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...
Get ready for the Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair!

Get ready for the Non-Profit and Public Service Career Fair!

Our social media intern, Trevor Larner ’19 designed this step-by-step graphic to help prepare you for the Not-for-Profit Career Fair tomorrow (2/24) at Bryn Mawr College! Bring your resume, and be ready to network with a number of employers! For a full list, see below. Good luck, Fords!   The Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair will be held on February 24, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bryn Mawr College in Bern Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center. Bring your resumes and questions! All years and all majors are welcome to attend. Read Dean Kelly Cleary’s article, “Career Fairs are NOT Scary”on our blog! Career Fair Tips Research attending organizations beforehand. Prioritize which organizations you would like to speak with first. Arrive early. You may spend a lot of time waiting in line to talk to a popular organization. Dress professionally. Bring plenty of copies of your resume. Greet each person you meet with a confident handshake. Ask each person you speak with for a business card. Make notes on the back to help you craft a follow-up email. Send follow-up emails within 24 hours. _______________________________________________________________ Full list of Participating Employers (there may be additions):  ACHIEVEability ACLAMO Family Center                         Allan Collautt Associates (ACA) Bard Globalization & International Affairs Better Tomorrows Brooklyn Workforce Innovations Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Campus Philly                         Center For Family Services                       Change Corps                          Child Guidance Resource Center City of Philadelphia                   City Year                           Cradles to Crayons                        EDSI Solutions                      EducationWorks                 Esperanza Charter School                         ExceleRate Tutoring Corps Fund for the Public Interest Healthy NewsWorks Impact JEVS Human Services KIPP New Jersey LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Melmark Mennonite Central Committee NY Hotel Trades Council NHS PACC*VISTA Peace Corps Philadelphia...
Haverford’s Interview Coach Program

Haverford’s Interview Coach Program

Practice makes perfect in most situations, and interviewing for internships and job interviews is no exception. Successful candidates are ones who make the time to research the industry and prospective employers carefully and to practice their interview skills. The CCPA is working closely with alumni volunteers on a new initiative: the Haverford alumni interview coach program where Haverford students will be matched with experienced alumni in the student’s field of interest for the purpose of practicing and receiving feedback on interviews to help students prepare for competitive application processes. Matched Haverford student/alumni pairs will be expected to complete two mock interviews within 1-3 weeks of being matched to give students the opportunity to incorporate feedback from the first mock interview into the next practice interview. The mock interviews will likely be conducting by phone or Skype unless schedules allow for an in person meeting. Students will be responsible for initiating contact and scheduling meetings with their Alumni Career Coach once the match it made. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Alumni: We are always looking for coaches to add to our list! Consider participating in this initiative! If you have questions about the program, contact Jennifer Barr:...
Shift into gear in the New Year!

Shift into gear in the New Year!

Shift into gear in the New Year (for your career!) By Jennifer Barr It’s almost 2017 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...

10 Tips for Cover Letter Success, from Vault Career Insider

This blog was previously posted from Vault Career Insider. The CCPA Subscribes to the Vault so that you can have access to their blog posts in addition to their extensive career and industry information library, national recruiting network, and suite of web-based recruiting and career services tools for jobs and internships. If you want to learn more about an industry, check out the vault! Just create an account using your @haverford.edu email and get access to great advice like these cover letter tips! By Maxwell D. Rosenthal A cover letter is the first chance you get to present yourself to a potential employee in an engaging way. It allows you to go into detail about your experience, present your writing skills and hint at any research that you’ve done on the company. Basically, it’s your time to show off a little. With that in mind, you should make sure it really stands out. Below are 10 tips on how to do that: 1. Write Eloquently. Along with the requisite qualifications, organizations are always interested in hiring talented writers. Thus, even if you lack the preferred credentials, you may nonetheless impress the reader through writing a cover letter that conveys an original message in a clear, persuasive, and endearing way. And in situations where you are competing with equally-qualified candidates, an engaging and extraordinarily well-written cover letter can set you apart. 2. Customize. Before you start writing, sit back and think. Think about what would be the most persuasive and appealing way to write your cover letter. What story do you want to tell? What value proposition do you want to convey? When you are comfortable...

General Resume Tips

Rise and Shine Fords, I hope you’re having a relaxing winter break! Although you have a few weeks left, it’s time to start planning ahead. With career fairs and deadlines approaching*, a lot of you have been submitting your resumes to the CCPA for critique, which is awesome! Keep them coming! In the mean time, here are a few quick tips to follow when drafting your resume: Be aware of tense: use past for past experiences, present for present experiences Use action verbs Put a space after each position (change the font of the space to make the space smaller and save room) If you need more space, you can make the margins smaller (no smaller than 0.5) Put a space before the next section heading Right-align the date List the position, organization, location, date, and description for each entry, UNLESS the location is Haverford College, then you don’t need the location because your education section already says where Haverford is. Only use two of the three: bold, italics, underline. Use CAPS for headings. Use a legible font. Quantify when you can (i.e. number of people, hours, etc.) Under each position, list bullets in order of relevance/importance Organize by reverse chronology Use bullet points to try to answer “how” and “how much” Only list high school if relevant Don’t use “I” statements Put a period at the end of each bullet point Lastly, these are all suggestions, but in the end just make sure you’re consistent in terms of layout, font size, wording, style, etc. Check out some of our sample resumes or our Internships and Resume Tips video and blog post for...