Summer Work for International Students

Summer Work for International Students

By Claire (Chenyu) Wang 2020 Summer is coming (it’s not that far)! Have you started thinking where you wanna be over the summer? Want to work on campus next summer? Or even get funding from Bi-Co?   College Sponsored Internships To view the table in a Google Doc, click here. International students (F-1) applying for College-Sponsored Funding to intern at an organization in the U.S. must meet with Denise Allison very early in the intern application process in order to apply for the required F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students who have not spoken to Denise Allison by the week of February 18 will not be eligible to receive the college funding.   On-Campus Jobs These are the departments at Haverford that offered summer jobs last year. The list might vary this year depending on the need of the department. The hiring will be posted around March on the part-time board. So look out for it!   Advancement Services Alumni Relations CCPA College Communications Conferences and Events Deans Office Facilities Management IITS, ProDesk The Athletic Department The Bookstore The Institutional Advancement/Individual Giving The Libraries Summer Housing For an application, reach out to hcasummerhousing@haverford.edu. You will first move to Gummere for a week and then to your designated HCA housing. Fees are based on the type of your apartment. Check out more here. Gummere Housing May 19, 2020 5 p.m. until May 25, 2020 8 a.m. HCA Move-in Saturday, May 25, 2020 and Sunday, May 26, 2020 Apartments will be ready for move-in: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. both days. Please note that keys will not be available at Campus Safety after hours. HCA Occupancy Dates...
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!    ...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: West (Wiss Early Stage Technology)

CCPA Summer Series 2019: West (Wiss Early Stage Technology)

By Silvia Lang ’21 This summer I’m working at WEST, the subsidiary company of the accounting firm WISS. WEST was co-founded by Mark Brenner ’86, an entrepreneur who has successfully built three companies. WEST provides accounting services to small start-up companies and supports their growth through a variety of channels. Working with Mark this summer, I have worked on different aspects of WEST, including accounting, building financial models, and sales. All of these services that WEST provides are important aspects of running start-up companies. Every day in the office, I’m learning something new about entrepreneurship, both from my colleagues and from clients! When applying for the Whitehead Internship Program, I knew I wanted to be exposed to many different industries and learn very quickly, so the position at WEST naturally became one of my top choices. Through a common friend, I reached out to Shivani Dixit ’20, who interned at WEST last summer. Although I did my research on WEST and read Shivani’s blog post before meeting with her, actually talking to her provided me with much more context of what WEST does and what the work environment is like. Shivani also offered to help me with the application and interview preparation, which eventually helped me get this job. For anyone who’s interested in applying for Whitehead and already has specific companies in mind, I would highly recommend having informational interviews with the Whitehead interns who worked at those companies before! During the past three weeks, I mostly worked on testing the proprietary dashboard software that WEST is developing. The dashboard helps clients stay on top of their financial...
Summer Housing Tips 2019

Summer Housing Tips 2019

Every year, students seek to find housing for an internship in a city that is not their hometown. Here are some tips and ideas to get you thinking about options. *We do not endorse these places and you need to do your due diligence when investigating places.* 1. Rent a Dorm In most big cities, universities rent out dormitory space to summer interns.  Contact universities in those cities; most info about their summer housing is their website. Examples of places include: Boston Boston University Chicago Loyola University of Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago New York Columbia University NYU The New School Los Angeles UCLA Philadelphia Haverford College HCA Summer Rentals Drexel University Villanova University Portland, OR Portland State University Washington, DC American University The Catholic University of America The George Washington University Georgetown University 2. Use a Housing Organization Specifically for Interns There are organizations that provide apartment housing, specifically for interns in various cities. Search for organizations like these in your city of choice. Also, many universities and colleges post summer housing resources for their students, so search for those pages as well. 92YResidence (NY) American Campus (Multiple locations) Cornish Commons (Seattle) EHS (NY) International Student House (DC) NYC Intern San Francisco Housing Services San Francisco Summer Housing Guide University Center Chicago Summer Housing The Washington Intern Housing Network WISH (DC) 3. Sublet from Other Students Many students at other colleges rent their own apartments near (or even on) their campus. If they will be going home or to another city for the summer, many will look for other students to sublet their apartments while they are away. Many schools have...
Now Accepting Applications for the CCPA’s Winter 2018 Externship Program!

Now Accepting Applications for the CCPA’s Winter 2018 Externship Program!

Photo: Yongjie Jason Gao ’20 with Extern Sponsor Jesse Ehrenfeld ’00  Figuring out what you are interested in takes time, planning and initiative, but you don’t need to do it all on your own.  The CCPA and the College offers many opportunities to explore careers: resources to read about careers that interest you, opportunities to watch and talk with people who work in those fields (through a job shadow, informational interview, or networking event), and connections and advice on getting an internship, volunteer experience, or a job.   What is the extern program? As an extern, you will have the opportunity to job shadow alumni/ae in their place of work. Externs observe and talk with sponsors and their colleagues. In most cases, you will participate in the normal routines of the sponsor, following your host throughout the workday, and in some instances, working on special projects. Most of the extern sponsors are alumni/ae; there are some parents and friends of the College who also serve as hosts. The CCPA’s Extern Program is a beneficial experience that gives students a chance to explore different career options by gaining a firsthand glimpse into a field of interest. Selected applicants are matched with one of Haverford or Bryn Mawr alumni the students listed as preferences in their application.  By job shadowing professionals in their workplace, you can begin to explore your interests and see what a typical day is like in a particular job. The advice and guidance you’ll receive from alumni in this shadowing experience will help you identify potential career options.   Apply for our Winter Break Extern Program! Applications are due Thursday, November 1. Learn how to apply...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

By Elom Tettey-Tamaklo “We must accommodate changing times but cling to unchanging principles.” This summer, I worked at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia and this was one of the quotes, often mentioned by former President Jimmy Carter which characterized my work and shaped my perspective. I worked in the Conflict Resolution Department specifically on the Access to Justice in Liberia program where I worked on projects around Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and youth participation in local politics. These projects allowed me to expand my knowledge about the effects of conflict on different demographics of the society and its impact on social relations between individuals. The work of the Carter Center in Liberia and many other places involves grappling with questions of rebuilding communities in the wake of political violence and preventing a resurgence of such violence. The autonomy and opportunity given me to work on relatively large-scale projects involving external stakeholders helped me develop professionally and gave me more insight into the world of international development. Another aspect of working at the Center I enjoyed was the frequent communication and interaction with individuals in the field office in Liberia. This did not only broaden my network but exposed me to the dual perspectives of working from the headquarters and the field offices and the attendant challenges that come along with it. The depth and breadth of research work, the interesting and thought provoking conversations, the collegiality and friendships made with other intelligent and dynamic interns from all over the world made this experience truly worth it. One thing that stands out about the internship program is the...