations.
Fun fact: Akamia’s network is one of the largest in the world, serving between 15 and 20% of all web traffic!
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
Non-Profit, Issue Advocacy, NGO
What it is: An organization transforming the lives of students in underprivileged communities through two educational programs: BELL Summer and BELL After School.
Fun fact: BELL was begun by Harvard Law School students, who started a small tutoring program in a local school in the early 90’s.
Related Companies | Housing & Urban Development
What it is: A prominent privately-owned real estate firm.
Fun fact: Related Companies has offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, South Florida, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai—boasting a team of approximately 2,000 professionals.
Saks Fifth Avenue | Consumer Goods, Retail, & Fashion
What it is: An upscale department store chain.
Fun fact: Saks’ parent company was a primary sponsor of the Bruno’s Memorial Classic golf tournament, now known as the Regions Charity Classic.