Our Mission

THE HGSE COMMLAB is an educational program within the Harvard Graduate School of Education founded in Fall 2019. We exist to cultivate and sharpen HGSE master’s and doctoral students’ oral, written, and visual communication skills, with an emphasis on academic and professional presentations, posters, and career readiness. Our core offerings include a series of workshops and webinars, in addition to one-on-one and small group appointments. Throughout the academic year we strive to equip HGSE students with communication skills we believe are essential for both academic and career success in the 21st century. 

Our program is collaborative in nature, both leveraging and connecting students to the rich set of cross-disciplinary educational resources at HGSE. We partner with other offices on campus (e.g. Writing Center, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarians, Office of Students Affairs, Teacher and Learning Lab, and Academic Affairs) to both help students navigate the HGSE support network and to design new communications-based programming to meet evolving student needs inside and outside the classroom.