September

Personally:

  • Watch the final season of Boardwalk Empire. And lambast HBO for canceling the series prematurely. It’s an outrage.
  • Give thought to your ideal # of sleep hours for school nights and establish a bedtime and a wake-up time. No more varying your bedtime/wake-up time based on when your classes start. That’s so freshman year.
  • Get to know the people you’re living with and near, and discuss preferences and community standards for shared living spaces.
  • Make sure you know the Dorm Resource Person in your building.
  • Join the Residential Life Committee at weekly meetings (email hc.reslifecommittee@gmail.com for more information).
  • Attend the Student Activities Fair to sign up for clubs and student organizations.
  • Begin cultivating a relationship with your new dean.

Academically:

  • The Digital Scholarship Fellowship

Sophomores and Juniors who will be on campus for the 2014-15 academic year are invited to apply for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship this fall.  This year’s fellows will actively participate in a project in collaboration with Haverford professor @Paul_Farber exploring 21st century monuments, which includes the opportunity to design a “Monument Lab” near Philadelphia’s City Hall.  The fellowship is a year-long collaborative fellowship in which fellows engage in a series of workshops where they develop skills in the use of technology for scholarly questions and collaboratively plan, develop, and build their project.  Fellows will emerge from the program with a broad technical foundation, experience undertaking a yearlong collaborative project, and strategies for engaging with technology in senior thesis work and future projects at Haverford and beyond.  Please submit your application for the fellowship at ds.haverford.edu/dsfellows by Monday, September 8.

Professionally:

  • Register for the Sophomore Success Series beginning 9/17; alternatively, register for the two-day intensive version, Fall Break Career Lab
  • Review the Sophomore section of the Center for Career & Professional Advising [CCPA]’s Four Year Timeline
  • Attend Fords on Fridays, a series of alumni career chats held most Fridays at noon in the CCPA
  • Pursue leadership roles on campus – either through clubs, athletic teams and/or campus committees
  • If employed, speak with your supervisor about additional responsibilities and/or a more defined role with clear objectives and project assignments

Civically:

Also consider…

If Considering Study Abroad: