Weekly Events: November 4-10

Weekly Events: November 4-10

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events Monday, November 4 Pre-Health: Spring Registration Workshop w/Jodi Domsky 6:00 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room STEM Career Chat with Katie Van Aken (HC ’11) and Syncro Information Session 6:3o p.m., DC- Pendle Hill Room Becoming a Successful Writer: A Conversation with a Literary Agent 7:00 p.m., Bond Hall, Swarthmore College Tuesday, November 5 Venture For America 101  4:30 p.m., Virtual Event, See link above. Wednesday, November 6 Finance 101: Investment Banking Alumni Panel, Presented by Fords in Finance Alumni Affinity Group 6:30 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session and Resume Review 7:00 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Thursday, November 7 TechPlay Workshop – Introduction to Photoshop 4:15 p.m., VCAM 101 Interviewing: Ask Me Anything 6:00 p.m., Ely Room – Wyndham Alumnae House, Bryn Mawr College College Funded Internships – Mega Session 6:00 p.m, Stokes Auditorium Teach for America Information Session 6:30 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Friday, November 8 Employer On-site and Career Forum: “Foundations in Public Finance & Asset Management” presented by PFM 9:30 a.m., 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia Fords on Friday: Bridget Rodriguez ’91 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 CCPA Peer Career Advisor 12:15 p.m., DC-...
Weekly Events: October 28 – November 3

Weekly Events: October 28 – November 3

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Amy Feifer & Laura Reiter Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events Monday, October 28 Federal Reserve Bank New Yyork ‘Spotlight Webinar’ – Statistics Graduate Program 12:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Live Webinar Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Fellows Program 5:oo p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Tuesday, October 29 TechPlay Workshop – Creating Your Website 4:15 p.m., VCAM 101 Spark Philly, sponsored by Campus Philly 5:30 p.m., 3675 Market St, Philadelphia CCPA Peer Career Advising Hours 5:30 p.m., DC- Foyer Tuck Business Bridge Program Info Session at Haverford 6:00 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room Wednesday, October 30 Federal Reserve Bank New Yyork ‘Spotlight Webinar’ – Overview of Early Career Programs 4:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Working in the U.S.: International Alumni Virtual Panel 6:00 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Deerfield Academy Info Session 6:30 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room LiveRamp Tech Talk 7:00 p.m., Parrish Hall 159 (Workshop Room), Swarthmore College Thursday, October 31 Bank of New York Mellon Technology Information Session 6:00 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room Friday, November 1 College Sponsored Internship Fair 11:30 a.m., DC- Sunken Lounge Saturday, November 2 Haverford and Beyond Alumni and Parent Connections Fair 11:00 a.m., DC- Sunken...
Using Informational Interviews and Shadowing to Find Your Career

Using Informational Interviews and Shadowing to Find Your Career

The best way to explore a potential career choice is by speaking with and/or following someone who works in that career. Do an information interview. Learn first-hand about your chosen profession by asking questions about tasks, business environment, and educational background. Shadow a professional. Follow someone in your career choice as they go through a typical day or week on the job. Ask questions and observe the work. FINDING A PROFESSION(AL) Finding someone to interview or shadow is not difficult. Ask your parents and your friends’ parents if they know someone you can interview. Ask your professors for recommendations of professionals in the field. Go to your career center: Many maintain lists of alumni and employers who are willing to help in your career exploration. Next, call or write a letter requesting an information interview or job shadowing. People who like their jobs tend to enjoy talking about them. You compliment the professional by expressing an interest in the career. In your phone call or letter, explain how you found the person you want to interview and request time for an appointment. Emphasize that you want to find out more about the career—you’re not looking for a job. If you’re lucky, the professional you contact may have other colleagues you can interview also. ASKING QUESTIONS Takes notes during your time with the professional. Here are some questions you might ask: What is your typical workday like? What do you like most (and least) about your job? What skills/abilities are most important to succeed in this job? What is your educational background? How did you get started in this field?...
CCPA 2019 Summer Series: Tufts Medical Center

