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...
Weekly Events: February 11-17

Weekly Events: February 11-17

Happy (Almost) Valentine’s Day! We’re wishing you everything that makes you the happiest! Here’s some events we love this week: Monday, February 11 Meet Urban Teachers Baltimore Information Session 7:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Tuesday, February 12 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Info Session 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room-DC Fidelity’s Boundless Seminar for Young Women 4:oo p.m., Online, see link above. Students of LinkedIn- Hosted by Elom Tettey-Tamaklo and Talia Scott 4:30 p.m., Stokes 300 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 13 Alumni Career Conversation: Morgan Langley ’11 12:30 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College ♡ Thursday, February 14 ♡  ESF Camps Information Table 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Foyer- DC Wired Philly: Networking with Science and Tech- By Campus Philly 5:45 p.m., 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia Friday, February 15 Fords on Friday – Lulu Krause ’12 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Building Your Network 3:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC...
Spring Break Externships- Apply by Jan 31!

Spring Break Externships- Apply by Jan 31!

Spring Break Externships are open to ALL students! Gain a firsthand glimpse into a career field of interest: Medicine, Law, Education, Arts, Business and more! Christina Brown with Extern Sponsor Judge Millett and the female clerks and interns in her courtroom. Emma Castiblanco, Extern Sponsor Dr. Jonathan Tobin, and Catherine Kim Shu Min He with extern sponsor Margaret at ACLU San Diego What students say about the program: “It was great!  It was invaluable for my professional and intellectual development and I would highly recommend it.” “It was amazing and my week shadowing was really valuable. I definitely feel I can make a more informed decision about my career because of this experience.” “A great opportunity and an excellent first stepping stone for many students.”   Apply by Thursday, January 31, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. Application for the Extern Program is a 3-STEP PROCESS: Research the extern opportunities. Pay special attention to the details the sponsors provided. Download the extern sponsor booklet. Upload your resume and Extern essay (“other document”), AND apply for the Extern Program in Handshake. Complete online preference form. *By applying to the Extern Program, you are making a commitment to participate. The HC CCPA & BMC CPD will be matching students and externsites, trying our best to give you one of your top six choices. This may not be possible in all cases.* More Information: Search Handshake for the “Extern Program” job or stop by our office (Stokes 300). List of Externship Opportunities For your convenience, here is a brief overview of the sponsors.   You MUST read the specific sponsor forms for details about the specific opportunity in the extern booklet.  The online form requires you to have the name of the sponsor, which you will find when you research the opportunities. Position Organization Location 5th Grade STEM Teacher New York...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

By Elom Tettey-Tamaklo “We must accommodate changing times but cling to unchanging principles.” This summer, I worked at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia and this was one of the quotes, often mentioned by former President Jimmy Carter which characterized my work and shaped my perspective. I worked in the Conflict Resolution Department specifically on the Access to Justice in Liberia program where I worked on projects around Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and youth participation in local politics. These projects allowed me to expand my knowledge about the effects of conflict on different demographics of the society and its impact on social relations between individuals. The work of the Carter Center in Liberia and many other places involves grappling with questions of rebuilding communities in the wake of political violence and preventing a resurgence of such violence. The autonomy and opportunity given me to work on relatively large-scale projects involving external stakeholders helped me develop professionally and gave me more insight into the world of international development. Another aspect of working at the Center I enjoyed was the frequent communication and interaction with individuals in the field office in Liberia. This did not only broaden my network but exposed me to the dual perspectives of working from the headquarters and the field offices and the attendant challenges that come along with it. The depth and breadth of research work, the interesting and thought provoking conversations, the collegiality and friendships made with other intelligent and dynamic interns from all over the world made this experience truly worth it. One thing that stands out about the internship program is the...
Where They’re Headed: Malin Ehrsam ’18 – Teach for America

Where They’re Headed: Malin Ehrsam ’18 – Teach for America

Next week (Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm, Faculty Dining Room), the CCPA will be welcoming Teach for America recruiters to campus to give an information session on their organization. Read about Malin Ehrsam, a recent HC grad who has recently joined the TFA team! By Caroline Tien ’20 | Aug. 7, 2018 | Originally Published at blogs.haverford.edu Spanish major and environmental studies minor Malin Ehrsam ’18 has gone from being a student to a teacher in one fell swoop. Just a few short weeks ago, she was studying for finals; now, as a Teach for America (TFA) employee, she’s the one assigning material. “Currently, I’m teaching second-grade English Language Arts for summer school,” Ehrsam says. “The days start early, around 7 a.m., and end around 12 p.m., after the students go home and preparation for the next day is complete. Right now, my second-graders are improving their literacy skills through learning about the states of matter. It has been fun to see their curiosity grow as we learn more about the topic.” Though Ehrsam had always liked working with children, she’d never much considered a career as a teacher prior to her senior year. It took an information session on TFA, hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Advising this past fall, to change that. “I learned more about the mission of TFA, which is to ‘Expand opportunity for children by affecting profound systemic change,’” Ehrsam says. “TFA finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field to shape the broader system in which schools operate. This really resonated with me, so I decided to...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: Saint Louis Zoo

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Saint Louis Zoo

By Claire Burdick This summer I am a research intern in the Behavior Lab at the Saint Louis Zoo. A typical day for me involves collecting data from live and video observations and analyzing data from previous projects. For each study, all of the interns have to take a series of different reliability tests to make sure that we are all collecting data in a consistent way. I start each day by scoring video for a long-term project on mother-infant interactions in several antelope species. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how antelopes in captivity interact with their offspring and how different parenting styles might affect infant outcomes. Twice a day, I head out on grounds to help collect data on the current live observation projects. We are doing a study on the zoo’s new grizzly bears, Huckleberry and Finley, observing their general behavior to see how they are spending their time and how they are using their exhibit. We use a tablet to record what each bear is doing, how close they are to each other, and where each bear is in the exhibit every minute for an hour.   Some days I head to the zoo’s primate house with another intern to observe Coquerel’s sifaka, black-handed spider monkeys, and guereza colobus to collect baseline data of general behavior for a study on how noise affects their behavior. The third live study this summer is on the chimpanzees, and we observe the three males in the group because a new male was introduced this summer. We collected data during the introduction process and are...