The Harvard Crimson's
2021 Fall Webinar Series
A free 8-part series from Sept 18 to Dec 11 with two distinct topics: college admissions and journalism.
Founded in 1873, The Harvard Crimson is a daily newspaper run entirely by Harvard College undergraduates.
Our Fall Webinar Series is run by the Global Programs department of the Harvard Crimson. Our aim is to provide enriching and meaningful programs for high school students.
Through this online webinar series, you will get the opportunity to learn from and connect directly with current Harvard undergraduates on college admissions and journalism.
This is an 8-part series split into two topics: college admissions and journalism. We will alternate between times to accommodate all time zones.
Webinars will typically have a half hour workshop followed by a half hour of Q&As, though not all webinars will follow this format.
We welcome anyone in high school, from freshmen to seniors, from anywhere in the world to attend.
To see other programs we offer, visit The Harvard Crimson's Global Programs website.
Topic: How to Get Accepted: A Comprehensive Introduction to College Admissions
The college application process can be long and confusing. From choosing your list to acing your interviews, learn how to present your narrative in a strategic and compelling—and, importantly, authentic—manner.
Topic: Who Are You? Crafting Your Personal and Supplemental Essays
The personal and supplemental essays are some of the most difficult questions to answer in your college application! Join us as we dissect accepted students' personal statements and determine what worked and what could have been improved.
Topic: Academics and Standardized Testing
What's considered a rigorous course load? What's a competitive test score? Learn from current Harvard undergraduates about choosing the appropriate classes to take, tips for studying effectively, and how to prepare for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT.
Topic: Extracurriculars, Awards, and Competitions
What activities should you pursue in high school? How should you choose what subjects or extracurriculars you're interested in? How can you distinguish yourself from other students in your field? Hear advice and real stories from current Harvard undergrads!
Topic: The Basics of Journalism and How to Have a Voice
What are the essential skills of a journalist? How can I be fair and informative in reporting? We will review the core values of journalism and go over how both brand-new and experienced journalists can enhance their writing.
Topic: News, Reporting, and Ethics
What is the responsibility of reporters to deliver objective reporting? This webinar will cover navigating source interaction, conflicts of interest, and review scenarios that call to question journalistic ethics.
Topic: Alternative Storytelling in Journalism
There are numerous new mediums and methods of journalistic storytelling being implemented to create effective information consumption. Take a deep dive into investigative journalism, podcasts, and alternative formats.
Topic: The Politicization of Journalism in an Era of Fake News
What is the importance of objective journalism? We will be discussing how the buzz phrase “fake news” has altered the media landscape. This webinar will cover the importance of journalism in its currently politicized state.
Click to reserve your spot in our journalism and college application webinars!
Frequently asked questions
Is this free?
Yes! Our Fall Webinar Series is completely free!
What other programs do you have?
We offer a variety of programs for high school students. Click here to see The Harvard Crimson's Global Programs.
What is Run The World?
We decided to use a more scalable platform called Run The World instead of Zoom to host these webinars. The platform is very simple and intuitive and will allow more participants to attend.
Is The Harvard Crimson affiliated with Harvard?
The Harvard Crimson is the newspaper organization at Harvard College run entirely by Harvard undergraduates.
Can teachers, advisors, counselors, or parents attend?
Of course! Although our target audience is high school students in grades 9-12, anyone is welcome to attend.