Developing and Enhancing Your Professional Skills While at Haverford

Developing and Enhancing Your Professional Skills While at Haverford

CCPA wants to share varied ways for you to develop and learn concrete professional skills over your four years at Haverford and during your summers.   Do you want to: Enhance your presentation skills? Learn how to use Excel pivot tables? Tell a compelling story using data for decision making? Do you want to learn to manage projects more efficiently? Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? There are numerous opportunities of which to take advantage to learn and enhance skills of interest.  Some ways will take place on campus, some opportunities can be done on your own during a school break. This is not an exhaustive list, but will provide ideas.   Lynda.com (from LinkedIn) An online video library with thousands of courses, taught by recognized experts. Examples include: Building Professional Relationships Excel Essentials Training (Office 365) Excel: PivotTables in Depth Improve your Presentation Skills Meeting Facilitation Navigating Awkward Situations at Work Storytelling with Data Time Management Tips Weekly and many more Khan Academy Expert-created content and resources. A sampling of the courses includes: Computer Programming Computer Animation Hour of Code Grad School Test Prep CCPA and other College-sponsored trainings and workshops: Numerous departments on campus periodically offer training and workshops. Examples from the past several years have included: Alumni Interview Coach Program (CCPA) Behavioral Interviewing (CCPA) Case Interview Workshops (CCPA) Crush Your Coding Interview Workshop  (CCPA) Emerging Tech Workshops (HIP) Fellowships for Peace and Global Citizenship – Prep workshop and course in the fall (CPGC) Haverford Sites  (IITS) How to Do Research Abroad (The Libraries) Impact Challenge (HIP) Innovation Incubator (HIP) Manage Your Data (The Libraries) Pitch your...
Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2019 Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IN ADVANCE. Register for this event in Handshake and complete the form to which you are redirected. Registration deadline: December 9, 2018. Schedule: 1:00 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments, Stokes Auditorium 1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introduction 1:45 p.m. – Alumni Keynote Speaker Ann Marie Baldonado ’94, NPR and WHYY Consultant Formerly with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross 2:30 p.m. – Special Topic Concurrent Sessions · Option 1: Resumes, Cover Letters and LinkedIn · Option 2: Translating your On-Campus Experiences to the Outside World · Option 3: Building Your Network 3:15 p.m. – Break 3:30 p.m. – Lessons from Haverford: Liberal Arts in the Workplace · Melissa Andrews ’09, Cities Major, Senior Planner, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission · Michael Froehlich ’97, Political Science Major, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Services · Erik Muther ’94, Psychology Major, Vice President, Discern Health · Petra Riviere ’96, History Major, Teacher, Bard High School Early College · Jorge Soler ’03, Biology Major, Post-Doctoral Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University 4:30 p.m. – Closing...
Finding an On-Campus Job

Finding an On-Campus Job

The Office of Human Resources oversees the Student Employment Program (SEP). The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) posts the on-campus jobs in on our Part Time Job Board on the CCPA website. To view the available on-campus jobs, go to the Part Time Job Board. Click on the “On Campus Jobs – Haverford” filter to view the jobs. Each posting contains information about the position, application process, and the contact person. Apply for campus jobs. It is your responsibility to contact and apply directly to the departments for which you are interested in working, completing their application process, which may be an application, an online form, emailing, the contact, or other method. You should tell the departments of your interest and submit your application as directed. Some departments may want to interview you; some may hold an informational session. Do not hesitate to ask what you need to do in order to be considered for the job. During the first two weeks of the first semester, all campus employers give preference to student applicants who have a job as part of the College Grant Financial Aid Package. For this reason it is particularly important and crucial for students who have a job as part of their college grant financial aid package to start the job search early and to apply for jobs during the first 2 weeks of the semester! When you are applying, let the office know that you have a campus job as part of your package. Apply for several jobs. This way if one of the positions is filled, you will still have other opportunities....
CCPA Summer Series 2018: WEST, a startup consulting and accounting firm

CCPA Summer Series 2018: WEST, a startup consulting and accounting firm

By Shivani Dixit ’20 This summer, I worked at WEST, a division of Wiss in Manhattan, in New York City. WEST is a startup consulting and accounting firm with a variety of services, like accounting, tax compliance, HR services, and sales advisory. Though I enjoy my projects and day to day tasks, my favorite aspect of my internship is the clients I get to work with. I’ve been able to work on budgets and management reports for all kinds of new startups. I get to work with entrepreneurs who have come up with new unique ideas that they want to make a reality, clients ranging from advertising firms, to the first female national ice hockey league. In addition to the clients, the WEST team has been active and engaging. They constantly give me new and exciting work to do, which can be quantitative or sales related. From working with various teams, I learnt a little about accounting technology, sales strategy, and budgeting; really covering a variety of fields. I got to sit in on merger, accounting, and onboarding meetings. My favorite experience has been the startup onboarding process. This is the detailed procedure following the sign up of a new WEST client. The first meeting is a visual map meeting, where the client tells the story of the formation of their business, detailing all the mistakes and successes they’ve had which has got the company where they are today. While this is going on, Mark, (the CEO of WEST) asks questions, and we have a member of the team draw a giant pictorial diagram of the timeline of the...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: DLL

CCPA Summer Series 2018: DLL

By Kendall Robison ’20 Thanks to Haverford’s Whitehead Internship Program, I am spending the summer working as an IT intern at DLL (De Lage Landen) in Wayne, Pennsylvania with Matthew Jennings ‘99. DLL is a financial solutions company that is based in the Netherlands and operates in over 30 countries worldwide. DLL Wayne’s office is an awesome place to work! They have a cafeteria, gym and even an outside basketball/volleyball court. So far, this experience has allowed me to understand what it means to be a part of a business as large as DLL. For example, they had an employee meeting and barbeque that allowed employees from all around the world to submit questions to ask DLL’s new COO in order to get to know him. They ranged from questions about company programs, to who his favorite was in the World Cup. Additionally, there are around 40 other interns that are working in the main departments at DLL and they have put together a series of lunches that allow different departments and people to come talk to us and give us advice about networking, interviews, and general tips about being successful in the workplace. All of this seemed overwhelming to me at first but I have since become used to finding members working out during all hours and even riding bikes to the near-by King of Prussia Town Center. As finance becomes increasingly techy, I am excited to be working in DLL’s software development department. I am working with Matthew Jennings who is the program manager of the MOSAIC program within the Phoenix program. The Phoenix program is a...