Given that BGLTQ-identified individuals are often underrepresented in a multitude of professional fields, our goal is to connect, advise, and support motivated BGLTQ Harvard undergraduates to bridge this representational gap. We accomplish this goal through a variety of programming, including networking events, member socials, mentoring programs, among many other opportunities.
Membership in HUBBS membership is open to all genders and identities, and all of our events are open to all members of the Harvard community. We welcome new members at any time of year, but we have dedicated new member programming at the start of every semester.
Harvard Business School/Harvard Law School Mentorship Program
This program pairs interested undergraduates with current Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and/or Harvard Kennedy School of Government graduate students as mentors through their prospective LGBT affinity networks each academic year. Mentors help undergrads with interview prep, resume review, networking tips, and advice on being out in the workplace and accessing graduate school. HUBBS will aim to pair mentors and mentees based on similar interests and desired career and educational background.
Hosted in both the fall and spring, HUBBS brings together professionals from the financial services, technology, consulting, media/entertainment, and public interest sectors to present industry insights to undergraduate students. Panelists offer perspectives on being BGLTQ in their respective workplaces as well as tips on recruiting, acing the summer internship, and ultimately reaching their career aspirations.
HUBBS prides itself on not only giving its members access to professionals at the top tier of both private and public sectors, but also equipping them with the skillsets necessary to develop professionally. Throughout the year, independently and with the help of our corporate sponsors, HUBBS hosts workshops on resume writing, productive networking, honing interview skills, and building case interview strategies.
Throughout the academic year, HUBBS invites inspiring BGLTQ and allied political advocates and business leaders to speak with our students how they found success in the world, how to safely and successfully navigate BGLTQ identity in the workplace, and how to continually improve professional spaces for future generations of BGLTQ people. Some of our past guests have included Marty Chavez, CFO of Goldman Sachs, Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor of Houston, TX, Robby Mook, campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential Campaign, and Anthony Watson, former CIO of Nike and current CEO & President of Bitreserve.
HUBBS Summer stipend
As a new initiative, HUBBS is launching a summer stipend program to financially support LGBTQ students pursuing unpaid summer opportunities. At the core of HUBBS' mission is to connect Harvard's BGLTQ students with opportunities that can help them realize their pre-professional goals in a variety of industries. In an effort to make these opportunities more financially accessible, HUBBS is proud to offer a summer stipend program to offset the costs that can accompany a summer internship, particularly in sectors where internships are often unpaid. Summer Stipend applications are typically made available in the Spring Semester and are distributed over our membership email list. HUBBS General Members will be given priority though all applicants that fit the criteria below will be considered and are encouraged to apply! Eligibility criteria for the HUBBS Summer Stipend include:
Harvard College Undergraduate
Be interning in an organization focused on BGLTQ advocacy OR Be a BGLTQ student pursuing an unpaid internship/summer opportunity in any field
Completion of an online application form detailing how one’s summer experience will contribute to the attainment of their pre-professional goals
Hear from the 2017 HUBBS Summer Stipend Recipient Bella Roussanov’s (‘19) experience working at Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota:
"I spent this summer working as a Path to Power Organizer Intern with Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. I have spent much of my two years at Harvard working in sexual health awareness and education on campus, and I am currently serving as co-director of Harvard's Sexual Health and Relationship Counselors (SHARC). I wanted to expand my work in sexual health to reproductive rights specifically and advocacy more broadly at Planned Parenthood, where I worked in community organization and activism. The HUBBS Summer Stipend helped me make a difference this summer and in the future, when I hope to build on this experience by attending law school and pursuing work in fields related to sexual health and reproductive rights. This work is absolutely central to my life and I am grateful to HUBBS for making it a financially responsible choice as well as a personally fulfilling one."
Out for Undergrad Conferences
HUBBS is a proud partner with the Out for Undergrad (O4U) conferences. Each year, O4U selects a diverse class of top-performing LGBTQ students from around the country. O4U invites them to attend their industry-focused conferences: weekend-long summits with LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers. Conferences include industry focuses on business, marketing, tech & engineering and an all-expenses paid weekend trip to host companies spanning the country from New York to San Francisco, Dallas, and Chicago. In past years, HUBBS board officers have acted as Campus Ambassadors to promote conference information, applications & events with our membership. If you have any more questions about the Out for Undergrad conferences, be sure to check out their website here: http://outforundergrad.org/