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...
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...
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...