Attention Pre-Law Students: Upcoming LSAT Changes

Attention Pre-Law Students: Upcoming LSAT Changes

By Trevor Larner Major changes are coming for future law students, as LSAC recently announced that the LSAT will be transitioning to digital-only starting with the July 2019 test. If you plan on taking the test in July of 2019, you may be assigned a paper-and-pencil test or a digital test (which test you receive will not be known in advance). However, to make things easier for you during the transition, LSAC is offering July 2019 test takers the option to see their score before making the decision on whether to cancel it. If you decide to cancel, you can take the test once more free of charge through April 2020. Following the July 2019 test, all exams will be administered digitally. Some highlights regarding the transition: June 2019: Last paper/pencil exam. July 2019: Some paper, some digital. Most test takers will not know their format beforehand. As a result, those taking the July 2019 LSAT will be allowed to cancel their score after seeing it. This is a unique opportunity. September 2019: Fully digital exam. The new digital test will be delivered on a tablet interface and will include positive features such as faster reporting of scores. Don’t fret if you have already bought an LSAT review book, as those are still good, but there will soon be new materials specifically designed for the tablet interface. This change coincides with an increase in the number of test dates from six to nine, giving students more flexibility on when to take the exam. The change to the new digital system also requires changes to the writing portion of the...
A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

The Haverford alumni community includes a number of affinity groups, organizations which offer connections around topics and issues of shared interest. Our affinity group, the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Group, is comprised of Haverford alums that work across the spectrum of the Entertainment/Media Industry. Professional Sports, Content Creation, Corporate Strategy, and Talent Representation are just a few of the many subsections of the industry represented by your alums. You may not be thinking about it yet, but the time to take the next step in your career will arrive faster than you think. Whether you’re a first-year student looking to learn more about career paths, a sophomore considering internships, or a senior looking to burnish your resume, we want to be there for you when it’s time to start considering life after Haverford. We’re reaching out because we want to help position you for success. In our conversations as a group, we’ve acknowledged how Haverford students often aren’t aware of careers in our discipline(s). This is something we want to correct, because not only are we all happy with the paths we’ve chosen, but the Media, Entertainment, and Sports space(s) are perfectly suited for an individual with a liberal arts background to thrive in. We’ve listed our professional backgrounds and our contact information below. We want you to reach us out to us–whether it’s concerning your impending graduation, or just to touch base and get a conversation going, we’d love to hear from you.   Sincerely yours,   Zachary Jacobs ’14 Coordinator, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners Los Angeles, CA Zachary Jacobs ’14 began his career at ICM Partners...
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...
What is “Career Readiness” and Where Can I Get It?

What is “Career Readiness” and Where Can I Get It?

Photo Source: https://www.haverford.edu/home/2013-10-07-200739/then-now-commencement-now What is Career Readiness? The term “career readiness” is frequently thrown around in higher education settings. Whether it is promised to prospective students and parents at admissions info sessions, listed as a learning goal on course syllabi, or declared by students upon graduation, career readiness is on people’s minds at every stage in their education. For a concept so central in higher education, it may surprise you that there was not much consensus around its definition until just a few years ago. In 2014, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted extensive research among employers to finally define career readiness as “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” NACE identified eight key competencies, listed below, to help students, educators, and employers talk about career readiness with more precision and a common vocabulary.   NACE Career Competencies:  Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness. Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively. Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure and can negotiate and manage conflict....
Welcome Mike, our new Career Counselor!

Welcome Mike, our new Career Counselor!

Meet Mike Hertel: Our newest Career Counselor here at the CCPA! If you want to come in and talk to him, be sure to schedule an appointment at haverford.joinhandshake.com/ Education: My undergraduate degree is a BA in History and in Government from the University of Notre Dame, while my graduate degree is a Master in Education Counseling and Development from Montana State University-Northern. Favorite Books: Into the Wild, Call of the Wild, A Walk in the Woods, The Life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters Favorite TV Shows: M*A*S*H, Notre Dame Football, Philadelphia Flyers Hockey, and NHL Rival Night on NBC Favorite Movies: The Sure Thing, Rain Man, Goodwill Hunting, Apoll0 13, The Imitation Game, Wind River Fun Fact: All four members of my family (me, my wife, two daughters) were born in completely different locations, representing two countries and three US states. Role in CCPA: I provide career counseling/advising to current students and alumni. This means I help them answer the “What should I do with my life?” question, demystify the job search/grad school application process, help them identify and pursue opportunities relevant to their interests, skills, and values, etc. Ultimately, I help students effectively connect their education to their career of...