Ask Us Anything: Graduating Into a Recession

Ask Us Anything: Graduating Into a Recession

This Week’s Topic:  Graduating Into a Recession   Post your questions anytime (with or without your name) on our question board and have them answered by a panel of alumni, staff, and friends of the College who have had similar experiences or can share the employer’s perspective. This event is catered towards students graduating this semester, but all are welcome. Questions will be answered LIVE on Zoom on Monday, May 18, from 6-7:00 pm EDT. Panelists: Dave Ong, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, MAXIMUS Panos Panidis ’09, Founder, AESOP Academy & Advisory, Aesop Business Advisory LLC CCPA Staff More to be added Question Board: padlet.com/CCPAHaverford/GraduatingIntoARecession Zoom Meeting Link: Access via...
Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers

Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers

Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers   Now more than ever, the CCPA relies on alumni volunteers to help current Haverford students explore different paths, prepare for professional roles, gain experience, and launch their careers. Here is how our alumni volunteers have helped to make a difference since the start of this year. — 286 Connections Were Made via Haverford Connect From a First-Year student, tentative Physics and Computer Science major: “I have been using Haverford Connect for a while and have found it amazing. Recently, I contacted an alum through Haverford Connect and had an hour-long conversation with him, as if we knew each other for years! Also, I just got matched with an alum working in a career I am interested in through the Extern Program (managed through Haverford Connect). I see Haverford Connect like a bridge connecting students and alumni together thereby enrichening the entire Haverford community.” Students- Log into Haverford Connect using your Haverford credentials and access our strong alumni network. Reach out to alumni about industry information, application help, and more. Alumni-Activate your account to connect with other alumni and allow students to reach out to you. Post in the “Hire a Ford” group to help connect Fords with open positions at your organization. Do you have a Haverford Connect story to share? Submit your story here. — 80+ Alumni Participated in Career Chats, Information Sessions and/or Skill-Building Workshops Through over 40 events and programs including the Fords on Friday series, the Liberal Arts Career Conference, networking events, and more, alumni have dedicated time and resources to come back to campus or join us virtually to share their expertise with current students....
Meet Your Alumni Association Executive Committee This Saturday, Feb. 8th!

Meet Your Alumni Association Executive Committee This Saturday, Feb. 8th!

Want to get to know your Alumni Association Executive Committee? These alumni leaders will be on campus on February 8 and have set aside time to be a resource for current students like YOU! Ask questions about their career, life after Haverford, how Haverford has changed, their involvement with the college now, see if they have advice for current students, and more! . Students from all class years, majors, and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.  . We ask that you register, but walk-ins are also welcome! . Saturday, February 8, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Bryn Mawr Room – Dining Center . Please note that the dress code is business casual. . Here is a list of tentative alumni attendees: Check out the bios of the Alumni Association Executive Committee in advance. Peter Anderson ’92 is head of school at Washington Latin Public Charter School Beverly Ortega Babers ’84 is the President of Babers Consulting, LLC Kate Benanti ’98 has worked extensively in the art world, including at Sotheby’s, the Barnes Foundation, Gallery 339, and with Peter Rockwell HC ’58 in Rome Dan Bloomfield ’82 is chief medical officer of Cardurion Pharmaceuticals Scott Burau ’02 is a senior manager in the real estate organization at Deloitte LLP Michael Caplan MD ’73 practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Henry Hadad ’88 P’17 is senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Bristol-Meyers Squibb Kaley Klanica ’00 is the director of Research Compliance for Allina Health System Evan LeFlore ’06 is Payments & Consumer Finance Manager at Google Nancy Lewin ’84 is managing director of Nancy Lewin Brand & Marketing Strategic Advisors Grace Mangigian ’16 is an assistant vice president...
Beyond Haverford: Kevin Medansky ’19 at the Institute of Theater Studies of the Sorbonne Nouvelle

Beyond Haverford: Kevin Medansky ’19 at the Institute of Theater Studies of the Sorbonne Nouvelle

By Kevin Medansky My name is Kevin Medansky, and I graduated from Haverford College this past May. After a stint in Iowa working on the Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign this past summer, I moved to Paris, France, to pursue a Master’s at the Institute of Theater Studies of the Sorbonne Nouvelle and teach English at a local private high school called l’École alsacienne. For my Master’s, since I’m only in class for around nine hours each week, I’m mostly concentrating on my thesis. The quirky part about this program is that since my degree will be in Theater, not French, I have the liberty to study plays from across the world, including Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and Hanoch Levin’s Krum, on which most of my analysis is centered. Nevertheless, all of my coursework, as well as my thesis, are entirely in French, so I still benefit from the language immersion environment I have long been hoping for. Otherwise, my work at l’École alsacienne has helped me test out teaching as a potential passion of mine. Each week, I teach twelve one-hour classes, spanning from seventh to twelfth grade. Since I have total autonomy in determining the curricula, I’ve developed three different syllabi for my classes. In my middle school classes, we spend each class with games and exercises aimed at helping them improve their vocabulary and grammar skills. This is quite reminiscent of my experience as a Teaching Assistant in the Bryn Mawr Department of French and Francophone Studies, and I’m grateful that those skills have transferred so easily. With a number of my high school classes,...
New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

You tech-savvy students may remember “Tri-Co Big Tech Week” from last year, but this year, we have organized so much tech programming that we can’t fit our whole schedule into one week- or even one month for that matter! So, we are super excited to announce the 2019 TRI-CO TECH DAYS! These days span across September, October, and November, and include employer info sessions, alumni career chats, technical skill development, and lots of recruiting/hiring opportunities! Keep an eye out in Handshake as more events and details will be added in the coming weeks. For now, check out this awesome line up:   Tri-Co Hackathon Technical Skill Development Dates: Sept. 27-28, 2019 Location: Haverford, VCAM, Various Rooms About: No experience necessary – Trico Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students of all abilities and interests to participate in the 2019 Trico Hackathon. Learn new skills and create projects that serve local community groups including Puentes de Salud and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity in areas of need, or on self-designed initiatives. If you’re interested in building web or mobile applications, designing interfaces, collecting data, creating multimedia art, etc.,  we encourage you to join us at Haverford College on September 27th and 28th! More Info, Workshops, & Registration: hav.to/hackthetrico   SAP Site Visit  Recruiting, Employer Info Session Date: October 11, 2019, AM  Apply by: Oct. 4, 2019 In Handshake Location:  SAP Campus in Newtown Square – TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED About: SAP is pleased to host a Meet and Greet for Tri-Co students at our Newtown Square Office at 9am on October 11th. They hope you will apply for an opportunity to get to know...
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...