CCPA Summer Series 2018: Educational Outcome Consortium (EOC)

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Educational Outcome Consortium (EOC)

By Trevor Larner This summer I have a Whitehead Internship working for the Educational Outcome Consortium (EOC), formerly known as GiftedHire, which is a higher education startup. I have had a great experience thus far! For the first two weeks of the internship, I worked in Portland, Maine, where one of the two main employees of the company is located. For the first day or so, I was orienting myself as to what the company does, including how they are progressing in an important contract they recently obtained. EOC does most of their work with Honor Societies by consulting Honor Societies in order to help them cut costs and have more money for scholarships and their members. Thus, I had to do a lot of research into Honor Societies in order to learn about the field and which are the big players, as well as researching about Higher Education Consulting firms to see the business model that EOC is aiming for. I learned a lot about the financials of the Honor Societies, which is interesting since they are non-profits; hence, they flow all their excess funds into scholarships and opportunities for their members. Later in the first week and into the next week I started doing work on researching which technological solutions are best for the Honor Society that the contract is with. A lot of what EOC is doing is finding cheaper and more efficient technological solutions, as a large portion of the budget of any company is tied into their software contracts. Thus, a cheaper solution here can go a long way in being able to provide...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: How “Service-Learning” Abroad Prepared me for my Summer Internship

CCPA Summer Series 2018: How “Service-Learning” Abroad Prepared me for my Summer Internship

By Dayana Davila This summer I will be interning at Penn Medicine as a clinical research assistant in a primary care setting with Dr. Carmen Guerra. Though I do not begin until July 9th, over the past semester, spring 2018, I participated in CIEE’s service-learning program through which I was able to gain valuable experience that I will apply during my summer internship. As part of this service-learning program, I was placed at Victoria Hospital, a public hospital, in order to complete the “service” aspect of my program. Though the purpose of my “service” at Victoria was to complete a research-based project, the first two weeks were dedicated to shadowing and immersing myself into the culture at Victoria Hospital. As a pre-med student, I was beyond eager for the opportunity to shadow alongside doctors and medical students as they went along their daily duties. It is important to note that Victoria Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Cape Town (UCT), meaning there is a constant flow of final-year medical students rotating in and out of each medical department as they finalize their clinical studies. This was of a great benefit to me because I was able to fit right in as an observer amongst all the medical students that went through the rounds each morning, although I was often confused for a medical student Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I arrived to Victoria Hospital at 7:30 am for the beginning of the morning rounds, which usually ended around 11 am. On a typical morning at 7:30 am the consultant doctor, registrar doctors, and medical students...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Ardmore Initiative

CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Ardmore Initiative

By Peter Baroff This summer I will complete a 10-week internship at the Ardmore Initiative located just minutes from Haverford College’s campus. The opportunity was provided to me through the Whitehead Internship Program which helps sophomore and junior students engage in work related to “entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities.” It is a great way for students to apply a number of great internship opportunities that are funded by the College without a difficult interview process. All of the steps required are detailed on the CCPAs website and in Handshake. The Ardmore Initiative is a firm that manages the business-improvement district of downtown Ardmore. Founded in 1988, “Ardmore Initiative’s mission is to create and maintain a thriving, economically viable downtown business district for the benefit of merchants, residents, and visitors.” My role in accomplishing this goal is to assist the organization in coordinating with different actors in Ardmore’s downtown. This Whitehead Internship was very appealing to me as its focus is on downtown economic and community development which have both been topics that I have found very interesting during my studies. As my summer internship has not yet begun, I hope to provide a glimpse into what my responsibilities and experiences will be in the upcoming weeks. For the summer, I have been tasked with five objectives. The first is updating and revising a walking guide to Historic Ardmore. The second is a physical survey of Ardmore’s business district, looking at the occupancy of the downtown and the business mix. This will help the Ardmore initiative market the downtown and follow through on its...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: Haagerup Excavation: Seeing through Skeletons into Our Past

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Haagerup Excavation: Seeing through Skeletons into Our Past

CCPA Note: Today’s blog starts our annual summer series, where Haverford students funded through college sponsored opportunities share their experiences. We are so excited for the series to begin, and look forward to an exciting summer ahead! By Yifan Zhang This summer, I have the amazing opportunity to excavate a medieval cemetery on the island of Fyn in Denmark. Haagerup archaeological campaign is organized by the Unit of Anthropology (ADBOU) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), and I will be working with bioarchaeologists from SDU and Penn State. Through participating in this exciting project, I will gain valuable fieldwork experience and learn bioarchaeological knowledge that is not taught at Haverford. What’s more, few things could be more rewarding than personally contributing to an international research project alongside leading scholars in the field! All of these are made possible by the generosity of Ms. Deborah Lafer-Scher and the kind support from CCPA, for which I am genuinely thankful. Haagerup cemetery was abandoned after the Protestant Reformation in Denmark and was in use for approximately five centuries, serving a local rural parish. Archaeologists estimate that there are 3000 burials in this site. So what can we learn from studying thousands of skeletons? Skeletal remains are fascinating carriers of information. When other organic materials and soft tissues have decomposed, bones persist in the soil. Not only do they provide us with the demographic profile of past populations, but diet, epidemic, disease, famine, and violence also leave marks on the bone. Numerous interesting questions, which are otherwise mysteries, can now be answers with the information we collect from the skeletal remains. Personally,...
Learn about CAREERS IN LAW!

Learn about CAREERS IN LAW!

Welcome back from Spring Break! We are so excited to announce FOUR DAYS of law related events this week! Please take advantage – especially when it comes to connecting lawyers who are in the jobs you are considering for your future. We have outstanding alumni participating – and they are coming to campus for the sole purpose of connecting with our community.   CAREERS IN LAW Alumni Panel Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 6:30pm. Haverford College DC, Faculty Dining Room Please join four Bi-co alumni on Wednesday, March 21 to share their experiences with law, give advice for law school, and answer questions. This annual event is one of our most popular law programs of the year. Don’t miss it! Alumni participants: Brian Glass HC ’98  Assistant Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Jane Kim, BMC ’02 Staff attorney, Support Center for Child Advocates   Joel Michel HC ’12 Law Clerk, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Petrese B. Tucker Brett A. Zahorchak, BMC ’05 Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Philadelphia Gas Works, BMC ’05 LAW SCHOOL ORIENTATION Thursday, March 22, 2018. Noon. Haverford College CCPA   This orientation is specifically designed for juniors and seniors who will be applying directly to law school, or within 1-2 years of graduating. This is a nuts-and-bolts session to learn about the law school application. FORDS ON FRIDAY career chat with LT Edwards HC ’12 ​Friday, March 23. Noon​. Haverford College DC, Faculty Dining Room Pizza provided!   LT is with the Department of Justice Honors Program, Trial attorney in the Counterterrorism Division University of Chicago School of Law ’15 ​PUBLIC POLICY FORUM...