Preparing for your Video Interview

Preparing for your Video Interview

Your next interview may not be face-to-face—it could be through Skype, Google Hangout, Facetime, or a webcam. According to one recent survey, 55 percent of employers have used video interviewing as a college recruiting tool and more and more employers are recognizing video as a useful interviewing tool. Getting ready for your video interview isn’t hard, but there are specific steps you can take to ensure you interview at your very best. The good news is: Everything you do for an in-person interview is needed for your video interview. Research the company. Practice answering potential questions. Have a list of questions you would like to ask. Dress professionally for the interview. Write a thank-you note after the interview. Here’s how to turn a regular interview into your video interview: Check first with your university’s career center. It may be set up for video interviews. Plus, staff there can help you practice—and practice is key to a successful interview. If you are doing the video interview on your own, be sure to practice. If you are handling the video interview on your own, choose the device you’re most comfortable using. You can use your computer, a tablet, or your smart phone. Test your equipment well in advance of the interview. On the day of the interview, make sure the battery is at full power and the camera lens is clean. Check your Internet connection. If you share a connection, you may want to ask others to stay off the Internet while you are interviewing. Be sure to check your connection an hour before the interview to ensure everything is working....
Career Fairs THIS FRIDAY, January 26!

Career Fairs THIS FRIDAY, January 26!

Happy New Year! ​   Get ready. 2018 is going to be a great year. We have THREE (yes, THREE) awesome career fairs during the Spring Semester. The Philadelphia Career Connection and STEM Recruiting Day will be on the same day, Friday January 26, 2018 in the Alumni Field House.  On the day of the event, drop by during the morning career fair​ portion (from 10am-12pm) ​to hone your networking skills with recruiters and work your magic to score a last minute interview for any open interview slots.  Later in the semester, there will be a Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair at Bryn Mawr College on March 2. Dress for success, and check out the employers that will be on campus. If you need to borrow professional attire, check out our CCPA Career Closet! We have lots of professional clothing in a variety of sizes and styles that you can choose from. Stop by to try on and borrow a rocking outfit! Philadelphia Career Connection and STEM Recruiting Day Friday, January 26 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Agenda at a glance: Career Fair: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lunch: 12–12:45 p.m. Interviews: 12:45–5:00pm Employers from the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond will have the opportunity to meet with students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges in the morning career fair and in the afternoon for one-on-one pre-selected interviews for internship and full-time opportunities.   Full list of employers: Aspira Campus Philly Carney, Sandoe & Associates City Year College Possible Committee of Seventy D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Federal Reserve of Philadelphia Haverford House Hess International Education Group iMarket Research M&T Bank Match Education MAXIMUS Moody’s Analytics –...
Dress for Success!

Dress for Success!

Thanks to our colleagues at Stetson University for the infographic 🙂 Remember, the best thing you can wear is your confidence. Generally, professional attire follows three basic rules: Cleanliness, simple, and formal. While you may not be wearing a suit everyday for the job you are interviewing for, it is still important to dress your best the first time you are meeting an employer. Good luck!...
Consulting 101: What You Need to Know as Recruiting Season Starts

Consulting 101: What You Need to Know as Recruiting Season Starts

Thank you to the authors, Ananya Mukkavilli ’14 and Sam Yarosh ’16  Hi there Tri-Co,   Welcome to the CCPA consulting blog series!   We (Sam, HC’16 and Ananya, HC’14, both working at the Boston Consulting Group in the Philadelphia and Chicago offices, respectively) wanted to help out our fellow Tri-co students / alum interested in consulting via a series of blogs that will provide an overview of the consulting industry and how to go about recruiting.   For our first post, with recruiting season just around the corner for most major consulting firms, we will provide an introduction to consulting and share our thoughts on how you as a Tri-Co student should think about the recruiting process. We want to ensure that you can position yourselves effectively in one of the most competitive industries for undergraduate students.   As a bit of background on the general structure of the process, recruiting at BCG (which mirrors the process of most large firms) consists of an online application and two in-person interview days. The in-person interviews will consist of two or three 45 minute sessions, in which you’ll have about 10-15 minutes of “fit” discussion and about 30 minutes for a case. It’s incredibly important to prepare thoroughly for both parts of the interview, as they are weighted equally in the decision making process! If you have any questions about the logistics of the interview process, please reach out to Sam and he can work with the Philadelphia team to answer them.   Many thanks to Gerry Hansell (HC ‘87, Senior Partner and Managing Director in BCG Chicago) and Ben...
First Ever Career Closet “Shopping Day”

First Ever Career Closet “Shopping Day”

Last April, the pilot of the CCPA’s Career Closet Open House brought over 90 students to our office for a day of “shopping.” We were thrilled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the Haverford Community, who contributed to the project as we collected items during a two week donation period.  With close to 500 articles of clothing, it was more than we ever expected! Starting at 10 am on a Friday, students were able to browse and try on various professional clothing. Because of the enormous amount of donations, each student was able to take up to 5 clothing items. Students were excited  and our halls were filled “shoppers” as soon as our doors opened (considering Havertime plus 10 minutes). The goal of the event was to help students build their professional wardrobes, and guarantee their confidence and success as they embark on their summer journeys. We plan to do this event again in the future, although we may have cleaned out the entirety of Haverford community’s wardrobe 😉  Thank you to the staff who helped in our promotion and planning of this event. This truly felt like a community effort and we could not have done it without you!            ...
Get ready for the Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair!

Get ready for the Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair!

Our social media intern, Trevor Larner ’19 designed this step-by-step graphic to help prepare you for the Not-for-Profit Career Fair tomorrow (2/24) at Bryn Mawr College! Bring your resume, and be ready to network with a number of employers! For a full list, see below. Good luck, Fords!   The Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair will be held on February 24, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bryn Mawr College in Bern Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center. Bring your resumes and questions! All years and all majors are welcome to attend. Read Dean Kelly Cleary’s article, “Career Fairs are NOT Scary”on our blog! Career Fair Tips Research attending organizations beforehand. Prioritize which organizations you would like to speak with first. Arrive early. You may spend a lot of time waiting in line to talk to a popular organization. Dress professionally. Bring plenty of copies of your resume. Greet each person you meet with a confident handshake. Ask each person you speak with for a business card. Make notes on the back to help you craft a follow-up email. Send follow-up emails within 24 hours. _______________________________________________________________ Full list of Participating Employers (there may be additions):  ACHIEVEability ACLAMO Family Center                         Allan Collautt Associates (ACA) Bard Globalization & International Affairs Better Tomorrows Brooklyn Workforce Innovations Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Campus Philly                         Center For Family Services                       Change Corps                          Child Guidance Resource Center City of Philadelphia                   City Year                           Cradles to Crayons                        EDSI Solutions                      EducationWorks                 Esperanza Charter School                         ExceleRate Tutoring Corps Fund for the Public Interest Healthy NewsWorks Impact JEVS Human Services KIPP New Jersey LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Melmark Mennonite Central Committee NY Hotel Trades Council NHS PACC*VISTA Peace Corps Philadelphia...