The CCPA Sophomore Resume Initiative: Class of 2023

The CCPA Sophomore Resume Initiative: Class of 2023

The CCPA wants 100% of the Class of 2023 to have a reviewed resume by the end of their Sophomore year, and we are launching the Sophomore Resume Initiative to get it done! Why is this important? We want to ensure all Haverford Sophomores have: a resume ready for quick deadlines or turnaround. a handy document to show alumni or other contacts for networking purposes. feedback to help show students how to translate skills developed from on-campus experiences (clubs, organizations, on-campus jobs) to the outside world. professional eyes to help identify “career readiness” skills our student have already developed, and target skills to consider building through Externships, Internships, and other professional development experiences. a document where formatting/layout is already reviewed, making updates easier for junior & senior year. Even if you had your resume reviewed during your first year at Haverford, we’d still like to take a quick look, especially now that your intended major may be clearer. It’s also worthwhile to include your Summer 2020 experience. It’s EASY to participate! Review and utilize our resume tips and examples. Upload your resume to the Sophomore Resume Initiative form. Prefer to have your resume reviewed in-person? Bring your resume to Drop-in hours! Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis, prioritizing students with immediate deadlines. If you did not identify an upcoming deadline, you will have a response and detailed review in 3-4 weeks. Students will be sent an email with comments directly from your reviewer. How it Works The Sophomore Resume Initiative is a campus-wide effort, and we’ve partnered with over 30 members across campus who will be trained...
CCPA Weekly Events: September  8 – 11, 2020

CCPA Weekly Events: September 8 – 11, 2020

Virtual Drop-in / Quick Questions Schedule (10-15 min drop-in appointments, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m) Tuesday: Laura Reiter Thursday: Amy Feifer Friday: Jason Chan Programs and Events Wednesday, September 9 JPMorgan Chase: Full-Time Data Science Opportunities Info Session 5:30 – 6:30 PM Google Presents: Resume Workshop 4:00 – 4:30 PM Career Lab: Behavioral Interviewing – An Employer Perspective Presented by David Ong, Senior Director, Talent Acquisitions, MAXIMUS 7:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, September 10 Law School Admissions Panel with GW, UCLA, Boston University, and the University of Miami 4:00 – 5:00 PM Freddie Mac Capital Markets Rotational Program (Analyst/Intern): Tri-Co Information Session 6:00 – 7:00 PM Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Virtual Info Session 7:00 – 8:15 PM Friday, September 11 CCPA Outdoor Tent Hours 11:30 – 1:00 PM: Student Life Tent FORDS ON FRIDAY: Dorrit Lowsen ’97 President & COO, Change Finance; Computer Science Major 12:00 – 1:00...
The CCPA Virtual Career Lab: Fall 2020

The CCPA Virtual Career Lab: Fall 2020

The CCPA Virtual Career Lab is designed to accomplish the same goals as if we were in person: to help students Explore, Prepare, Experience, and Launch. Follow the links for details, and to register!     Note: the career labs below do not include employer events through our recruiting program, additional alumni programming, or our popular Fords on Friday alumni career chat series. This year, the Fords on Friday Fall 2020: Social Justice Series is focused on alumni who have dedicated their careers to socially-just causes. Visit Handshake to see all CCPA programming and opportunities.    Weekday Date Time Career Lab / Registration Link Monday August 31 5:00 PM Mapping Out Your Senior Year Wednesday September 2 7:00 PM Watson Fellowship Info Session Wednesday September 9 7:00 PM Employer Perspectives on the Interview Monday September 14 5:00 PM Pre-Health: Haverford-Jefferson Scholars Information Session Monday September 21 5:00 PM Fellowships in Public Service and Policy Wednesday September 23 5:00 PM Pre-Health: MCAT Information Session – co-sponsored with the OAR Wednesday September 23 6:30 PM Pre-Health: Medical School Application Information Session for Applicants Who Plan to Apply in 2021 Wednesday September 30 7:00 PM Grad School 101 – Tips on the Admissions Process . Presented by Donald C. Martin, Ph.D. Monday October 5 5:00 PM Virtual Interviewing Preparation, presented by Vault Wednesday October 7 7:00 PM What’s Your Story? Writing the Personal Statement Monday October 12 5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Job Search 101 Wednesday October 14 7:00 PM Thinking about Law School? Monday October 19 5:00 PM Law School Mock Admissions Panel Wednesday October 21 7:00 PM Creating a Professional Online Presence Monday October 26 5:00 PM...
How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) At A Career Fair

How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) At A Career Fair

By Mike Hertel The Spring recruitment season for both jobs and summer internships begins in earnest this coming Friday, January 25, with the Tri-College and STEM Recruitment Day here at Haverford College. Now, attending a job fair might not be your idea of a great time, but a little preparation can go a long way in making this a less stressful experience. Job fairs are a great way to meet employers, learn more about organizations, and identify jobs or internships for which you might want to apply. The Tri-College and STEM event is no exception! With over 50 companies and organizations registered, there are opportunities for students from practically every major.     So what do you need to do to prepare? Well, the first thing is to do your research. Know what organizations are coming, and identify the ones that you want to speak with most. The list of employers is available through Handshake on the Center for Career and Professional Advising website. Visit the employer’s website to learn more about their organization and the opportunities that they have available.  Prioritize the organizations and develop a plan to target them during the event.   Once you’ve identified the organizations you want to talk to, you will want to make sure you prepare your materials. Make sure your resume is top-notch and ready to go. Print several copies and have a padfolio or binder available in which to keep them. This will allow you to navigate the job fair and hand out resumes where you can. Check your wardrobe and make decisions on your professional attire for the next...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: Medico Family Clinic

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Medico Family Clinic

By Sheraz Qamar Over the past nine weeks, I have learned a great deal about what it is like to be a healthcare provider for under-served and minority populations, especially those without health insurance. Many patients that come to the clinic are self-paying; for this reason, the doctor is always looking for ways to assist patients financially by providing coupons for pharmacies and giving free samples of expensive medication. He is always looking for the best and cheapest options for his patients. During the end of the first month, the doctor told me that the clinic usually sees less patients at the end of each month due to the fact that many patients have to pay rent at that time and are unable to spend money on healthcare services. As I typed notes for the doctor and assisted with billing procedures, I was also able to learn about the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes needed for billing purposes. Each assessment, such as hyperlipidemia, joint pain, and even regular physical exams, has an ICD code that is needed in order to get paid from insurance companies. This was the first time that I had been introduced to ICD codes and how they are used in a clinical setting. Based on each assessment, the doctor also ordered blood work, therapeutic injections, or other tests that were done in another room at the clinic. The lab room was where blood samples are collected and sent to LabCorp, who conduct an analysis and send the results back to the clinic. This was very convenient for patients as they were able to get...