CCPA 2019 Summer Series: Tufts Medical Center

Good morning! My name is Sarah Curtis (’20, she/her/hers) and I am a rising senior and biology major. This summer I am sponsored by the Jaharis Fellowship to work in primary care at Tufts Medical Center (Boston, MA). I’m going to take you through an average day of work today, so sit down and strap in! 11:30 am: Arrive at Downtown Crossing Train Station. I clip on my Tufts Employee badge and make my way through bustling downtown Boston, to Tufts Medical Center main hospital. On my way I pass through Chinatown to pick up bubble tea. Outside the tea shop, I run into one of the Mandarin-speaking patients that I see in the primary care office. We do not speak the same language, but we smile at each other in recognition. Tufts serves the diverse immigrant communities in Boston, and through my time at the hospital I have learned a great deal about the demographics of my home city.   12:00 pm: I make my way over to the Outpatient Services building. Sipping on my bubble tea, I climb three flights of stairs and make my way across the indoor “bridge” that separates inpatient and outpatient services. With my badge on, nurses and physicians smile and me, and I feel inducted into the special world of the who have studied the mysteries of the human body. I also make sure to greet every patient I see. I do not know why they wander through the hospital today- maybe to get routine blood work, or have come in for a dose of chemotherapy- but I do know that a smile can really...
Weekly Events: October 7-13

Weekly Events: October 7-13

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Jason Chan Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Amanda Dennis Events Monday, October 7 Vector Marketing Info Table 10:00 a.m., DC Foyer Janney Montgomery Scott’s Student Open House 3:oo p.m., 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia- RSVP Required Tuesday, October 8 Pre-Law: Columbia Law School Information Session 12:00 p.m., DC- Bryn Mawr Room The Art of: Writing a Proposal 12:00 p.m., VCAM Community Kitchen CCPA Peer Career Advising Hours 5:30 p.m., DC Foyer Wednesday, October 9 Pre-Law: Philadelphia Law Fair 4:00 p.m., 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia TD Virtual Information Session Series – Audit 4:00 p.m., Online- See link above. TRI-CO TECH DAYS: “Going Digital – Beyond 3D” – Career Chat with Adam Van Aken (HC ’15) of Bentley Systems 7:00 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Thursday, October 10 TechPlay Workshop – Introduction to CAD 4:15 p.m., VCAM Makerspace Citi FIG Investment Banking Information Session 7:00 p.m., Scheuer Room – Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore...
CCPA Summer Series: OptumCare

CCPA Summer Series: OptumCare

By Arielle Schultz As a premed Biology major, my Haverford courses have given me ample exposure to the cellular processes at the root of human health. To learn more about the practice of medicine, I knew I wanted to spend this summer engaged in a patient-care centered environment. Thanks to funding from the Jaharis Primary Care Pre-Medical Internship, I spent my summer as an intern with a family medicine physician at the OptumCare clinic in Cypress, CA. Family Medicine providers see patients of all ages, which lends to an interesting variety of cases. From children who had incurred sports injuries to senior citizens developing dementia, I observed the full breadth of health care management that falls under the umbrella of Family Medicine. Some patients come in once a year for an annual physical, while others with chronic conditions may need to schedule appointments every 3-4 months. Health care providers have to be able to both manage chronic conditions over several years and quickly diagnose and assess acute illnesses and injuries. The physician I shadowed often said to patients, “Sometimes it’s my job to push you into the medical vortex, and sometimes it’s my job to pull you out.” An advantage of healthcare today is patients’ access to subspecialists who can provide expert care and innovative treatment. But diagnostics can be invasive, treatments have risks, and certain medications have negative interactions. Thus, it is part of the Primary Care provider’s job to distinguish red flags from common symptoms or signs of aging, and to advise the patient and their family on whether to consult further medical care or wait-and-see. I...