Fulbright Program Info Session- Recapped

Fulbright Program Info Session- Recapped

The application for the 2021-2022 Fulbright award cycle is now open! The key to putting together a strong application is early preparation and understanding key components of the application and selection process. Read on to learn more about the Fulbright program and how to get started with applying!   What is the Fulbright program? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a federally-funded cultural exchange program that provides recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals the opportunity to conduct independent research, pursue advanced coursework, or teach English in over 140 countries around the world.   Who is eligible to apply? Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the 2021-2022 award cycle: U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals Have earned a bachelor’s degree by Spring 2021 (i.e., Class of 2021 and alumni) Have not earned a doctoral degree by the time of application   When is the application deadline? There is a two-part deadline for the Fulbright: The Haverford campus deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The Fulbright program deadline is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.   Overview of Fulbright Program, Award Types, and Application Process This video provides a general overview of the Fulbright program, the different award types, the components of the application, and what the application process will look like for this year. Fulbright Info Session Transcript Slide 1 Hello everyone. My name is Jason Chan, the Fellowship and Career Advisor at CCPA. Welcome to the Fulbright information video for the 2021-2022 award cycle.    Slide 2 In this session, I’ll be providing a general overview of the Fulbright program, the different Fulbright award...
Handshake’s “Get Hired Remotely” Resources

Handshake’s “Get Hired Remotely” Resources

Check out Handshake’s new “Get Hired Remotely” landing page to access all of their resources for successful virtual job searches in one place!   Here are some highlights from Handshake: Impress employers at virtual events It’s likely that some students are experiencing cancellations for their summer plans. Attending virtual events on Handshake is a great way to get in front of employers and try to find something that fits their needs. Optimize your Handshake profile We’ve shared this article previously, but we want to continue to stress the importance of a complete profile. It’s a simple, but effective way to stand out to employers on Handshake—many employers are still actively engaging with students. Last week, for the first time ever, we surpassed 1 million employer messages sent to students in a single week. Reach out to other students on Handshake Now is a better time than ever for students to connect with each other virtually and do some serious research about jobs. This post details how to message fellow students and alumni for honest answers to career-related questions. Free services and resources to help you right now A list of free tools and services—some career-related, some not—that can help students if they’re displaced or otherwise affected by current...
Fellowships 101 Video Series

Fellowships 101 Video Series

Did you miss the Fellowships 101 virtual info session earlier this week? Take a look at the videos and/or transcripts below to discover: What are Fellowships and Why Should I Consider Them? (Part 1) Finding Relevant Fellowship Opportunities. (Part 2) How Do I Get Started With Applying? (Part 3) Relevant links: Haverford’s Fellowships & Scholarships Webpage Handshake (For making an appointment with Fellowship Advisor, Jason Chan) ProFellow.com PART 1: What Are Fellowships and Why Should I Consider Them? In this first of three videos in the Fellowships 101 series, we’ll be talking about what fellowships are and why you might want to consider one as part of your academic or career plans. View Transcript Slide 1 Hello everyone. My name is Jason Chan, the Fellowship and Career Advisor at CCPA. Welcome to the first part of Fellowships 101. In this first of three videos, we’ll be talking about what fellowships are and why you might want to consider one as part of your academic or career plans. Slide 2 Before we dive in, I want to share some of Haverford’s successes in the world of fellowships. First, Haverford was recently named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for the 5th year in a row. In the last five years, since 2015, 24 Haverford students and alumni have received a Fulbright grant, this represents 30% of all Haverford students and alumni who applied. So this is a pretty high acceptance rate given how competitive the Fulbright can be. And in these same five years, Haverford students and alumni have also received a number of other fellowship awards, so all in all, you are...
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....