The Annual Public Policy Forum is Here!

The Annual Public Policy Forum is Here!

Haverford College Public Policy Forum Saturday, March 24 in the KINSC at Haverford College 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The fourth annual Public Policy Forum will be an exciting opportunity to connect around 20 alumni panelists, whose careers intersect with public policy, with an audience of current Tri-College students interested in pursuing social sector careers, as well as alumni and parents who are passionate about the societal topics examined. Students will also present their policy-related research and have the opportunity to answer questions from attendees about their findings. Panel Topics Include: Criminal Justice Policy/Incarceration Environmental Policy Health Policy Immigration Policy International Policy Development Public Education Policy To conclude the day, Annie Karni ’04, White House Reporter for POLITICO, will facilitate a keynote conversation with Vince Warren ’86, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. The Public Policy Forum is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Center for Career and Professional Advising, Koshland Center for Integrated Sciences, and a group of interested faculty. View the full schedule to learn about the alumni panelists and to register for the...
*Tomorrow* Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair

*Tomorrow* Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair

The Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair will be held on March 2, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bryn Mawr College in Bern Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center. Bring your resumes and questions. Career Fair Tips Research attending organizations beforehand. Prioritize which organizations you would like to speak with first. Arrive early. You may spend a lot of time waiting in line to talk to a popular organization. Dress professionally. Bring plenty of copies of your resume. Greet each person you meet with a confident handshake. Ask each person you speak with for a business card. Make notes on the back to help you craft a follow-up email. Send follow-up emails within 24 hours. Full List of Employers: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation   Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program   Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region   Bryn Mawr College   CARSON VALLEY CHILDRENS AID   CCRES – Educational and Behavioral Health Services   Center For Family Services   Change Corps   City of Philadelphia – Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity   City of Philadelphia – Serve Philadelphia VISTA Program   City Year   College Possible   Devereux Pennsylvania   DMAX Foundation   EducationWorks   Elmwood Park Zoo   Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Youth Ministry and Servant Year   Grenzebach Glier and Associates   Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey   Intercultural Family Services, Inc.   KIPP New Jersey   Let’s Get Ready   PA Campus Compact   Peace Corps   Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)   Profugo   PULSE   Quaker Voluntary Service Summer Institute for the...
Five Tips from Fords on Friday with MacKenzie Cadenhead ‘98

Five Tips from Fords on Friday with MacKenzie Cadenhead ‘98

Author and writer MacKenzie Cadenhead ‘98 talked to us about her work in comics and her journey from Haverford to Marvel—and everywhere in between! Here are five tips that she shared from her talk:   Informational interviews are important!: MacKenzie stressed how much she learned from going to interviews with various people in the publishing industry. Her tips to make them most effective: always be open to suggestions (even if they don’t sound like what you are interested), and come willing and ready to ask questions. In addition, make sure to follow up on leads that are given to you within the interview, as you never know when one might produce a new job or opportunity. Learn how you best work: One thing that MacKenzie learned is that she works best when she has some deadlines to follow in the writing and editing process. Thus, she sought out work with established companies like Marvel and Nickelodeon that would allow her to have consistent timelines, while also working on her independent projects at the same time. It is important to learn how you work best, and then adapt to that when looking into careers. Networking is super important: It is important to network and get to know people in your field. MacKenzie also stressed that this might not look like what we typically think of networking—for instance, she has met a lot of new people at events like Comic-Con and other comic conventions. Learn where the players in your field go to meet up and connect, and see if you can seek out opportunities there. “Fake it till you make...
CCPA Weekly Events 2-26-3/2

CCPA Weekly Events 2-26-3/2

Thursday, March 1  12:00 pm: Fords on “Thursday” with Raúl Lazo ’12 Stokes 300, CCPA Conference Room   Friday, March 2  1:00 pm: Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair Bryn Mawr College, Bern Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center   Sunday, March 4  1:00 pm: Rainbow Quorum Alumni Panel Stokes 100,...
Haverford College Liberal Arts Career Conference of 2018 Recap

Haverford College Liberal Arts Career Conference of 2018 Recap

We were so pleased to kick off the semester with our first annual Haverford College Liberal Arts Career Conference. Welcoming 16 alumni back to campus, 64 students were dressed for success and ready to network.   If you missed the write up on the Haverblog about the inauguration of the event, Dean Kelly Cleary says it all, as she stated in the article that the goal of the conference was to start conversations between students and alumni, “Alumni are the foundation of our career-education program and our recruiting program,” she said. “An important piece of almost every conversation we have with a student is encouraging them to talk with alumni who’ve been through the process before or who work in the industries they’re interested in and can give them first-hand advice.” And guess what? That is exactly what happened! Jenny Bogoni ‘88 (Growth & Structure of Cities Major, Executive Director, Read by 4th, Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation) and Mark Naples ‘84 (Religion Major,Managing Partner, WIT Strategy) kicked off the day with an engaging conversation,  Check out highlights of quotes from the conference below: This slideshow requires JavaScript. Mark: Every day I’m going to do something that I’ve never done before. Without a liberal arts background – the reading writing – there is no way that path ​would be the same.   Jenny: Pick a major that you have passion for; that sparks your curiosity.  Don’t worry if you think it will have applicable to job immediately after college… it eventually will. In the major – master a discipline. In mastering a discipline well, you learn the process of...