CCPA Internship Series 2020: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

CCPA Internship Series 2020: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

By Noha El Toukhy ’22 My summer internship was split up into three main parts: (1) SPSS, (2) CBT skills and (3) Virtual Therapy Sessions. When I first found out that my internship was going to be virtual, I was certain that this new virtual experience would not meet my expectations for the summer internship. However, immediately on my second day, I noticed that perhaps this virtual option was a great blessing in disguise. Had I met with my colleagues in person, perhaps I would not have been able to dive into the SPSS program in as much detail as I was able to do this summer. SPSS, which stands for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, is an online program used for complex statistical data analysis. Through this internship, I learned how to transpose information in Excel to paste the cell contents in SPSS. I also learned a lot about Anova, T- and F-Tests, as well as comparing means functions. These tests are so interesting to work with. Furthermore, my internship allowed me to learn the various Cognitive Behavioral Skills, which are based off of Martha Lillian’s CBT handbook. I spent many hours learning about Emotional Regulation Skills, and their effects on the orbital prefrontal cortex of the brain. Meditation, Art Therapy and Yoga are all examples of emotional regulation skills and seeing their effects on FMRI scans was incredibly interesting. Learning about these skills is essential to my career goal of becoming a clinical psychologist. After learning about SPSS, and educating myself on the various CBT skills, I started to virtually join some psychologists therapy sessions. This...
The CCPA Sophomore Resume Initiative: Class of 2023

The CCPA Sophomore Resume Initiative: Class of 2023

The CCPA wants 100% of the Class of 2023 to have a reviewed resume by the end of their Sophomore year, and we are launching the Sophomore Resume Initiative to get it done! Why is this important? We want to ensure all Haverford Sophomores have: a resume ready for quick deadlines or turnaround. a handy document to show alumni or other contacts for networking purposes. feedback to help show students how to translate skills developed from on-campus experiences (clubs, organizations, on-campus jobs) to the outside world. professional eyes to help identify “career readiness” skills our student have already developed, and target skills to consider building through Externships, Internships, and other professional development experiences. a document where formatting/layout is already reviewed, making updates easier for junior & senior year. Even if you had your resume reviewed during your first year at Haverford, we’d still like to take a quick look, especially now that your intended major may be clearer. It’s also worthwhile to include your Summer 2020 experience. It’s EASY to participate! Review and utilize our resume tips and examples. Upload your resume to the Sophomore Resume Initiative form. Prefer to have your resume reviewed in-person? Bring your resume to Drop-in hours! Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis, prioritizing students with immediate deadlines. If you did not identify an upcoming deadline, you will have a response and detailed review in 3-4 weeks. Students will be sent an email with comments directly from your reviewer. How it Works The Sophomore Resume Initiative is a campus-wide effort, and we’ve partnered with over 30 members across campus who will be trained...
How to apply for jobs on Handshake

How to apply for jobs on Handshake

Haverford Handshake can help you search for jobs, find great employers, get career advice, and improve your job recommendations. Now, it’s time to put your hard work into practice by applying to amazing opportunities on Handshake! Watch the video below and our Handshake team will teach you how to apply to jobs and internships, with nuggets of advice about: Completing your profile Uploading your resume and cover letter(s) Using the “Quick Apply” feature And a bonus tip… how to save jobs for later! Watch the full video below to learn why each step is so important. Questions about how to use Haverford Handshake?  Email the CCPA:...
The CCPA Virtual Career Lab: Fall 2020

The CCPA Virtual Career Lab: Fall 2020

The CCPA Virtual Career Lab is designed to accomplish the same goals as if we were in person: to help students Explore, Prepare, Experience, and Launch. Follow the links for details, and to register!     Note: the career labs below do not include employer events through our recruiting program, additional alumni programming, or our popular Fords on Friday alumni career chat series. This year, the Fords on Friday Fall 2020: Social Justice Series is focused on alumni who have dedicated their careers to socially-just causes. Visit Handshake to see all CCPA programming and opportunities.    Weekday Date Time Career Lab / Registration Link Monday August 31 5:00 PM Mapping Out Your Senior Year Wednesday September 2 7:00 PM Watson Fellowship Info Session Wednesday September 9 7:00 PM Employer Perspectives on the Interview Monday September 14 5:00 PM Pre-Health: Haverford-Jefferson Scholars Information Session Monday September 21 5:00 PM Fellowships in Public Service and Policy Wednesday September 23 5:00 PM Pre-Health: MCAT Information Session – co-sponsored with the OAR Wednesday September 23 6:30 PM Pre-Health: Medical School Application Information Session for Applicants Who Plan to Apply in 2021 Wednesday September 30 7:00 PM Grad School 101 – Tips on the Admissions Process . Presented by Donald C. Martin, Ph.D. Monday October 5 5:00 PM Virtual Interviewing Preparation, presented by Vault Wednesday October 7 7:00 PM What’s Your Story? Writing the Personal Statement Monday October 12 5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Job Search 101 Wednesday October 14 7:00 PM Thinking about Law School? Monday October 19 5:00 PM Law School Mock Admissions Panel Wednesday October 21 7:00 PM Creating a Professional Online Presence Monday October 26 5:00 PM...
Finding an On-Campus Job – 20-21

Finding an On-Campus Job – 20-21

1. The Office of Human Resources oversees the Student Employment Program (SEP). www.haverford.edu/human-resources/student-employment The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) posts the on-campus jobs on our Part Time Job Board on the CCPA website. 2. To view the available on-campus jobs, go to the Part Time Job Board, www.haverford.edu/career-and-professional-advising/jobs/part-time-job-board Select the “On Campus Jobs – Haverford” filter to view the jobs. 3. Each posting contains information about the position, application process, and the contact person. 4. Apply for on-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 submit your applications 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. 5. During the first two weeks of the first semester, all campus employers give preference and priority to student applicants who have a job as part of their 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. 6. Apply for several jobs. This way if one of the positions is filled, you will still have...
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...