Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers

Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers

Alumni Connections This Year (So Far): By the Numbers   Now more than ever, the CCPA relies on alumni volunteers to help current Haverford students explore different paths, prepare for professional roles, gain experience, and launch their careers. Here is how our alumni volunteers have helped to make a difference since the start of this year. — 286 Connections Were Made via Haverford Connect From a First-Year student, tentative Physics and Computer Science major: “I have been using Haverford Connect for a while and have found it amazing. Recently, I contacted an alum through Haverford Connect and had an hour-long conversation with him, as if we knew each other for years! Also, I just got matched with an alum working in a career I am interested in through the Extern Program (managed through Haverford Connect). I see Haverford Connect like a bridge connecting students and alumni together thereby enrichening the entire Haverford community.” Students- Log into Haverford Connect using your Haverford credentials and access our strong alumni network. Reach out to alumni about industry information, application help, and more. Alumni-Activate your account to connect with other alumni and allow students to reach out to you. Post in the “Hire a Ford” group to help connect Fords with open positions at your organization. Do you have a Haverford Connect story to share? Submit your story here. — 80+ Alumni Participated in Career Chats, Information Sessions and/or Skill-Building Workshops Through over 40 events and programs including the Fords on Friday series, the Liberal Arts Career Conference, networking events, and more, alumni have dedicated time and resources to come back to campus or join us virtually to share their expertise with current students....
Summer Work for International Students

Summer Work for International Students

By Claire (Chenyu) Wang 2020 Summer is coming (it’s not that far)! Have you started thinking where you wanna be over the summer? Want to work on campus next summer? Or even get funding from Bi-Co?   College Sponsored Internships To view the table in a Google Doc, click here. International students (F-1) applying for College-Sponsored Funding to intern at an organization in the U.S. must meet with Denise Allison very early in the intern application process in order to apply for the required F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students who have not spoken to Denise Allison by the week of February 18 will not be eligible to receive the college funding.   On-Campus Jobs These are the departments at Haverford that offered summer jobs last year. The list might vary this year depending on the need of the department. The hiring will be posted around March on the part-time board. So look out for it!   Advancement Services Alumni Relations CCPA College Communications Conferences and Events Deans Office Facilities Management IITS, ProDesk The Athletic Department The Bookstore The Institutional Advancement/Individual Giving The Libraries Summer Housing For an application, reach out to hcasummerhousing@haverford.edu. You will first move to Gummere for a week and then to your designated HCA housing. Fees are based on the type of your apartment. Check out more here. Gummere Housing May 19, 2020 5 p.m. until May 25, 2020 8 a.m. HCA Move-in Saturday, May 25, 2020 and Sunday, May 26, 2020 Apartments will be ready for move-in: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. both days. Please note that keys will not be available at Campus Safety after hours. HCA Occupancy Dates...
Grad School 101

Grad School 101

By Claire Wang ’20   Thinking about grad school before you launch your career? Do you know we have resources you need @HC?      Grad School or Work? Immediately after graduation, ~20% of Fords go to grad school every year. However, this number increases substantially within 5 years of graduation. Read more.    Grad School Composition    Alumni Outcome by Year Test Prep Don’t know where to start and which book to get? You can borrow test prep books from CCPA, OAR, and The Libraries! Find out more. Moodle for GRE General & Physics (what!!!)    Choose Your School Resources Checklist to know about graduate programs: Professors Other students/alumni Peterson’s Guide (see below) Specialty guide (eg. Graduate Programs in Neurosciences) Academic Journals in your field National Research Council data on Doctoral Programs Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index Grad Fairs Read the full list here.  Fellowships  Try to find ways to finance your graduate studies? Talk to Jason Chan, our career adviser specializing in this! And use profellow to search for scholarships or fellowships available for your nationality. Jason Chan Fellowship and Career Advisor, and Assistant Director of the Center for Career and Professional Advising Walk-in hours: Friday afternoon 2:30–4:30 p.m GO TO HANDSHAKE & MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!    ...
CCPA 2019 Summer Series: Tufts Medical Center

