STEM Recruiting Event: TOMORROW!

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Looking for summer or post-graduate opportunities in the sciences? Whether you want to go to grad school, perform research, or work at a company, the STEM Recruiting Event is for you! Representatives from various STEM fields will be coming to campus TOMORROW, Friday, February 5th to network with YOU about internships and post-graduate opportunities. The event will be held in the KINSC, Zubrow Commons from 11am-2pm. Interviews will be held from 2pm-5pm.

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Many employers will be holding informational interviews where YOU ask the questions, and some will be holding formal interviews. Additionally, many employers still have empty interview slots that they will be filling during the career fair. At the Philadelphia Career Connection Recruiting Day last week, over 60 students landed day-of interviews, so if there’s an organization you’d like to interview with make sure you attend the career fair! Here are some ways to prepare for the career fair:

  • Print out and bring about 10 copies of your resume. Give a copy to each recruiter you network or interview with.
  • Bring a notepad for taking notes at the career fair.
  • Dress professionally. Check out the Haverford CCPA’s #suituphaverford photo-series for examples.
  • Attend the Career Fair from 11:00am-2:00pm to network with recruiters and briefly introduce yourself to your interviewer.
  • Since you’ll already be dressed up, head over to the LinkedIn Photo Booth to get a headshot for your LinkedIn profile taken by Ryan Gooding ’16!
  • Check out the list of participating employers and descriptions of the positions they are recruiting for ahead of time.
  • Read the student instructions which includes guidelines on how to proceed with the interview process.
  • Join the Facebook Event for updates and helpful information.
  • Bring a friend!

See you tomorrow in the Science Center! If you have any questions, please contact the CCPA.

Bi-Co Careers in Law Week – STARTS TODAY!

Posted on: February 1, 2016

MONDAY, February 1

Check out past CCPA blogs about careers in LAW!

TUESDAY, February 2

Pre-Law Orientation – BMC Students only
BMC Campus Center 200, Noon 
Meet with BMC Pre-Law Advisor Jennifer Beale!
Pizza will be provided!

WEDNESDAY, February 3

“Careers in Law” Bi-College Alumni Panel
HC Dining Center, Bryn Mawr Room, 6:30pm
Meet Bi-Co alumni representing a wide variety of law-related fields.

Djung Hanh Tran, HC ’98
Temple University School of Law
Staff Attorney, A Women’s Place
A Woman’s Place (AWP) provides comprehensive free, private, and confidential service, support, education, outreach, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children and the community.

Alexandre Turner HC ’93
University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Law Offices of Alexandre Turner, LLC
Primary focus: criminal defense and commercial litigation

Ashley Hahn, BMC ‘14
Seton Hall IL
Watson Fellow, Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

Natalie Watson, BMC ’99​​
Rutgers University School of Law-Newark​
Partner, McCarter & English
Primary focus: commercial and intellectual property litigation

THURSDAY, February 4

Pre-Law Orientation – HC Students only
(How to apply to law school – geared towards juniors, seniors)
HC Stokes 300 CCPA, Noon
Meet with HC Pre-Law Advisor Jennifer Barr. Pizza will be provided!

Perfecting Your Pitch with Ron Shapiro
Sharpless Auditorium, 7pm
Learn from attorney, sports agent, and civic leader Ron Shapiro.

FRIDAY, February 5

FORDS ON FRIDAY Alumni Chat with Lindsey Sweet HC 03
HC Stokes 300 CCPA, Noon
Chat with Immigration Lawyer – Pizza will be provided!

Financing Your Legal Education
BMC Campus Center 200, 3:00pm
Leah Young, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

College Sponsored Summer Internship: Andrew Silk Journalism Internship

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Interested in print or broadcast journalism? The Andrew D. Silk 1975 Memorial Fund, established in 1982 by family and friends of Andrew D. Silk of the Class of 1975, provides a summer internship to a Haverford or Bryn Mawr student interested in pursuing a career in print or journalism. Apply for funding by February 15th 2016. This internship is sponsored by Haverford College — for information about other college-sponsored internships, go to the College Sponsored Internships page on the CCPA website. Not totally sure what to expect in these internship experiences? Read your classmate Ryan Gooding’s recounting of his experience as a photojournalist, funded by the Andrew Silk Journalism Internship.

