From the Haverblog: Learning on the Job

From the Haverblog: Learning on the Job

This article has been reposted from the Haverblog. To see the original blog post as well as any updates or edits after 4/19/19, please visit this link.    By Allison Wise ’20 | Apr 9, 2019 | Original Post on the Haverblog   The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) is known for facilitating relationships between current and past Haverford students, and nowhere is this more apparent than through their signature externship program. For more than 40 years, the CCPA has played matchmaker for students and alumni sponsors for a weeklong workplace experience over the College’s winter or spring break. An externship is different from an internship in that it is a much shorter engagement (one week versus a whole summer or semester) for professional shadowing rather than hands-on work. And as such it is a much less committal way to test the waters of various lines of work. “Career exploration takes many forms, and shadowing is a great way to sample a career or industry that you are considering without going all-in for a full summer, or saying yes to a full-time job,” said Director of Career Engagement and Initiatives Jennifer Barr. “For liberal arts students, it’s incredibly helpful to shadow someone from the same type of educational background, and witness how alumni transfer their academic skills to the workplace.” The process begins with students pouring over the CCPA’s list of alumni and parent externship sponsors. They then select up to six of them who work in careers they are eager to explore and apply by sending in their resume and an essay outlining their interest. With a strong alumni...
7 Professional Etiquette Rules to Live By

7 Professional Etiquette Rules to Live By

Professional etiquette is the unwritten code of conduct people are expected to follow in the workplace and at professional events. As a Haverford student, you likely already follow most, if not all of these just by adhering to the Honor Code. However, it never hurts to brush up to make sure you’re making good impressions. Here are seven rules that should live by in any professional setting:   1. Be on time. You know the phrase “If you’re early, you’re on time, if you’re on time, you’re late”? Follow it! Havertime doesn’t apply anywhere besides in class on campus.           2. Dress appropriately. Just because nobody explicitly told you to show up dressed professionally, doesn’t mean you should come in sweats and flip-flops. If you are going to work or a professional event, even those on campus, you should do your best to dress appropriately. It shows that you care. If you don’t have professional clothes, contact the CCPA and we can help you find something temporary from our Career Closet or direct you towards where you can find inexpensive permanent items.   3. Keep personal and professional separate. Don’t use your work computer, email, calendar, and/or other accounts for personal activities. When you’re at work, you should be doing work-related activities. The same goes for office conversation. It is fine to be open and talk about yourself in the workplace, but be careful not to overshare!             4. Be professional and positive on social media. Never post negative content about an employer, manager, or colleague online, even if you have a private account. There...
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...
Weekly Events: March 4-10

Weekly Events: March 4-10

Happy March (and Mardi Gras) to everyone! We have a light line up this week, so take this time to do some job hunting on your own. Check out our website for a list of resources for finding and nailing the perfect summer opportunity!    Monday, March 4 U.S. Census Bureau Info Table 11:30 a.m., DC Foyer Tuesday, March 5 Student PIRG Info Table 5:00 p.m., DC Foyer Wednesday, March 6 CAMPUS HANGOUT – With PayPal Developers 12:o0 p.m., Online, see link above. Comcast – CXT (Customer Experience Technology) Early Career Networking Night 5:00 p.m., 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia Multitrack Audio and Podcasting: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall...
Weekly Events: February 25 – March 3

Weekly Events: February 25 – March 3

We have a busy week of workshops and events planned for students. Don’t miss out, here’s what’s going on!    Tuesday, February 26 NET/WORK Philly 2019 3:00 p.m., 29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia Simulated Hiring Committee (Resume & Cover Letter Workshop) 4:00 p.m., Dalton Hall 25, BMC Fidelity Asset Management Uncovered 4:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Open Class on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and UN Sustainability Goals 7:30 p.m., CPGC Cafe- Stokes Hall Wednesday, February 27 Social Justice & Advocacy Meet Up 5:00 p.m., Great Hall – College Hall, Bryn Mawr College Illustration in Motion: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall 205 Spotlight on Alums- Urban Teachers 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Thursday, February 28 QuEST Information Table 11:30 a.m., Dining Center Foyer Google Hash Code 2019 12:30 p.m. EST, Online, see link above. Friday, March 1 Professional Headshots @ the DC Sunken Lounge 11:00 a.m., DC Sunken Lounge Fords on Friday: Special Finance Event with Varun Bedi ’92 and Sasan Doroudian ’92 12:00 p.m., DC Swarthmore Room Public Health Opportunities Meet Up 1:00 p.m., Great Hall – College Hall, BMC Translating Your On-Campus Experience to the Outside World: Career Skills Mini-Workshop 2:00 p.m., Dining Center East Lounge (Room 032) Saturday, March 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – Philadelphia Office Site Visit for Tri-Colleges 11:59 p.m., Online, see link above....
Weekly Events: February 18-24

Weekly Events: February 18-24

We hope last night was a successful and productive plenary for everyone!  Here are the career events happening on and around campus this week!   Tuesday, February 19 Preparing Culturally Competent Teachers 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 20 Introduction to Digital Photography: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall 205 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Thursday, February 21 Museums Meet Up 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, Bryn Mawr College Friday, February 22 Sixth Annual Penn Law Sports Law Symposium 9:00 a.m., 3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia Fords on Friday – Chris Kluchman ’87 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn 2:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC Saturday, February 23 A Day in the Life: A Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine 9:00 a.m., 5th Floor, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia Google Kick Start Coding Competition 4:00 p.m., Online, see link...