Fellowships 101 Video Series

Fellowships 101 Video Series

Did you miss the Fellowships 101 virtual info session earlier this week? Take a look at the videos and/or transcripts below to discover: What are Fellowships and Why Should I Consider Them? (Part 1) Finding Relevant Fellowship Opportunities. (Part 2) How Do I Get Started With Applying? (Part 3) Relevant links: Haverford’s Fellowships & Scholarships Webpage Handshake (For making an appointment with Fellowship Advisor, Jason Chan) ProFellow.com PART 1: What Are Fellowships and Why Should I Consider Them? In this first of three videos in the Fellowships 101 series, we’ll be talking about what fellowships are and why you might want to consider one as part of your academic or career plans. View Transcript Slide 1 Hello everyone. My name is Jason Chan, the Fellowship and Career Advisor at CCPA. Welcome to the first part of Fellowships 101. In this first of three videos, we’ll be talking about what fellowships are and why you might want to consider one as part of your academic or career plans. Slide 2 Before we dive in, I want to share some of Haverford’s successes in the world of fellowships. First, Haverford was recently named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for the 5th year in a row. In the last five years, since 2015, 24 Haverford students and alumni have received a Fulbright grant, this represents 30% of all Haverford students and alumni who applied. So this is a pretty high acceptance rate given how competitive the Fulbright can be. And in these same five years, Haverford students and alumni have also received a number of other fellowship awards, so all in all, you are...
Grad School 101

Grad School 101

By Claire Wang ’20   Thinking about grad school before you launch your career? Do you know we have resources you need @HC?      Grad School or Work? Immediately after graduation, ~20% of Fords go to grad school every year. However, this number increases substantially within 5 years of graduation. Read more.    Grad School Composition    Alumni Outcome by Year Test Prep Don’t know where to start and which book to get? You can borrow test prep books from CCPA, OAR, and The Libraries! Find out more. Moodle for GRE General & Physics (what!!!)    Choose Your School Resources Checklist to know about graduate programs: Professors Other students/alumni Peterson’s Guide (see below) Specialty guide (eg. Graduate Programs in Neurosciences) Academic Journals in your field National Research Council data on Doctoral Programs Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index Grad Fairs Read the full list here.  Fellowships  Try to find ways to finance your graduate studies? Talk to Jason Chan, our career adviser specializing in this! And use profellow to search for scholarships or fellowships available for your nationality. Jason Chan Fellowship and Career Advisor, and Assistant Director of the Center for Career and Professional Advising Walk-in hours: Friday afternoon 2:30–4:30 p.m GO TO HANDSHAKE & MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!    ...
Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101 By Jason Chan   Do you sometimes wish you could spend all your time exploring and learning about a topic or issue that you’re passionate about? Are there questions you have about the world that you wish you had the opportunity to answer? Do you feel you have the potential to make an impact in society? If you answered “yes” (or even “maybe”) to these questions, you might be a good candidate for a fellowship! Read more to learn about what fellowships are and how you can begin exploring possible opportunities.   What is a fellowship? Although fellowships encompass an array of opportunities, in general, they are short-term funded experiences that allow you to do a deep dive into a particular area of interest. Spending a year or two gaining expert knowledge about a subject you’re passionate about, developing new skills while cultivating ones you already have, and gaining exposure to new perspectives and new communities – these are hallmarks of many fellowship opportunities.   What would I be doing in a fellowship? Fellowships come in a variety of types. Some, like the Fulbright, involve conducting research, while others, like the Rhodes or the Soros, are intended for graduate study in a range of disciplines. Some, like the Fulbright-ETA, are oriented around teaching, while others like the Luce place fellows in service agencies or nonprofit organizations. And while some, like the Gaither, are based in the U.S., others take place overseas or – in the case of the Watson – across multiple countries around the world. Chances are there’s a fellowship opportunity out there that’s relevant to your...