Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

By Jennifer Barr It’s finally 2020 and we hope your break is going well! Many of you have been home for a few weeks now, and we hope you are catching up on sleep, eating healthy and visiting with friends and family. It’s that time of year when many students are trying to figure out practical use of their time before classes begin, and the new year always ushers in a new set of resolutions. One of the smartest ways to utilize January before classes is to spend quality time thinking about next summer, or the next (or initial!) stage of your job search. The more organized you can become over winter break, the healthier your job or internship search will be – and these benefits will be seen as you manage all of your other academics and activities. I know it may seem early, but in the world of the internship and job search, it’s never too early to get started.  Below are some of my recommendations for your Winter Break – make one or more a New Year’s resolution!   1. Create your Resume If you have not already done so, take a stab at a first draft of your resume. You can have the CCPA review it upon your return. Check our samples for layout and structure, taking special note to the tone and use of action verbs. 2. Explore your options Before you even want to look for an internship or job, get some ideas about different careers out there. Narrowing down your search will help keep things manageable and is an important part of the process. The “I can do any job,...
New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

You tech-savvy students may remember “Tri-Co Big Tech Week” from last year, but this year, we have organized so much tech programming that we can’t fit our whole schedule into one week- or even one month for that matter! So, we are super excited to announce the 2019 TRI-CO TECH DAYS! These days span across September, October, and November, and include employer info sessions, alumni career chats, technical skill development, and lots of recruiting/hiring opportunities! Keep an eye out in Handshake as more events and details will be added in the coming weeks. For now, check out this awesome line up:   Tri-Co Hackathon Technical Skill Development Dates: Sept. 27-28, 2019 Location: Haverford, VCAM, Various Rooms About: No experience necessary – Trico Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students of all abilities and interests to participate in the 2019 Trico Hackathon. Learn new skills and create projects that serve local community groups including Puentes de Salud and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity in areas of need, or on self-designed initiatives. If you’re interested in building web or mobile applications, designing interfaces, collecting data, creating multimedia art, etc.,  we encourage you to join us at Haverford College on September 27th and 28th! More Info, Workshops, & Registration: hav.to/hackthetrico   SAP Site Visit  Recruiting, Employer Info Session Date: October 11, 2019, AM  Apply by: Oct. 4, 2019 In Handshake Location:  SAP Campus in Newtown Square – TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED About: SAP is pleased to host a Meet and Greet for Tri-Co students at our Newtown Square Office at 9am on October 11th. They hope you will apply for an opportunity to get to know...
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...