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., Stokes Hall.  *Please note that this is a day before Spring Term begins. Students should make travel plans in advance to account for this!   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:  https://haverford.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beFP05SNKRr7uiF We will have a cap on registrations due to physical space limitations, so register asap to reserve your seat!   Full Schedule (with Panelist Bios!):   1:00 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments (Stokes Auditorium Foyer)   1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introduction     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...
Weekly Events: November 18-24

Weekly Events: November 18-24

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Laura Reiter Tues- Jennifer Barr Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events Monday, November 18 Career Closet Free “Shopping” Event 10:00 a.m., Stokes 300 Wednesday, November 20 CCPA Peer Career Advisor 7:30 p.m., Lutnick 225   Thursday, November 21 Stanford at Villanova: Knight-Hennessy Scholars Information Session 12:00 p.m, Villanova University, Dougherty Hall CPGC Funded Fellowship Poster Fair 6:30 p.m., Lutnick Library- Digital Scholarship Commons Friday, November 22 Tri-College Diversity Showcase: A Career Networking Event 12:00 p.m., Upper Tarble – Clothier Hall, Swarthmore College Fords on Friday: Andrew Saunders ’93 12:00 p.m., VCAM 102 Truman Scholarship Information Session @ UPenn 2:00 p.m., 3601 Locust Walk,...
Beyond Haverford: Kevin Medansky ’19 at the Institute of Theater Studies of the Sorbonne Nouvelle

Beyond Haverford: Kevin Medansky ’19 at the Institute of Theater Studies of the Sorbonne Nouvelle

By Kevin Medansky My name is Kevin Medansky, and I graduated from Haverford College this past May. After a stint in Iowa working on the Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign this past summer, I moved to Paris, France, to pursue a Master’s at the Institute of Theater Studies of the Sorbonne Nouvelle and teach English at a local private high school called l’École alsacienne. For my Master’s, since I’m only in class for around nine hours each week, I’m mostly concentrating on my thesis. The quirky part about this program is that since my degree will be in Theater, not French, I have the liberty to study plays from across the world, including Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and Hanoch Levin’s Krum, on which most of my analysis is centered. Nevertheless, all of my coursework, as well as my thesis, are entirely in French, so I still benefit from the language immersion environment I have long been hoping for. Otherwise, my work at l’École alsacienne has helped me test out teaching as a potential passion of mine. Each week, I teach twelve one-hour classes, spanning from seventh to twelfth grade. Since I have total autonomy in determining the curricula, I’ve developed three different syllabi for my classes. In my middle school classes, we spend each class with games and exercises aimed at helping them improve their vocabulary and grammar skills. This is quite reminiscent of my experience as a Teaching Assistant in the Bryn Mawr Department of French and Francophone Studies, and I’m grateful that those skills have transferred so easily. With a number of my high school classes,...
Weekly Events: November 4-10

Weekly Events: November 4-10

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events Monday, November 4 Pre-Health: Spring Registration Workshop w/Jodi Domsky 6:00 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room STEM Career Chat with Katie Van Aken (HC ’11) and Syncro Information Session 6:3o p.m., DC- Pendle Hill Room Becoming a Successful Writer: A Conversation with a Literary Agent 7:00 p.m., Bond Hall, Swarthmore College Tuesday, November 5 Venture For America 101  4:30 p.m., Virtual Event, See link above. Wednesday, November 6 Finance 101: Investment Banking Alumni Panel, Presented by Fords in Finance Alumni Affinity Group 6:30 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session and Resume Review 7:00 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Thursday, November 7 TechPlay Workshop – Introduction to Photoshop 4:15 p.m., VCAM 101 Interviewing: Ask Me Anything 6:00 p.m., Ely Room – Wyndham Alumnae House, Bryn Mawr College College Funded Internships – Mega Session 6:00 p.m, Stokes Auditorium Teach for America Information Session 6:30 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Friday, November 8 Employer On-site and Career Forum: “Foundations in Public Finance & Asset Management” presented by PFM 9:30 a.m., 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia Fords on Friday: Bridget Rodriguez ’91 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 CCPA Peer Career Advisor 12:15 p.m., DC-...
Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101 By Jason Chan   Do you sometimes wish you could spend all your time exploring and learning about a topic or issue that you’re passionate about? Are there questions you have about the world that you wish you had the opportunity to answer? Do you feel you have the potential to make an impact in society? If you answered “yes” (or even “maybe”) to these questions, you might be a good candidate for a fellowship! Read more to learn about what fellowships are and how you can begin exploring possible opportunities.   What is a fellowship? Although fellowships encompass an array of opportunities, in general, they are short-term funded experiences that allow you to do a deep dive into a particular area of interest. Spending a year or two gaining expert knowledge about a subject you’re passionate about, developing new skills while cultivating ones you already have, and gaining exposure to new perspectives and new communities – these are hallmarks of many fellowship opportunities.   What would I be doing in a fellowship? Fellowships come in a variety of types. Some, like the Fulbright, involve conducting research, while others, like the Rhodes or the Soros, are intended for graduate study in a range of disciplines. Some, like the Fulbright-ETA, are oriented around teaching, while others like the Luce place fellows in service agencies or nonprofit organizations. And while some, like the Gaither, are based in the U.S., others take place overseas or – in the case of the Watson – across multiple countries around the world. Chances are there’s a fellowship opportunity out there that’s relevant to your...