Liberal Arts Career Conference 2020- FAQ and Full Schedule

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2020- FAQ and Full Schedule

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2020- FAQ and Full Schedule

When is it?

Sunday, January 19, 2020*, 1-5:00 p.m., Chase Hall**

*Please note that this is a day before Spring Term begins. Students should make travel plans in advance to account for this!

**New location! This event has been moved from Stokes Hall to Chase Hall.


Who is invited and what is it?

All Haverford students (and local alumni) are invited to join us that this event! 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 (see details below).


How do I register?

Please register at this link:

We have space for a few more people! Register ASAP to reserve your seat.


Full Schedule (with Panelist Bios!):


1:00 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments (Chase 101) 


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


1:45 p.m. – Alumni Keynote Speaker 


Ann Marie Baldonado ’94, Consulting Producer, Fresh Air 
– Formerly with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and NPR

Ann Marie Baldonado got her start in broadcasting as a production assistant in the newsroom at WHYY FM in Philadelphia. For 20 years, she was a producer for NPR’s award-winning radio show and podcast, Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She worked on Fresh Air’s entertainment interviews and became a contributing interviewer in 2015. She was the Talent Producer on the Comedy Central show, The Opposition w/Jordan Klepper, and she was the Senior Producer of the WNYC podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson. Ann Marie is currently a consulting producer for Fresh Air and has consulted for shows at BuzzFeed News, Facebook Watch, NPR, WHYY, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Gimlet.

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

  • Option 1: Resumes, Cover Letters and LinkedIn
    • Led by Jennifer Barr, Chase Auditorium
  • Option 2: Translating your On-Campus Experiences to the Outside World
    • Led by Mike Elias and Michelle Leao, Stokes 106, MCC
  • Option 3: Building Your Network
    • Led by Amy Feifer, Stokes 102
  • Option 4: Preparing for and Applying to National Fellowships
    • Led by Jason Chan, Lutnick 202


3:15 p.m. – Break & Cupcakes (Chase 101)


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


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.


Jorge Soler ’03, Biology Major, Assistant Member / Junior Faculty in the Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention at the New York Blood Center

Jorge is currently an Assistant Member / Junior Faculty in the Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention at the New York Blood Center. He works with Project Achieve, conducting social and behavioral health research, and overseeing community engagement efforts, in HIV prevention and HIV care and treatment. 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 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.


Arielle Harris ’13, Cities Major, Historic Preservation Specialist, FEMA
Arielle Harris is a historic preservation professional based in Philadelphia. Arielle graduated from Haverford in 2013 with a B.A. in Growth & Structure of Cities and French, and earned her M.S. in Historic Preservation, with a certificate in Urban Development, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in 2017. She works full-time at FEMA as a Historic Preservation Specialist, ensuring compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws for a number of FEMA-funded grant programs. Outside of FEMA, Arielle works as a freelance architectural historian for ACME Heritage Consultants, a Cultural Resource Management firm, and writes historic building nominations for inclusion in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. She lives in South Philadelphia with her husband (Haverford ’10).


Oscar Wang ’14, Political Science Major, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CollegeTogether

Oscar Wang founded CollegeTogether in 2013 much to the chagrin of his parents, who assumed that “non-profit” meant that he would never take a salary. After calming their fears, he then neglected to tell them that he did not have office space and proceeded to start the organization by stealing WiFi at a mix of boba tea and coffee shops across Philadelphia. Today, CollegeTogether’s Philly College Team program has served over 110 students at Philadelphia’s largest college at an 81% retention rate. August 2018 saw the launch of HospitalityTogether, an entirely new conception of higher education that fuses digital college courses, new forms of credentialing, in-person tutoring and social support, and workforce development.

Oscar was the founder of E.M. Stanton Elementary School’s Civics and Rhetoric Program and the 2012 Samuel S. Fels Fellow for the School Reform Commission. His public education experience includes time at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, the office of the Chief Financial Officer of the School District of Philadelphia, and Superintendent William Hite’s Strategy Delivery Unit. Oscar is a proud graduate of Haverford College with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Education Studies. He is a member of Sunday Breakfast Club and Haverford’s Alumni Association Executive Committee. He is also an alumnus of New Leaders Council.

A native of San Marino, California (where the Eagleton scenes in Parks and Recreation were filmed), Oscar has fallen in love with Philadelphia. He has a controversial pick for best cheesesteak in town and, in his free time, enjoys eating lots of food, reading, meeting new people, seeking out happy hours, and doing impressions of random famous people. And yes, he still frequents those boba shops.


Grace Mangigian ’16, Psychology Major, Assistant Vice President, Retail Marketing Manager, M&T Bank 

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Psychology from Haverford College, I spent a year as a Management Trainee in M&T Bank’s highly regarded Management Development Program. Within 3 years at the bank, I’ve held several different roles throughout the organization and received both a Banking Officer and Assistant Vice President promotion. Most recently, I worked as a Sales Support Specialist covering 35+ branches in the Greater Philadelphia area. In this role, I collaborated with regional leadership to reinforce the M&T sales process through 100+ branch visits and 65+ skill sessions held annually. As of September 2019, I transitioned to our marketing department as a Retail Marketing Manager responsible for our relationship-managed customer program, our high-touch, personal approach to a select customer base. Our team recommends and executes marketing touchpoints to customers included in the program to drive needs-based conversations, cross-sell, and retention.


4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks