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....
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...
Announcing: CCPA Peer Career Advising

Announcing: CCPA Peer Career Advising

NEW: CCPA Peer Career Advising Starting this fall, the CCPA will be hosting Peer Career Advising Hours! These sessions will be run by the office’s Advising Intern, Alex Venturini ’21. Alex will be able to assist students of all class years with Handshake, Haverford Connect, on-the-spot resume reviews, and the navigation of CCPA resources. Advising Hours – Fall 2019: CCPA (Stokes 300): Mondays, October 7-December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM Lutnick Library 225: Wednesdays, October 23-December 11, 7:30-8:30 PM Except for November 27th Dining Center Foyer: Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Friday, October 25, 12:15 – 1:45 PM Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Friday, November 8,  12:15 – 1:45 PM   This slideshow requires...
Weekly Events: April 15-21

Weekly Events: April 15-21

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Laura Reiter +Bonus Walk-in Hours (3-4:30) for Fulbright Fellowship Questions with Amy Feifer Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Amanda Dennis Events Tuesday, April 16 NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Information Session 9:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, April 17 Interviewing from the Employer’s Perspective 6:30 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, BMC Thursday, April 18 J.P Morgan Chase- HR Virtual Office Hours 12:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Campus to Careers for Students with Disabilities 2:00 p.m., Online, see link above. CCPA Intern Preparation: Expectations and Etiquette 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room, DC Elite Scholars of China (ESC) Virtual Information Session 8:00, p.m., Online, see link...
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...