CCPA 2019 Summer Series: Tufts Medical Center

Good morning! My name is Sarah Curtis (’20, she/her/hers) and I am a rising senior and biology major. This summer I am sponsored by the Jaharis Fellowship to work in primary care at Tufts Medical Center (Boston, MA). I’m going to take you through an average day of work today, so sit down and strap in! 11:30 am: Arrive at Downtown Crossing Train Station. I clip on my Tufts Employee badge and make my way through bustling downtown Boston, to Tufts Medical Center main hospital. On my way I pass through Chinatown to pick up bubble tea. Outside the tea shop, I run into one of the Mandarin-speaking patients that I see in the primary care office. We do not speak the same language, but we smile at each other in recognition. Tufts serves the diverse immigrant communities in Boston, and through my time at the hospital I have learned a great deal about the demographics of my home city.   12:00 pm: I make my way over to the Outpatient Services building. Sipping on my bubble tea, I climb three flights of stairs and make my way across the indoor “bridge” that separates inpatient and outpatient services. With my badge on, nurses and physicians smile and me, and I feel inducted into the special world of the who have studied the mysteries of the human body. I also make sure to greet every patient I see. I do not know why they wander through the hospital today- maybe to get routine blood work, or have come in for a dose of chemotherapy- but I do know that a smile can really...
CCPA Summer Series: OptumCare

CCPA Summer Series: OptumCare

By Arielle Schultz As a premed Biology major, my Haverford courses have given me ample exposure to the cellular processes at the root of human health. To learn more about the practice of medicine, I knew I wanted to spend this summer engaged in a patient-care centered environment. Thanks to funding from the Jaharis Primary Care Pre-Medical Internship, I spent my summer as an intern with a family medicine physician at the OptumCare clinic in Cypress, CA. Family Medicine providers see patients of all ages, which lends to an interesting variety of cases. From children who had incurred sports injuries to senior citizens developing dementia, I observed the full breadth of health care management that falls under the umbrella of Family Medicine. Some patients come in once a year for an annual physical, while others with chronic conditions may need to schedule appointments every 3-4 months. Health care providers have to be able to both manage chronic conditions over several years and quickly diagnose and assess acute illnesses and injuries. The physician I shadowed often said to patients, “Sometimes it’s my job to push you into the medical vortex, and sometimes it’s my job to pull you out.” An advantage of healthcare today is patients’ access to subspecialists who can provide expert care and innovative treatment. But diagnostics can be invasive, treatments have risks, and certain medications have negative interactions. Thus, it is part of the Primary Care provider’s job to distinguish red flags from common symptoms or signs of aging, and to advise the patient and their family on whether to consult further medical care or wait-and-see. I...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: The Child Mind Institute

CCPA Summer Series 2019: The Child Mind Institute

By Nicole Litvitskiy The Child Mind Institute I have spent my summer as a Clinical Summer Intern at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. The Child Mind Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. As an intern, I had the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of the organization. As a group of seven interns, we are exposed to several treatments for a variety of psychological disorders, including receiving training on specific treatment techniques. Throughout our 11 weeks here, we all have the opportunity to observe neuropsychological testing, in which children are assessed on their IQ and several additional measures in a holistic process.  Additionally, Child Mind uses Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to treat children who present disruptive and oppositional behavior. I had the opportunity to set up these sessions, provide childcare according to PCIT guidelines, and observe these sessions. One of the biggest portions of the clinical summer internship at Child Mind is our involvement in the treatment of Selective Mutism, both in the office and off-site for a program called Brave Buddies. Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder in which children are typically talkative at home, but experience a significant amount of anxiety outside the home that leads to an inability to speak. This makes it difficult for children with Selective Mutism to succeed in school and other social situations. The Child Mind Institute uses a behavioral approach based on PCIT to treat Selective Mutism. As part of my internship I received training on how this treatment is provided. Throughout the summer, we conducted weekly...