Caroline Rende

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Caroline Rende

Career development expert, workshop facilitator, and educator. Let's leverage your skills, interests, and values to support your search.

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About Caroline Rende

Caroline is the Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services at Harvard University. In this role, she supports master’s and PhD candidates across 60 disciplines in STEM, the humanities, and social sciences as they explore opportunities both in and beyond academia.

Caroline is energized by partnering with clients and students alike and empowering them to be thoughtful and strategic about their career development. Caroline previously served as the Director for Career and Academic Development and the Director of Student Engagement & Retention at Fisher College in Boston. Prior to those leadership positions, Caroline stepped in as the Acting Director of Student Services for Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; supporting PhD candidates navigate a complex range of both personal and academic challenges.

Serving Boston's higher education ecosystem in various capacities for a decade, Caroline has also been a longtime adjunct professor at Fisher College teaching a career preparation and personal finance course to undergraduates in Boston, and provides pro bono career development coaching to area nonprofit organizations including the BASE.

A current doctoral student at Northeastern University in Educational Leadership, Caroline's research focuses on PhD career outcomes and how graduate education can best support career diversity specifically for first-generation scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

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LGBTQ Entry Level Career Changers New Grads Immigrants POC Managers Creatives Developers Product Management Executives Founders Veterans
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Networking Work/Life Balance Leadership Salary Negotiation Mock Interviews Relocation Confidence Resumes Business Growth Return to Work
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Harvard University

star 5.0 · 8 Reviews · 49 Bookings

Caroline was very supportive and had great, actionable feedback.

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Coached By Caroline Rende

good intro. Feel like I found the right coach.

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Really good call for my mock interview. Caroline had great, actionable advice for me, and gave me some additional resources to help in my prep.

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Coached By Caroline Rende

Excellent - exceeded my expectations! I plan to book sessions after our call.

star star star star star Dec 31, 2021
Coached By Caroline Rende

Attentive. Professional. Informative. Acquired a huge amount of helpful information in 30 minutes.

star star star star star Oct 15, 2021
Coached By Caroline Rende

Caroline Rende is great! She was really attentive and helpful!

star star star star star Sep 2, 2021
Coached By Caroline Rende

Caroline is so helpful! She is efficient and to the point and helped me much more than I was expecting during the 30 minute session.

star star star star star Aug 16, 2021
Coached By Caroline Rende

She was absolutely amazing and had such an incredibly insightful 30mins.

star star star star star Aug 10, 2021
Coached By Caroline Rende