Cool Tools: Real World Playbook

Cool Tools: Real World Playbook

Whether you are a senior getting ready to graduate, or an underclassman taking on some real-world responsibilities, “adulting” can be a bit of a struggle. You may have a great grasp on how mitochondria work or what Nietzsche thought about objective truth, but how familiar are you with W-4s and FSAs? If you could use some help de-coding finances, healthcare, careers, government responsibilities, and life in general, take a moment to explore the Real World Playbook’s website. Not only do they define and break down the vocabulary used in these areas, they also include useful tools and resources that can make life easier while you figure out this whole “adulting” thing. We especially love their section on work-related topics including: Employer paperwork Salary negotiation Workwear Daily life Commuting Interviews Do you have a go-to tool for navigating the real world? Share it in the comments...
This Weekend: Life Skills Workshop Series by MAAG

This Weekend: Life Skills Workshop Series by MAAG

This weekend, the Haverford College Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) is offering a “Life Skills Workshop Series.” The series consists of two concurrent, hour-long interactive workshops, each of which will be offered twice! Students can attend one or both, in any order they like. All are welcome! When: Saturday, April 13 from 1:00-3:30 pm Where: Faculty Dining Room & Smith Room, DC Schedule: 1:00-2:00 pm – Financial Empowerment Workshop & Identity Capital Workshop 2:00-2:30 pm – Refreshment Break/Opportunity to Connect 2:30-3:30 pm – Identity Capital Workshop & Financial Empowerment Workshop The workshops: FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT: An interactive workshop tailored to help empower participants to make better financial decisions. During the session, we will share the financial wisdom of our facilitators and best practices as we consider the importance of creating a budget, obtaining credit, and planning for retirement. Location: Faculty Dining Room, DC Facilitators: Lamel Jackson ’04 & Ashley Brewer ’06 IDENTITY CAPITAL: An interactive workshop where we hope to explore several practical approaches to maintaining personal authenticity while strategically negotiating the world of work. During this session, we will use our lived experiences and shared best practices to help you consider the power of your own self-presentation, identify tools for decoding professional spaces, and hone skills for sustaining meaningful relationships. Location: Smith Room, DC Facilitators: Rashidah Andrews ’02 & Maurice Rippel ’19 Register: To register for this event, please follow this link to Handshake and RSVP. We hope to see you...
Weekly Events April 8-14

Weekly Events April 8-14

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Amanda Dennis Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Jennifer Barr Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Laura Reiter Events Monday, April 8 Pre-Health: PreRegistration Workshop w/Jodi Domsky 5:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room, DC   Wednesday, April 10 CCPA Intern Preparation: Expectations and Etiquette 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room, DC Careers in Pharma Alumnae/i Panel 5:30 p.m., Ely Room – Wyndham Alumnae House, BMC Creating Logos and Vector Art: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes 205 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above.   Friday, April 12 Fords on Friday – Molly Graepel ’10 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Sophomore Outreach Event 3:00, p.m., New York Mills, New York Saturday, April 13 Life Skills Workshop Series, Financial Empowerment & Identity Capital Workshops, by MAAG 1:00 p.m., Haverford Dining Center- Multiple...
5 Tips for Nailing a Phone Screen – By Vault

5 Tips for Nailing a Phone Screen – By Vault

by Kaitlin McManus | March 19, 2019 | Reposted from Vault | Original Article Including Any Updates I’m a millennial, and I hate talking on the phone. In other news, the sky is blue. It’s not that I’m afraid of talking on the phone—I do it. I just don’t like it. And I don’t like it because I find there’s a disconnect. In an email, you’ve got pretty much all the time in the world to get your point across, use the right words, and strike the right tone. And in person, you can read a person’s expressions and body language to get a sense of how the conversation is going, which is ideal in an interview scenario. A phone call has none of that—both you and your conversation partner are just disembodied voices. The phone screen or phone interview is often the first hurdle that you need to clear in getting a job but, because you can’t really see how a person is responding to your conversation, it adds another layer of removal from the situation and thus another level of anxiety. Here, I’ll get into some ways you can set yourself up for success during a phone screen. 1. Housekeeping No, don’t clean your house. (Although, in a Skype interview, you’ll probably want to do that—or at least the space directly behind you.) I just mean make sure you take care of all the nuts and bolts. Find a quiet space to take the call (i.e., kick your roommates or your kids out of the room), charge your phone, and make sure you’ve taken it off “Do Not Disturb” mode from the movies last...
Weekly Events April 1-7

Weekly Events April 1-7

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Amanda Dennis Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Jennifer Barr Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Laura Reiter Events Monday, April 1 Application Deadline: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Bridge to Consulting Workshop 11:59 p.m., Online, see link above. Google Information Session 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Translating Academia to Career 5:00 p.m., VCAM 201 Watson Fellowship Information Session 3 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room-DC Tuesday, April 2 Social Impact Virtual Career Fair- Government & NGO’s 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Social Impact Virtual Career Fair- Non-Profits, Activism, Volunteering, & Foundations 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. CCPA Intern Preparation: Expectations and Etiquette 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room-DC Wednesday, April 3 Pre-Law Orientation 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 J.P. Morgan Chase- Demystifying HR Live Talk 1:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Demystifying Law School Admissions: Panel of current law students 2:00 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, BMC Business Model Canvas Wokshop with Tiffany Yau, founder of FulPhil 6:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Creating a Portfolio Site: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes 205 Thursday, April 4 Philadelphia-Main Line Health Professions School Expo 4:00 p.m., 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Friday, April 5 Fords on Friday – Jon Fetterolf ’93 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Saturday, April 6 ISA International Connections 2:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium – KINSC Sunday, April 7 Womxn in Economics Alumni Panel 1:00 p.m., TBA- See Handshake...