How to Determine What Salary You Deserve

How to Determine What Salary You Deserve

Article reposted from Career Contessa. See the original post and any updates here. Career Contessa is a resource designed for women looking to build their careers, however, their advice on how to determine a starting salary is applicable to all Haverford Students. The CCPA encourages you to explore their website for more advice. Please note that the CCPA is in no way affiliated with Career Contessa nor do we receive any compensation for promoting their content.    How to Determine What Salary You Deserve BY KATHERINE NOBLES | December 10, 2018   At some point in your career, the question of salary expectations is bound to come up. While you should always try to avoid naming a number first, the fact of the matter is: at some point, you will have to provide an answer. But determining what that number should be is not always an easy task. Like most women, you were probably taught to avoid discussing money with family and friends, let alone potential employers. The key to alleviating tension (and getting what you deserve) is to prepare your response and tactics in advance. Here we’ve broken it out into three steps to help you come to an educated conclusion of exactly what you’re worth. STEP 1: ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND RESEARCH The best place to begin is by thinking big picture. Before you consider your own merits, research the “going rate” for the positions you’re aiming for.   Online salary calculators are a simplified, yet effective way to do this. But you should also review the salary ranges of others in comparable roles or at similar organizations by using The Salary Project™, Glassdoor.com, Payscale.com, or Salary.com. The Bureau of Labor...
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...
How I Landed Three Summer Internships

How I Landed Three Summer Internships

By Talia Scott  Originally published on June 10, 2017 to LinkedIn Internships have become a crucial part of one’s professional journey. They provide great experience, mentorship, networking opportunities and so much more! Each of my internships have left me with even more of an understanding of what career I hope to have but most importantly they have taught me about what I bring to the work environment. I believe that this takeaway is one of the most important things you can get from an internship; it prepares you for the question that you will often get when seeking out other internships or jobs. The question of Why You? Prior to this summer, all the internships I had ever acquired were with the help of programs and organizations that I was part of: the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, the Young Women’s Leadership Network and the I Have a Dream Foundation. They helped me secure 4 amazing internships over the years (The New York State Youth Leadership Council, Coach, INC., the Center for Court Innovation, NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal). However, I did not have to do all the hard work of finding these placements thanks to the relationships my programs had built and maintained with the different internship placements. While I did have the support of the I Have a Dream Foundation with my internship search for Summer 2017, I secured three internships ALL on my own and you can do the same! Here’s some things you can to do : THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS: Apply to internships with a group of friends. When I say this, I mean coordinate with your friends and schedule times in your calendar...
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...
Jump Starting Your Job Hunt Over Spring Break

Jump Starting Your Job Hunt Over Spring Break

As your semester has geared up with mid-terms, class projects, papers, exams, practices, and club events, you might have put your career search to the side.  Here are some tips on how to energize your career, job or internship search over spring break. 1. Pick a Direction. Students at every stage of college struggle with figuring out what they want to do. Job hunting can be completely overwhelming if you haven’t narrowed down what you actually want out of your summer or for your first destination after graduation. Use the CCPA’s self-assessment resources to evaluate your own skills, personality style, and interests. You can also contact us to talk through your ideas and questions. Try to narrow your interests down to a couple fields of interest. 2. Learn From Alumni. When you have identified some fields that interest you, contact at least 2 alumni in these fields for information and advice. Talking to alumni will help you to gain an “insider’s perspective” of a field or a certain position. They can tell you about their career path and industry trends and share advice for entering or exploring their industry further. Use our Networking Guide which contains sample emails, tips on questions to ask, and etiquette for reaching out. All HC students have access to the Haverford online alumni community, which contains the online alumni directory (click on Fords Alumni Directory). This is also a great time to update (or set-up) your LinkedIn account. Once you have this account and add your education information, you can go to www.linkedin.com/alumni and search Haverford alumni by industry and location! 3. Narrow It Down and Search. After talking with alumni about your...
Frauds, Scams, and Schemers … Oh My!

Frauds, Scams, and Schemers … Oh My!

Career-searching Fords have a wealth of opportunities for exploration including the College’s online recruiting systems, on-campus info sessions and interviews, and recruiting events not to mention the many job search engines available to the general public. Although the vast majority of opportunities are presented with professional recruiting standards, it is unfortunate that fraudulent and unethical “recruiters” exist and some have identified college students as targets for their scams. The Center for Career and Professional Advising is alert to some of these fraudulent recruiters and we do our best to keep these bad players out of our recruiting sphere. However, identifying fraudulent recruiting practices is a partnership with our students who sometimes are the first to detect that a recruiter is not acting in good faith.   How do you detect a recruiting fraud or scam? Here some questions to ask which will help you identify potentially fraudulent recruiting practices.   Do the communications, email or otherwise, from the recruiter have vague contact information, misspellings, or other unprofessional errors? Is the communication unsolicited without reference to Haverford’s recruiting platforms such as Handshake? Be on the lookout for suspicious emails like these. If you come across one, do some investigating to determine whether the offer is a scam. Does the company or organization have a well-developed website with clear contact information? If not, further due diligence is required to determine the legitimacy of the opportunity. Does the company require you to pay money up-front for recruiting consideration? Have you received a check from the employer before employment? If so, it probably is a sign of a pyramid scheme or other type of scam....