5 Tips from Fords on Friday with Lindsay Grant ‘04

5 Tips from Fords on Friday with Lindsay Grant ‘04

5 Tips from Fords on Friday with Lindsay Grant ‘04   Lindsay was met with a packed house here at the CCPA as she talked about her experiences at the NHL, NBA, Intel and more! Here are her top 5 tips from the session:   Gain experience at an advertising agency if you’re interested in marketing: Even if you want to transition over to the client side eventually, Lindsay suggests that you start with an agency. She recommends this because these firms hire lots of young workers (both graduates and interns), and provide good experience that will be valuable if you want to work in marketing. Plus, there are lots of young workers at these agencies, so it is a fun experience all around. Be better than your male peers: Lindsay says she has felt the pressures and difficulties facing women in male dominated fields such as sports. Lindsay says that things are improving, however, and her best advice is to rise above by always working harder and performing better than your male peers. Networking is important: Like all of our Fords on Friday speakers, Lindsay stressed the importance of networking. She has been able to rise up to where she is partly through the power of networking, and she says that she always accepts others offers to have a cup of coffee or chat over lunch – you never know what opportunities may arise. It’s okay if you don’t have a plan after graduating: Lindsay graduated Haverford without a job or plan for her career and it all turned out well! She went back home and worked as...
5 Tips from Fords on Friday with Jesse Ehrenfeld ‘00

5 Tips from Fords on Friday with Jesse Ehrenfeld ‘00

5 Tips from Fords on Friday with Jesse Ehrenfeld ‘00   Jesse came in last week to talk with our students about his work within the medical field! Jesse has a wide range of experiences, from working as an anesthesiologist, fighting for better public policy, and working in the Navy. Here are 5 tips he shared with us:     Mentors are incredibly important to career growth: Jesse stressed the importance of mentors in his professional life, and recommended that all students look for mentors when they enter the workforce. Your relationship with a mentor doesn’t have to be formal – it can just be anyone that you ask for help. Make sure to ask lots of people for help when you make an important decision, to hear from lots of different points of view. Confrontation was a valuable experience at Haverford: Jesse said that the most important lesson he learned at Haverford was the experience of confronting other students, and being confronted by others (in line with the Honor Code). He says that you need to have a lot of difficult conversations throughout your working life, and Haverford teaches you the best way to go about these conversations. Do something that allows you to follow your passion: Jesse works a lot in his career, and he is often on the road doing advocacy work for the American Medical Association. But, he does what he loves to do and thus it does not feel like work to him. Jesse says that he often sees residents burn out who don’t choose the right speciality when working in the Hospital –...
Events of the Week 4/2 – 4/6

Events of the Week 4/2 – 4/6

Thursday, April 5th  Watson Fellowship Information Session 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Faculty Dining Room – Dining Center   Friday, April 6th  Fords on Friday – Alumni Career Chat: Lindsay Grant ’04 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CCPA Conference Room, 300 – Stokes Hall   Friday, April 6th  Goldman Sachs 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Kohlberg Hall Room 116 – Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore...
5 Tips from Fords on Friday with L.T. Edwards!

5 Tips from Fords on Friday with L.T. Edwards!

5 Tips from Fords on Friday with L.T. Edwards! L.T Edwards came back to campus to talk with our students to cap off our Careers in Law week here at the CCPA! He talked about his work in law, as well as his experiences in law school and general life advice. Here are 5 tips from his session:   Don’t forget to leave time for yourself in law school: L.T. said that treating law school like a job was helpful for him to relieve the stress of school. He says it is easy to get sucked in and spend all your time working, but if you take breaks you can relieve the stress and work better as a result. He also emphasized that holding and maintaining hobbies is important, which he did by playing basketball throughout his time at school. Internships can be valuable experience: L.T. highly recommends getting an internship before going into Law to get an idea of what to expect from working in the field. He says that it is an important step in testing out different job paths, and even if you don’t like an internship, it is still valuable experience eliminating a possible job option. Keep up on your resumes and cover letters: Employers like to see that you have a strong, update, and edited resume and cover letter. When writing your cover letter, show that you are able to write – a skill that you gain at Haverford! Furthermore, connect all of your previous experiences to the job that you are applying for, and relate your skills back to the job as well....
Events of the Week (3/26-3/30)

Events of the Week (3/26-3/30)

  Wednesday, March 28 6:00 p.m: Tri-Co Consulting 101 Session with Michelle Antonio New Dorm, Dorothy Vernon Room, Bryn Mawr College   Thursday, March 29 4:00 p.m: Simulated Hiring Committee Campus Center Room 200, Bryn Mawr College   Friday, March 30 12:00 p.m: Fords on Friday – Alumni Career Chat: Jesse Ehrenfeld ‘00 Stokes 300 Conference Room...