Harvard Student Agencies is the largest student-run company in the world and you can get paid to run it.
Here is what you can expect during your semesters and summers at HSA.
A time-honored tradition, Hail & Farewell is HSA’s annual celebration at the Harvard Club of Boston of the new fiscal year and passing of the torch from one management team to the next. Complete with full-team pictures, cocktail hour, and the presentation of manager awards, management teams are also joined by alumni from all over the world who come together to look back on their time at HSA, congratulate the outgoing team on a job well done, and welcome the incoming team. HSA will be holding its 65th Anniversary celebration this Fall 2022.
Along with a first-class business education, HSA strives to balance work on the job with time to socialize with the team. Throughout the semester and full-time summer work, the HSA social committee plans company-wide events on and off campus, from sunset cruises in the Boston Harbor to team movie nights. In addition, each agency is allocated a monthly social fund that can go to outings and purchases of a team’s choice. Some popular options include dinner in the Square, trips into Boston, and team snack stockpiles.
Managers are supported by a network of mentors, including their Senior Manager (SM) mentor, Board mentor, and Young Alumni mentor. SM mentors are current Managing Directors outside of a manager’s own agency who can be a resource regarding all things HSA having already completed a year at HSA under their belt. Conversely, Board mentors are elected board members from HSA’s Alumni and University board decades into their careers who can provide more high-level insight into a manager’s work. Finally, Young Alumni mentors are recently graduated HSAers who have just entered an industry of interest to a manager and can give industry-specific advice for a manager’s career beyond HSA.