From the Haverblog: Learning on the Job

From the Haverblog: Learning on the Job

This article has been reposted from the Haverblog. To see the original blog post as well as any updates or edits after 4/19/19, please visit this link.    By Allison Wise ’20 | Apr 9, 2019 | Original Post on the Haverblog   The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) is known for facilitating relationships between current and past Haverford students, and nowhere is this more apparent than through their signature externship program. For more than 40 years, the CCPA has played matchmaker for students and alumni sponsors for a weeklong workplace experience over the College’s winter or spring break. An externship is different from an internship in that it is a much shorter engagement (one week versus a whole summer or semester) for professional shadowing rather than hands-on work. And as such it is a much less committal way to test the waters of various lines of work. “Career exploration takes many forms, and shadowing is a great way to sample a career or industry that you are considering without going all-in for a full summer, or saying yes to a full-time job,” said Director of Career Engagement and Initiatives Jennifer Barr. “For liberal arts students, it’s incredibly helpful to shadow someone from the same type of educational background, and witness how alumni transfer their academic skills to the workplace.” The process begins with students pouring over the CCPA’s list of alumni and parent externship sponsors. They then select up to six of them who work in careers they are eager to explore and apply by sending in their resume and an essay outlining their interest. With a strong alumni...
This Weekend: Life Skills Workshop Series by MAAG

This Weekend: Life Skills Workshop Series by MAAG

This weekend, the Haverford College Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) is offering a “Life Skills Workshop Series.” The series consists of two concurrent, hour-long interactive workshops, each of which will be offered twice! Students can attend one or both, in any order they like. All are welcome! When: Saturday, April 13 from 1:00-3:30 pm Where: Faculty Dining Room & Smith Room, DC Schedule: 1:00-2:00 pm – Financial Empowerment Workshop & Identity Capital Workshop 2:00-2:30 pm – Refreshment Break/Opportunity to Connect 2:30-3:30 pm – Identity Capital Workshop & Financial Empowerment Workshop The workshops: FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT: An interactive workshop tailored to help empower participants to make better financial decisions. During the session, we will share the financial wisdom of our facilitators and best practices as we consider the importance of creating a budget, obtaining credit, and planning for retirement. Location: Faculty Dining Room, DC Facilitators: Lamel Jackson ’04 & Ashley Brewer ’06 IDENTITY CAPITAL: An interactive workshop where we hope to explore several practical approaches to maintaining personal authenticity while strategically negotiating the world of work. During this session, we will use our lived experiences and shared best practices to help you consider the power of your own self-presentation, identify tools for decoding professional spaces, and hone skills for sustaining meaningful relationships. Location: Smith Room, DC Facilitators: Rashidah Andrews ’02 & Maurice Rippel ’19 Register: To register for this event, please follow this link to Handshake and RSVP. We hope to see you...
Weekly Events: February 18-24

Weekly Events: February 18-24

We hope last night was a successful and productive plenary for everyone!  Here are the career events happening on and around campus this week!   Tuesday, February 19 Preparing Culturally Competent Teachers 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 20 Introduction to Digital Photography: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall 205 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Thursday, February 21 Museums Meet Up 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, Bryn Mawr College Friday, February 22 Sixth Annual Penn Law Sports Law Symposium 9:00 a.m., 3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia Fords on Friday – Chris Kluchman ’87 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn 2:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC Saturday, February 23 A Day in the Life: A Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine 9:00 a.m., 5th Floor, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia Google Kick Start Coding Competition 4:00 p.m., Online, see link...
Five Tips from Fords on Friday: Lulu Krause ’12, Associate Director, Branded Video Strategy, Condé Nast Entertainment

Five Tips from Fords on Friday: Lulu Krause ’12, Associate Director, Branded Video Strategy, Condé Nast Entertainment

Lulu Krause ’12 Associate Director, Branded Video Strategy & Programming, Condé Nast Entertainment Anthropology Major About Lulu Krause: Lulu Krause is the Associate Director of Branded Creative Strategy at Condé Nast Entertainment. In this role, she helps to develop the creative for branded video campaigns across Wired, GQ, Allure, Glamour and other Condé Nast titles. Prior to joining the video division, she oversaw the company’s corporate Social-Media sales, marketing, and revenue strategies. Before joining Condé Nast, Krause launched the sales communications department at the mobile advertising company, Kargo. Outside of work, she performs musical improv on a weekly basis at The Magnet Theater, and writes, directs, and produces musical comedy videos with a collective of comedians and filmmakers. She has written for Refinery29, Art In America, and Guernica Magazine and her personal projects have been covered by The Daily Mail, Yahoo News, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Cut, Time Out New York and more. She is fascinated by time management and has been tracking her productivity for over 2 years in an Excel spreadsheet. Lulu graduated from Haverford College in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology.   Five Tips from the Fords on Friday Talk: Narrow it down to one line. After she graduated from Haverford, Lulu moved to NYC without a clear director for her career. While focusing on her comedy, she attended some local networking events with friends and soon saw the value in them. She attributes much of her success at these events to her ability to narrow down what she was looking for to one sentence. This sticks in people’s minds, which helps you when...
A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

The Haverford alumni community includes a number of affinity groups, organizations which offer connections around topics and issues of shared interest. Our affinity group, the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Group, is comprised of Haverford alums that work across the spectrum of the Entertainment/Media Industry. Professional Sports, Content Creation, Corporate Strategy, and Talent Representation are just a few of the many subsections of the industry represented by your alums. You may not be thinking about it yet, but the time to take the next step in your career will arrive faster than you think. Whether you’re a first-year student looking to learn more about career paths, a sophomore considering internships, or a senior looking to burnish your resume, we want to be there for you when it’s time to start considering life after Haverford. We’re reaching out because we want to help position you for success. In our conversations as a group, we’ve acknowledged how Haverford students often aren’t aware of careers in our discipline(s). This is something we want to correct, because not only are we all happy with the paths we’ve chosen, but the Media, Entertainment, and Sports space(s) are perfectly suited for an individual with a liberal arts background to thrive in. We’ve listed our professional backgrounds and our contact information below. We want you to reach us out to us–whether it’s concerning your impending graduation, or just to touch base and get a conversation going, we’d love to hear from you.   Sincerely yours,   Zachary Jacobs ’14 Coordinator, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners Los Angeles, CA Zachary Jacobs ’14 began his career at ICM Partners...
Weekly Events: February 11-17

Weekly Events: February 11-17

Happy (Almost) Valentine’s Day! We’re wishing you everything that makes you the happiest! Here’s some events we love this week: Monday, February 11 Meet Urban Teachers Baltimore Information Session 7:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Tuesday, February 12 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Info Session 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room-DC Fidelity’s Boundless Seminar for Young Women 4:oo p.m., Online, see link above. Students of LinkedIn- Hosted by Elom Tettey-Tamaklo and Talia Scott 4:30 p.m., Stokes 300 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 13 Alumni Career Conversation: Morgan Langley ’11 12:30 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College ♡ Thursday, February 14 ♡  ESF Camps Information Table 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Foyer- DC Wired Philly: Networking with Science and Tech- By Campus Philly 5:45 p.m., 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia Friday, February 15 Fords on Friday – Lulu Krause ’12 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Building Your Network 3:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC...