CCPA Summer Series 2018: Fundación Instituto Leloir

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Fundación Instituto Leloir

Loving the Smell of Fly Food in the Morning or How To Dissect an Organ Too Small to See By Federico Perelmuter This summer I’ve been interning at the Fundación Instituto Leloir, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (aka home). There, in the Wappner Lab, I’ve met some wonderful people, and learned a lot about my country’s scientific system, which I ‘escaped’ in attending Haverford. The main focus of my experience was the analysis of the role of autophagy (the process by which cells eat some bits of themselves for energy and raw materials) in the differentiation of blood cells in the lymph gland. What is a lymph gland? It is a fantastic model for studying the different factors influencing the differentiation (or lack thereof) of blood cells in flies. It is an organ located at the base of the brain of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) larvae, measuring a glorious 200×20 um (about as long as a human hair is wide, and as wide as ¼ of a sheet of paper is thick), and semi-transparent. I had to extract at least 6 in half an hour, in order to make experimentation worthwhile. In my last week at the lab I carried out a full dissection protocol, from crossing the flies (basically sticking a bunch of them in a labelled jar and waiting until they produce offspring) to extracting glands from the resulting larvae, immunostaining and fixing these glands, and then mounting them into microscope slides to be photographed for fluorescence. I thought I’d tell you exactly how you can also tear apart innocent fly larvae to observe an essentially negligible part of their anatomy,...
Finding an On-Campus Job

Finding an On-Campus Job

The Office of Human Resources oversees the Student Employment Program (SEP). The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) posts the on-campus jobs in on our Part Time Job Board on the CCPA website. To view the available on-campus jobs, go to the Part Time Job Board. Click on the “On Campus Jobs – Haverford” filter to view the jobs. Each posting contains information about the position, application process, and the contact person. Apply for campus jobs. It is your responsibility to contact and apply directly to the departments for which you are interested in working, completing their application process, which may be an application, an online form, emailing, the contact, or other method. You should tell the departments of your interest and submit your application as directed. Some departments may want to interview you; some may hold an informational session. Do not hesitate to ask what you need to do in order to be considered for the job. During the first two weeks of the first semester, all campus employers give preference to student applicants who have a job as part of the College Grant Financial Aid Package. For this reason it is particularly important and crucial for students who have a job as part of their college grant financial aid package to start the job search early and to apply for jobs during the first 2 weeks of the semester! When you are applying, let the office know that you have a campus job as part of your package. Apply for several jobs. This way if one of the positions is filled, you will still have other opportunities....
CCPA Summer Series 2018: WEST, a startup consulting and accounting firm

CCPA Summer Series 2018: WEST, a startup consulting and accounting firm

By Shivani Dixit ’20 This summer, I worked at WEST, a division of Wiss in Manhattan, in New York City. WEST is a startup consulting and accounting firm with a variety of services, like accounting, tax compliance, HR services, and sales advisory. Though I enjoy my projects and day to day tasks, my favorite aspect of my internship is the clients I get to work with. I’ve been able to work on budgets and management reports for all kinds of new startups. I get to work with entrepreneurs who have come up with new unique ideas that they want to make a reality, clients ranging from advertising firms, to the first female national ice hockey league. In addition to the clients, the WEST team has been active and engaging. They constantly give me new and exciting work to do, which can be quantitative or sales related. From working with various teams, I learnt a little about accounting technology, sales strategy, and budgeting; really covering a variety of fields. I got to sit in on merger, accounting, and onboarding meetings. My favorite experience has been the startup onboarding process. This is the detailed procedure following the sign up of a new WEST client. The first meeting is a visual map meeting, where the client tells the story of the formation of their business, detailing all the mistakes and successes they’ve had which has got the company where they are today. While this is going on, Mark, (the CEO of WEST) asks questions, and we have a member of the team draw a giant pictorial diagram of the timeline of the...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: La Blogothèque