A Summer Through a Lens: Life as a Photojournalist in Boulder, Colorado

By Ryan Gooding ’16


Day 1 as a photojournalist for the Boulder Daily Camera – Boulder’s daily newspaper – was not your run of the mill orientation day.  I arrived, not entirely sure of what to expect, at 9:30 am on a Tuesday morning, and was immediately thrown into the mix.  After a brief orientation – consisting of little more than being introduced to the more than slightly out-of-date iMac that I would be doing my editing and submitting on – my editor, Paul, slapped an assignment down in front of me and asked me, “so how well do you know Boulder?”  This was the first day I had ever spent in Boulder in my entire life.  I knew right then this was going to be a fun job.

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College Sponsored Summer Internship: Whitehead Internship Program

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Interested in business, finance, or entrepreneurship? The Whitehead Internship Program is funded by a Haverford alumnus, honoring John C. Whitehead ’43, to encourage Haverford students, who have completed their sophomore or junior year (rising juniors and rising seniors), to engage in a summer work experience related to entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities. Students can seek funding for an internship with a pre-established “College Partner” or other organizations as “Self-Designed Internships.” Apply for funding by February 14th or 21st respectively, 2016. Note: If you plan to apply to the Whitehead program, you MUST attend the information session TONIGHT at 6pm in the Faculty Dining Room of the DC. This internship is sponsored by Haverford College — for information about other college-sponsored internships, go to the College Sponsored Internships page on the CCPA website. Not totally sure what to expect in these internship experiences? Read your classmate Andrew Shook’s recounting of his experience with Wash Cycle Laundry, funded by the Whitehead Internship Program.

Wash Cycle Laundry

By Andrew Shook ’16

I spent last summer working at a hedge fund, and while the experience was great, I felt that I wanted some experience working for a company, as opposed to just tracking them.  I spent a lot of time building up a network by speaking with a lot of alumni across an array of career paths, and anyone else they passed me on to.  I found this was particularly fruitful for obtaining interviews and would highly recommend it.  Unlike many other Juniors, I was not looking for an internship that would lead to a job, but one that would provide me the most options. My decision came down to Wash Cycle Laundry (WCL) or a large Philadelphia based company (not through the Whitehead Program).  I surprised a few by choosing the smaller WCL, giving@PhillyHapp up a larger pay, bigger brand name and decreasing my chance of getting a job out of the internship.  A month in, and I am very happy with my decision.

Photo credit: Twitter @PhillyHapp

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College Sponsored Summer Internship: Gertrude Heller Memorial Grant

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Interested in primary care and working with the neurologically impaired? The Gertrude Albert Heller Memorial Grant is an internship fund established by Martin Heller of the Class of 1954 used to encourage students to work with the neurologically impaired in direct care efforts. Apply for funding by February 15th 2016. This internship is sponsored by Haverford College — for information about other college-sponsored internships, go to the College Sponsored Internships page on the CCPA website. Not totally sure what to expect in these internship experiences? Read your classmate Charlotte Colantti’s recounting of her experience in the Loch Arthur Community, funded by the Gertrude Albert Heller Memorial Fund.

Loch Arthur Community, Scotland

By Charlotte Colantti ’18

For most of this summer, through the Gertrude Heller Memorial Grant, I will be living and volunteering at Loch Arthur Communitypanorama_664x362 in rural south-west Scotland. Loch Arthur is an intentional community of approximately 70 people that supports 30 adults with developmental disabilities. Part of the international Camphill movement, which offers residential and vocational opportunities for people with a broad array of special needs, Loch Arthur’s ethos is to live and work cooperatively in a way that “recognizes the dignity and uniqueness of each human being” regardless of perceived ability or disability. The community is organized into seven shared households that include adults with developmental disabilities, young volunteers (such as myself) who stay for one or two years, and long-term volunteers who are responsible for the house, but not staff in the conventional sense. As such, the house is the basic unit of the community and is a model of an integrated, thoroughly inclusive shared life that extends throughout Loch Arthur.

