Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers
286 Connections Were Made via Haverford Connect
From a First-Year student, tentative Physics and Computer Science major:
“I have been using Haverford Connect for a while and have found it amazing. Recently, I contacted an alum through Haverford Connect and had an hour-long conversation with him, as if we knew each other for years! Also, I just got matched with an alum working in a career I am interested in through the Extern Program (managed through Haverford Connect). I see Haverford Connect like a bridge connecting students and alumni together thereby enrichening the entire Haverford community.”
Students- Log into Haverford Connect using your Haverford credentials and access our strong alumni network. Reach out to alumni about industry information, application help, and more.
Alumni-Activate your account to connect with other alumni and allow students to reach out to you. Post in the “Hire a Ford” group to help connect Fords with open positions at your organization.
Do you have a Haverford Connect story to share? Submit your story here.
80+ Alumni Participated in Career Chats, Information Sessions and/or Skill-Building Workshops
Through over 40 events and programs including the Fords on Friday series, the Liberal Arts Career Conference, networking events, and more, alumni have dedicated time and resources to come back to campus or join us virtually to share their expertise with current students.
Students- Explore virtual events including upcoming Fords on Friday chats, employer info sessions, and more in the Events tab of Handshake.
Alumni- We will be reaching out to some of you soon to help us find internships, create micro-internships, and lead learning opportunities for current students whose summer plans have been interrupted by COVID-19.
41 Externs Shadowed Alumni in Their Workplace
This year we transitioned Externship applications and matching to Haverford Connect to streamline the Program. We had a total of 41 students shadow 30 alumni over the Winter Break. This new system worked so well that we are planning on inviting a small group of alumni to help us pilot the first-ever Summer Externship Program!
Students- Stay in touch with alumni by exploring the community in Haverford Connect. Search by “Help Topic” to reach alumni based on how they have offered to help students.
Alumni- Make sure you have logged in to Haverford Connect and set your contact preferences and help topics! Network with other alumni by exploring the community and check your notifications for messages from students!
70+ Jobs and Internships Shared with the CCPA
When alumni share jobs or internships with the CCPA, we work together to list the opportunity in Haverford Handshake. Then, we add the special label Alumni Referred so that students know to pay special attention to these!
As we said above, the CCPA relies on alumni volunteers. We appreciate their commitment to supporting Haverford students and look forward to hopefully collaborating in the future!