CCPA Summer Series 2018: La Blogothèque

By Bilge Yilmaz One of these pink-filtered, cloudy Paris mornings, I wake up to a simple workday. I take the subway line 8 to République, then 11 to Place des Fêtes, and arrive at the Blogo offices. Paris has an impressive rail system. I seat myself by my desk, right across two walls, respectively decorated with various posters of “Soirées de Poche” and with simple illustrations done by markers: Beirut, Kings of Convenience, Low, My Brightest Diamond, Electric Guest, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Local Natives… It’s as if someone sneaked into my Spotify to curate this series. Everyone whistles the catchy intro to Arcade Fire’s Everything Now today. No complaints. The post-production process of their Paris concert’s footage from April is about to be over. Awaiting the final cut, we hear parts of the recording from the video room. Plus, it’s *finally* not raining today. Speaking and hearing French daily is a little bit harsh on me, but I will get through it. I start the day by going through all the very old videos on La Blogothèque’s website to help archive them. I rummage through music-hungry, passionate articles, and detect which ones are missing videos in good quality. Not your typical HD from 2000s camcorders, but so much technique, history – so many layers. In the early afternoon, we head to a studio to make an interview recording with the respected French artist Yves Simon, he tells stories of Zelda Fitzgerald. I accompany a small crew of a director, a sound engineer, an assisting producer, and Bedouine, a Middle Eastern descent singer-songwriter, as we go off to...
International Student Newsletter

International Student Newsletter

Hi, International Students! Looking for an internship in your home country before starting OPT? Starting to think about your post-grad job search or graduate school applications? Wanting to know how international alumni succeeded at Haverford and beyond? We’re here to help! I’m Claire Chenyu Wang, your international student intern at the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA). Primarily, I am focusing on the discovery of internship opportunities abroad for current students, as well as acquiring career advice from international alumni. The following are a few wonderful resources I am excited to share with you! First, we are very proud to launch a new addition to Haverford’s alumni directory! This sub-directory is a list of alumni who had F-1 visa while studying here. These alumni experienced similar challenges as you did and are willing to connect with, answer questions for, and offer advice and mentorship to YOU! To access this password-protected Haverford International Alumni-Student Network, simply sign up here. Haverford College Worldwide Alumni  In addition to searching for alumni working in your home country from Haverford’s general directory (linked from the CCPA’s Networking page), the LinkedIn Alumni Tool is a great way to search for alumni by location, employers, and industries. There is also a Worldwide Alumni group where you can connect with alumni across the U.S. and abroad. Just type in your country and you might be surprised who and what you find–but be sure to read the CCPA’s Networking Guide and this blog by a Haverford alum before reaching out to alumni for advice on how to do so. Going Global Going Global is a great resource for career opportunities both domestic and abroad! You can search by country/city...
CCPA Summer Series 2017: Ioannis Rutledge ‘18 WIT Strategy New York, NY

CCPA Summer Series 2017: Ioannis Rutledge ‘18 WIT Strategy New York, NY

Whitehead Summer Intern WIT Strategy, New York, NY Ioannis K Rutledge (‘18) Whitehead Program Internship This past summer, I was honored to be selected as a Whitehead Summer Intern at WIT Strategy’s NYC branch. I applied to the program hoping to get some valuable experience in finance and marketing and to build up my strategy/consulting skills. I had no idea that I was about to embark on one of my most rewarding and pleasant summer internships. I learned so much this summer, all thanks to WIT’s personable, highly professional team, which was always readily available to work with me and assist me with any issues at hand, as well as share their knowledge and experience.  They truly made my time in New York an enjoyable journey. Working at WIT was a very fun experience, thanks to the flexible nature of the work that I was allotted. Essentially, depending on the type of work I was asked to do, I would be able to work from anywhere most of the times, provided that there was internet connection. This was great, particularly because commuting in New York is not the most pleasant experience. Just ask any New Yorker! Jokes aside, I saved a lot of time in that way, which allowed me to have a perfect work/life balance. WIT is a public relations and strategy firm operating in the media and technology advertising industry. The work WIT does is unique, in the sense that the team delves deeper into our clients’ firm with extra emphasis on client involvement designed to generate, develop and then assert our clients’ own thought leadership. WIT...