Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019: CANCELLED

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019: CANCELLED

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019 – CANCELLED

Due to the pending weather, and after conferring with Campus Safety, the 2019 Liberal Arts Career Conference is cancelled. Attendees: stay tuned! We hope to supplement the programming throughout the Spring Semester. 

When is it?

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 1-5:00 p.m., Stokes Hall.


How do I register?

Registration for this event is now closed. To inquire about any remaining availability, please contact


What is it?

This conference is an exciting opportunity for students to hear about the vast array of career possibilities available to liberal arts graduates, while also learning the skills necessary for a successful internship and job search, with interactions with Haverford alumni. The day includes a keynote speaker, an alumni panel, and interactive workshops.  Presented by the Center for Career and Professional Advising.


Full Schedule (with Panelist Bios!):


1:00 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments (Stokes Auditorium Foyer)


1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introduction (Stokes Auditorium) 


1:45 p.m. – Alumni Keynote Speaker (Stokes Auditorium) 

· Ann Marie Baldonado ’94, NPR and WHYY Consultant
– Formerly with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Experienced talent producer, booker, and interviewer with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in Radio Production, Television, and Podcasting. Has covered film, television, theater, politics, literature, and breaking news. Knows how to find and book interesting guests. Has the ability to launch a show, and knows how to keep a well-established show vital. – Source: LinkedIn Bio


2:30 p.m. – Special Topic Concurrent Sessions – Students will attend ONE of the following:

· Option 1: Resumes, Cover Letters and LinkedIn – Presented by Jennifer Barr (Chase Auditorium)
· Option 2: Translating your On-Campus Experiences to the Outside World – Presented by Mike Elias & Michelle Leao (MCC/Stokes 106)
· Option 3: Building Your Network – Presented by Amy Feifer & Erik Muther ’94 (Stokes 102)


3:15 p.m. – Break & Cupcakes


3:30 p.m. – Lessons from Haverford: Liberal Arts in the Workplace Alumni Panel (Stokes Auditorium)

· Melissa Andrews ’09, Cities Major, Senior Planner, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Melissa Andrews is a senior planner at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, a metropolitan planning organization. She conducts research, creates maps and reports, and partners with varied public and private groups to help communities in a nine-county region around and including Philadelphia. Some of her areas of focus include climate change adaptation, water quality protection, and open space conservation. She has previously worked at the Manayunk Development Corporation and Voith & Mactavish Architects, both in Philadelphia. Melissa majored in Growth and Structure of Cities while at Haverford and received a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

· Michael Froehlich ’97, Political Science Major, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Services

Michael Froehlich is the Managing Attorney of Community Legal Service’s Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit and of the Intake Unit at CLS’s North Philadelphia Law Center. In his role with the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, he litigates in state and federal court on behalf of homeowners and victims of predatory consumer scams. He also advocates on behalf of consumers before regulatory and legislative bodies. As the Managing Attorney of the Intake Unit, he ensures that clients coming to CLS’s North Philadelphia office are provided with holistic legal advice and representation as timely and efficiently as possible. Prior to joining the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, Michael was a staff attorney with CLS’s Public Benefits Unit, representing clients applying for and receiving food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, cash assistance, and a wide range of other income supports. Mr. Froehlich received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in Political Science.

· Erik Muther ’94, Psychology Major, Vice President, Discern Health

Erik Muther is vice president at Discern Health where he leads programs related to quality measurement and value-based care, with a focus on leading and facilitating multi-stakeholder initiatives. Erik has over 23 years of health care experience leading a wide range of performance measurement, measure alignment, quality improvement, and value-based incentive programs. He currently serves as the regional Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC+) “payer convener” in the Greater Philadelphia region, which is part of a 5-year national advanced primary care medical home model funded by the CMS Innovation Center.

Prior to Discern Health, Erik was managing director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) at the Health Care Improvement Foundation. Prior to joining PHCQA in January 2007, Erik was an executive in the health care practice of Accenture, a large global consulting company for 12 years.

Erik has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in neural and behavioral sciences from Haverford College.

· Petra Riviere ’96, History Major, Teacher, Bard High School Early College

Petra is a social studies teacher at Bard High School Early College Manhattan, an alternative public secondary school in New York City that allows highly motivated and scholastically strong students to begin their college studies two years early. She earned a B.A. in history from Haverford in 1996 and an M.A. in social studies education from New York University in 2004. She is an admission representative. Petra resides in Jersey City, NJ.


· Jorge Soler ’03, Biology Major, Post-Doctoral Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University

Jorge is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University. He is a community-based researcher with experience in both public health practice and research. Jorge identifies as Latino, as queer, an immigrant, a previously undocumented person, and a first-generation college student. His personal and work experiences are tied to his research interests in health disparities and social determinants of health. In his research, Jorge focuses on the mental and sexual health of young adult queer men of color. Recognizing the limitations of the sex-negative and risk-based frameworks often used to study queer men’s relationships with one another, Jorge is interested in using sex-positive and strengths-based approaches to understand the role of social support and social networks in this population.


4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks