From the Haverblog: 2019 Haverford House Fellows

From the Haverblog: 2019 Haverford House Fellows

Gabe Halperin-Goldstein ’19, Lilian Domenick ’19, Feven Gezahegn ’19, Ceci Silberstein ’19, Hanae Togami ’19, and Amanda Grolig ’19 will spend next year working at Philadelphia nonprofits and strengthening connections between the College and the city. The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) has named its 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows. These six seniors, who were chosen for this fellowship for their commitment to social justice and community action, will spend the upcoming academic year after their College graduation working four days per week with nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region and sharing a house together in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Cedar Park. The fellows, who serve as liaisons between the CPGC and local social action agencies, as well as collaborators with Haverford community members, dedicate their fifth workday to projects that engage the College with local groups devoted to creating a more socially just, healthy, and vibrant community. The 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows and their host organizations are: Spanish major Lillian Domenick, who will work at Puentes de Salud‘s Hacia el Futuro Education Program Biology major Feven Gezahegn, who will work for African Family Health Organization (AFHO) Sociology major Amanda Grolig, who will work for Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Save Your Home Philly Sociology major Gabe Halperin-Goldstein, who will work for Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities Environmental Studies and Mathematics double major Ceci Silberstein ’19, who will work for the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Biology major Hanae Togami, who will work for HIAS PA Follow the current class of fellows, who are posting monthly about their work, house activities, and independent projects that connect the Haverford College community with Philadelphia. Read more about Fords who have won fellowships, scholarships, or grants. Originally published by Rebecca Raber, Director...
Don’t Miss Philly Tech Week 2019!

Don’t Miss Philly Tech Week 2019!

This Friday kicks off the NINTH ANNUAL PHILLY TECH WEEK! Need a study break? Join Techical.ly for events throughout the week designed to celebrate technology and innovation in the Philadelphia region! Here is everything you need to know- straight from Technical.ly’s latest newsletter.   The ninth annual Philly Tech Week Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal returns to celebrate and inspire the local tech community, to challenge ideas and current assumptions and to introduce people to their future through 100 uniquely themed and curated events, creative workshops and smartly organized parties from Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 11, 2019. Notable speakers at the anchor conferences of the week include those from Philadelphia and beyond, including representatives of global tech powerhouses like Google and Amazon and self-made innovators like U.S. Patent Hall of Famer Garrett Brown (steadicam) and Tucker Roberts, President of the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion esports team. Hear from representatives from both major corporate players, SAP, Vanguard, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Salesforce and Comcast NBCUniversal, and from a hearty batch of homegrown company CEOs and executives from, Think Company, Harmelin Media, SEER Interactive, Monetate and learn from on-the-ground change-makers from the Village of Arts and Humanities, ImpactPHL, Hopeworks Camden, plus many more. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Highlighted events during the week include: FRIDAY                 A family friendly outdoor arcade featuring all of the innovation that the local tech scene has to offer joins forces with a 27-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday; where an eclectic gathering of design showrooms and gallery community present the best in creativity and design in a...
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...