What Are Your Plans For This Summer?

What Are Your Plans For This Summer?

By Sarah Steenrod As the academic year winds down, it is likely that college students around the world are being asked, “What are your plans for this summer?” Interning at your dream company? Taking classes? Studying abroad? Feeling speechless because you have no idea? If this question makes you cringe, it might mean that you don’t…yet…know what you’ll be up to this summer. The good news is you are in control of how you spend your time this summer and there is still time to make a plan to make the most of it!   Conduct Informational Interviews Reach out to family, friends, or alumni from your university who work at a company/organization of interest to you and set up a time to talk with them about their work, their company, or their city. This is a great way to network and people love to talk about themselves. People also like to help college students because it gives them a chance to “pay it forward,” so do as much of this as you can while you’re still a student. LinkedIn is a great resource for expanding your network – www.linkedin.com/alumni   Get Experience While many students put pressure on themselves to get an internship as early as freshman or sophomore year, most companies target juniors for their internship programs. While you may not land an internship, there are so many opportunities to develop transferable skills through traditional summer jobs. For example, being a server in a restaurant may help you develop strong customer service or communication skills, and working as a camp counselor may help you develop teamwork or problem solving...
Weekly Events: April 22-28

Weekly Events: April 22-28

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Laura Reiter Events Tuesday, April 23 What Should I Know Before the Summer? Computer Science Panel 4:00 p.m., Park 363C, MBC Wednesday, April 24 CHOP Center for Outcomes Research (COR) Info Session with Dr. Jeffrey Silber 5:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room, DC Fulbright Fellowship Information Session 6:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, DC Friday, April 26 NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair 2019 11:00 a.m., Louis Brown Athletic Center/Rutgers Athletic Center at Rutgers University CCPA Intern Preparation: Expectations and Etiquette- Last one! 3:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Fulbright and the Swat Community: A Panel Discussion, Apr 26, 4:30 at Swat 4:30 p.m., Science Center 105, Swarthmore College Sunday, April 28 Be a Historian (of Science)! 2:00 p.m., 104 S 5th St,...
From the Haverblog: Learning on the Job

From the Haverblog: Learning on the Job

This article has been reposted from the Haverblog. To see the original blog post as well as any updates or edits after 4/19/19, please visit this link.    By Allison Wise ’20 | Apr 9, 2019 | Original Post on the Haverblog   The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) is known for facilitating relationships between current and past Haverford students, and nowhere is this more apparent than through their signature externship program. For more than 40 years, the CCPA has played matchmaker for students and alumni sponsors for a weeklong workplace experience over the College’s winter or spring break. An externship is different from an internship in that it is a much shorter engagement (one week versus a whole summer or semester) for professional shadowing rather than hands-on work. And as such it is a much less committal way to test the waters of various lines of work. “Career exploration takes many forms, and shadowing is a great way to sample a career or industry that you are considering without going all-in for a full summer, or saying yes to a full-time job,” said Director of Career Engagement and Initiatives Jennifer Barr. “For liberal arts students, it’s incredibly helpful to shadow someone from the same type of educational background, and witness how alumni transfer their academic skills to the workplace.” The process begins with students pouring over the CCPA’s list of alumni and parent externship sponsors. They then select up to six of them who work in careers they are eager to explore and apply by sending in their resume and an essay outlining their interest. With a strong alumni...
Discover the Fulbright Fellowship

Discover the Fulbright Fellowship

The CCPA is already gearing up for next year! Specifically, we are beginning to prepare students for the 2020-2021 Fullbright Fellowship applications. Will you be one of the students applying? Read on to discover what the Fulbright Fellowship Program is, who should apply, and where you can learn more!  What is the Fulbright Fellowship Program?  “The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.” Source: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program Types of Awards Open Study/Research Awards: With this traditional award, candidates design a research project for a specific country. Read more here. English Teaching Assistant Awards: The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) awards match candidates with classrooms abroad where they will assist local English teachers and serve as a “Cultural ambassador for the U.S..” Read more here. Who should apply? Students can apply during their senior year...
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...