What Are Your Plans For This Summer?

What Are Your Plans For This Summer?

By Sarah Steenrod As the academic year winds down, it is likely that college students around the world are being asked, “What are your plans for this summer?” Interning at your dream company? Taking classes? Studying abroad? Feeling speechless because you have no idea? If this question makes you cringe, it might mean that you don’t…yet…know what you’ll be up to this summer. The good news is you are in control of how you spend your time this summer and there is still time to make a plan to make the most of it!   Conduct Informational Interviews Reach out to family, friends, or alumni from your university who work at a company/organization of interest to you and set up a time to talk with them about their work, their company, or their city. This is a great way to network and people love to talk about themselves. People also like to help college students because it gives them a chance to “pay it forward,” so do as much of this as you can while you’re still a student. LinkedIn is a great resource for expanding your network – www.linkedin.com/alumni   Get Experience While many students put pressure on themselves to get an internship as early as freshman or sophomore year, most companies target juniors for their internship programs. While you may not land an internship, there are so many opportunities to develop transferable skills through traditional summer jobs. For example, being a server in a restaurant may help you develop strong customer service or communication skills, and working as a camp counselor may help you develop teamwork or problem solving...
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 April 1-7

Weekly Events April 1-7

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Amanda Dennis Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Jennifer Barr Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Laura Reiter Events Monday, April 1 Application Deadline: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Bridge to Consulting Workshop 11:59 p.m., Online, see link above. Google Information Session 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Translating Academia to Career 5:00 p.m., VCAM 201 Watson Fellowship Information Session 3 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room-DC Tuesday, April 2 Social Impact Virtual Career Fair- Government & NGO’s 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Social Impact Virtual Career Fair- Non-Profits, Activism, Volunteering, & Foundations 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. CCPA Intern Preparation: Expectations and Etiquette 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room-DC Wednesday, April 3 Pre-Law Orientation 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 J.P. Morgan Chase- Demystifying HR Live Talk 1:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Demystifying Law School Admissions: Panel of current law students 2:00 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, BMC Business Model Canvas Wokshop with Tiffany Yau, founder of FulPhil 6:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Creating a Portfolio Site: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes 205 Thursday, April 4 Philadelphia-Main Line Health Professions School Expo 4:00 p.m., 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Friday, April 5 Fords on Friday – Jon Fetterolf ’93 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Saturday, April 6 ISA International Connections 2:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium – KINSC Sunday, April 7 Womxn in Economics Alumni Panel 1:00 p.m., TBA- See Handshake...
2019 Social Impact Career Fairs

2019 Social Impact Career Fairs

You are invited to the Spring 2019 Social Impact Career Fairs on March 29 and April 2! These are exclusive virtual career fairs for students from 19 consortium universities to meet and connect with a range of government, nonprofit, and private sector employers. Learn more about the social responsibilities of the organizations, and engage in a career that provides you an opportunity to have a meaningful, positive impact on the world! Before the Event 1. Register Online Using the Links Below (you can register for simultaneous events): Friday, March 29th from 12-2pm Health & Human Services Education Friday, April 2nd from 12-2pm Government & NGOs Non-Profit, Activism, Volunteering & Foundations 2. Input your contact information, resume, LinkedIn Profile, types of positions desired, and/or availability. 3. Verify your account. 4. Explore employers’ “booths” to see who the representative will be, learn about the organizations, and see their open positions (see a sample list of employers attending below).   Education Health & Human Services Government & NGOs Non-Profit, Activism, Volunteering & Foundations Catapult Learning, LLC City Year College Possible EducationWorks Great Oaks Charter Schools Humanus Silver Springs The Children’s Guild, Inc West Corporation       Child Guidance Resource Centers Kensington Management Services Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Resources for Human Development, Inc.           Bureau of Labor Statistics Commonwealth of Pennsylvania U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice           Center for FaithJustice Impact Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest Maggie’s Place Peace Corps Public Allies Delaware Jesuit Volunteers Corps Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite...
Weekly Events March 25-31

Weekly Events March 25-31

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Amanda Dennis Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Amy Feifer Thurs- Jennifer Barr Fri- Laura Reiter Events Ongoing Intern Philly, sponsored by Campus Philly Tuesday, March 19 – Friday, March 29, campusphilly.org/launch Monday, March 25 Pre-Health: Info Session w/Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 10:30 a.m., Swarthmore Room-DC Networking Workshop & Informational Event – Haverford Finance Club 8:00 p.m., VCAM 201 Tuesday, March 26 Internship & Co-op Virtual Career Fair – Haverford College 10:00 a.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, March 27 Child Life Career Workshop, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 9:00 a.m., 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia Annual Jobs and Career Information Fair, BMC Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research 1:00 p.m., 300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr Retirement Industry Career Forum 6:00 p.m., 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia IBM Women in Tech Panel 6:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m., Online, see links. Creating Event Flyers: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes 205 Friday, March 29 Vanguard’s No Limits Leadership Seminar 8:00 a.m., 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia Fords on Friday – Peter Anderson ’92 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Social Impact Virtual Career Fair- Education 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Social Impact Virtual Career Fair- Health & Human Services 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Foot-In-The-Door Friday series at Buchanan Public Relations 1:00 p.m., 890 County Line Road, Bryn Mawr Sunday, March 31 PJT Partners Liberal Arts Insight Program 9:00 a.m., New York, NY Fords in Finance – Investment Banking Mock Interview Day and Meet and Greet 12:00 p.m., MCC (Stokes...