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Fords on Friday: Externship Examples (Apply to Shadow an Alum Over Spring Break!)

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Did you know that many of your classmates had life-changing learning experiences this winter break? By participating in the Winter Break Extern Program, they had the opportunity to shadow an alum working in their industry and location of interest. Scroll down for a sneak peak into their experiences!

If you’re thinking about a career or opportunity in a certain industry but want to get a feel for what happens on a day-to-day basis, sign up for our Spring Break Extern Program! Applications are due Thursday, January 28th. Go into CareerConnect, search “extern” and start applying now! Click here to see a full list of extern sponsorsShadowing is a wonderful way for career exploration and learning, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Externships are available all across the country in a wide variety of industries, as you can see in the following examples. Notice any familiar faces?


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Sergio Diaz-Luna ’17, Robert Carpenter ’18 with extern sponsor Caroline Mitchell BMC ’84, Partner at Jones Day Legal Institution, and Tiffany Nguyen ’16 in San Francisco, CA.


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Maddie Arnold-Scerbo ’18 is with her extern sponsor Federica (Fredie) Adelman BMC ’80, Director of the Smithsonian Associates, and BamBoo Din (BMC extern) in the American Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.



Handeul (Hanna) Yoon ’18 in the offices of extern sponsor Dr. Gregory Wiener (parent of Karina Wiener ’15), Gastroenterologist in Chula Vista, CA. Photographed with Dr. Wiener and his staff.


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Jeremy Steinberg ’16 at Torah study with extern sponsor Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein ’71 and Rabbi Linda Motzkin at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Shadow an alum over spring break!

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Thinking about participating in our extern shadowing program over Spring Break?
Check out some past photos with our sponsors!

Externships are a wonderful way for career exploration and learning.

Applications for the spring break program (a 3 step process) are due by January 28.

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director Manahattan Theater Club Extern 2014
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director of the Manahattan Theater Club

Dr Emmett Director of in patient pediatrics at Jefferson Hospital
Dr. Emmett, Director of in-patient pediatrics at Jefferson Hospital

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Mariandl Hufford at the Agnes Irwin School

How to Ace Your Case Interivew

Posted on: January 19, 2016

By Kelly Cleary
Welcome back to campus Fords! We hope you’re well rested and full of energy to tackle the spring semester. Some of you may have applied to consulting firms in the fall and have been offered interviews, some of you may be considering applying to consulting firms in the future, and some of you may have no idea what “consulting” means. Either way, there’s a large chance you’ll need to practice your case interviewing skills. Thanks to Dean Cleary who put together some resources to help you ace that case interview!

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A Teaching Career in Independent Schools

Posted on: January 15, 2016

By Eric Benke ’72

Director of Upper School at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA


If you’re thinking about teaching after college – and I hope you are – there are two distinctly separate paths to a career in primary or secondary education. The public sector has about 90% of the population to offer, sometimes higher pay scales, and the intangible reward of doing good work for one and all. Independent schools (who eschew the label “private” as sounding too exclusionary) come in a variety of flavors: parochial schools sponsored by various faiths – Catholic schools are a prime example – and non-sectarian schools. There are variations – boarding, elementary grades only, high school only, etc. – but they share some characteristics. Independent schools are free of most state regulation, which means no teacher certification is required.  Independent schools can draw from a wide geographical area, which can mean in some cases greater diversity than the local public schools. Independent schools offer greater flexibility in curriculum, teaching methods, and ways to connect with students since they don’t have to hew to the many layers of accountability that result in so much standardized testing in public schools.

The advice that follows is directed at you if you’ve decided to explore independent schools. Don’t think you have to be a prep school graduate to be considered; schools like diversity of faculty. Do consider what you have to offer a school as you leave college, degree in hand. Here’s what independent schools are looking for:

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