Tri-College & STEM Recruiting Day 2020: FAQ & Employer List

Tri-College & STEM Recruiting Day 2020: FAQ & Employer List

This Friday, January 24, 2020, students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges will have the opportunity to meet with employers from the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond, right here in the Alumni Field House on Haverford’s Campus! This is the largest event Tri-College Recruiting hosts, with over SIXTY employers in attendance.  Check out this infographic and this post to get a recap of last year’s event   When: Jan. 24, 10:30-5:00 Where: Alumni Field House, Haverford College Who: All Tri-Co students are welcome! Register: At This Link Schedule: 10:30-1:00- Career Fair All are welcome! Bring printed copies of your resume and show up in your best professional attire (or borrow some from the CCPA) to learn about employers and open jobs, and even pick up interviews! 1:00-1:30- Lunch We’ll have pizza for students staying for the second half of the event. 1:30-5:00- Interviews! In the afternoon, recruiters conduct 30-minute interviews with pre-selected students as well as with students selected on the day of the event. How to prepare: Attend the Career Fair Prep & Interview Tips workshop on Wednesday at noon to learn what to expect, how to make a good impression, and how to pick up interviews during the Career Fair portion of the event. Can’t make it? Read our advice in this post. Wear professional attire (Check out the Career Closet in Stokes 300 if you don’t have anything to wear). Bring lots of PRINTED copies of your resume! Register early to have a printed name tag. Employers in Attendance:  As of 1.14.20. Check Handshake links below for the most up-to-date list: Tri-College Recruiting Fair STEM Fair Ad Prima Charter School Agency Within...
Weekly Events: January 20-26

Weekly Events: January 20-26

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- College Closed Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events   Wednesday, January 22 Overland Information Table 11:30 a.m., D.C. Foyer Career Fair Prep & Interview Tips  ***CCPA Strongly Encourages Students Attending the Tri-College/STEM Recruiting Day to Attend This Event*** 12:00 p.m., D.C. – Swarthmore Room Asset Management Recruiting Uncovered 4:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above 4+1 Bioethics Information Session w/Jodi Domsky 5:00 p.m., D.C. – Faculty Dining Room Whitehead Internship Information Session 6:00 p.m.,  D.C. – Faculty Dining Room Job Search Workshop 7:00 p.m., D.C. – Faculty Dining Room Thursday, January 23 Fast Enterprises – Information Table BMC 11:00 a.m, Bryn Mawr College- Campus Center Foyer Fast Enterprises Information Table HC 5:00 p.m., D.C. Foyer Friday, January 24 Tri-College & STEM Recruiting Day Alumni Field House 10:30 a.m. – Career Fair 1:00 p.m. –  Lunch 1:30 p.m. – Interviews Saturday, January 25 Publishing Careers with Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore College- Science Center Room...
Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

By Jennifer Barr It’s finally 2020 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 the process. The “I can do any job,...
Liberal Arts Career Conference 2020- FAQ and Full Schedule

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2020- FAQ and Full Schedule

Liberal Arts Career Conference 2020- FAQ and Full Schedule When is it? Sunday, January 19, 2020*, 1-5:00 p.m., Chase Hall** *Please note that this is a day before Spring Term begins. Students should make travel plans in advance to account for this! **New location! This event has been moved from Stokes Hall to Chase Hall.   Who is invited and what is it? All Haverford students (and local alumni) are invited to join us that this event! This conference is an exciting opportunity for students to hear about the vast array of career possibilities available to liberal arts graduates, while also learning the skills necessary for a successful internship and job search, with interactions with Haverford alumni. The day includes a keynote speaker, an alumni panel, and interactive workshops (see details below).   How do I register? Please register at this link:  https://haverford.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beFP05SNKRr7uiF We have space for a few more people! Register ASAP to reserve your seat.   Full Schedule (with Panelist Bios!):   1:00 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments (Chase 101)    1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introduction  (Chase Auditorium)   1:45 p.m. – Alumni Keynote Speaker    Ann Marie Baldonado ’94, Consulting Producer, Fresh Air  – Formerly with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and NPR Ann Marie Baldonado got her start in broadcasting as a production assistant in the newsroom at WHYY FM in Philadelphia. For 20 years, she was a producer for NPR’s award-winning radio show and podcast, Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She worked on Fresh Air’s entertainment interviews and became a contributing interviewer in 2015. She was the Talent Producer on the Comedy Central show, The Opposition w/Jordan Klepper, and she was the Senior Producer of the...
The *How To* of Informational Interviewing

The *How To* of Informational Interviewing

Talking to professionals in your fields of potential interest is an important exploration tool. It is a way to learn more about the field, to find out if it is a good fit for you, and to gain ideas on how to prepare yourself  to enter the field. Alumni are wonderful resources since they had a similar path. These conversations are called informational interviews. Even though you are hoping to learn and gain information from these interactions, you MUST prepare before reaching out to request an informational interview, and you MUST do research in preparation for the actual conversations. Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for informational interviews: Research about the person you are requesting to talk to for information and advice. Know what their career path and their educational background have been. Using Haverford Connect and LinkedIn (Haverford alumni page) are helpful resources for this preparation. When talking to the alum or other contact, do not ask basic questions about the field that you should have been able to learn from reading preliminary details about the field (CCPA subscribes to Vault for this purpose). Prepare questions that are specific to the person to whom you will be talking. Think of questions that are relevant to their background and experience. Never ask for a job or internship; you are asking for advice and information. Be mindful of their time. Be on time for the video chat, phone call, or in person meeting. Since these are busy individuals, don’t take too much of their time (~15-20 minutes). Be appreciative. Thank them at the end of the meeting...
Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101 By Jason Chan   Do you sometimes wish you could spend all your time exploring and learning about a topic or issue that you’re passionate about? Are there questions you have about the world that you wish you had the opportunity to answer? Do you feel you have the potential to make an impact in society? If you answered “yes” (or even “maybe”) to these questions, you might be a good candidate for a fellowship! Read more to learn about what fellowships are and how you can begin exploring possible opportunities.   What is a fellowship? Although fellowships encompass an array of opportunities, in general, they are short-term funded experiences that allow you to do a deep dive into a particular area of interest. Spending a year or two gaining expert knowledge about a subject you’re passionate about, developing new skills while cultivating ones you already have, and gaining exposure to new perspectives and new communities – these are hallmarks of many fellowship opportunities.   What would I be doing in a fellowship? Fellowships come in a variety of types. Some, like the Fulbright, involve conducting research, while others, like the Rhodes or the Soros, are intended for graduate study in a range of disciplines. Some, like the Fulbright-ETA, are oriented around teaching, while others like the Luce place fellows in service agencies or nonprofit organizations. And while some, like the Gaither, are based in the U.S., others take place overseas or – in the case of the Watson – across multiple countries around the world. Chances are there’s a fellowship opportunity out there that’s relevant to your...