Meet Your Alumni Association Executive Committee This Saturday, Feb. 8th!

Meet Your Alumni Association Executive Committee This Saturday, Feb. 8th!

Want to get to know your Alumni Association Executive Committee? These alumni leaders will be on campus on February 8 and have set aside time to be a resource for current students like YOU! Ask questions about their career, life after Haverford, how Haverford has changed, their involvement with the college now, see if they have advice for current students, and more! . Students from all class years, majors, and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.  . We ask that you register, but walk-ins are also welcome! . Saturday, February 8, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Bryn Mawr Room – Dining Center . Please note that the dress code is business casual. . Here is a list of tentative alumni attendees: Check out the bios of the Alumni Association Executive Committee in advance. Peter Anderson ’92 is head of school at Washington Latin Public Charter School Beverly Ortega Babers ’84 is the President of Babers Consulting, LLC Kate Benanti ’98 has worked extensively in the art world, including at Sotheby’s, the Barnes Foundation, Gallery 339, and with Peter Rockwell HC ’58 in Rome Dan Bloomfield ’82 is chief medical officer of Cardurion Pharmaceuticals Scott Burau ’02 is a senior manager in the real estate organization at Deloitte LLP Michael Caplan MD ’73 practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Henry Hadad ’88 P’17 is senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Bristol-Meyers Squibb Kaley Klanica ’00 is the director of Research Compliance for Allina Health System Evan LeFlore ’06 is Payments & Consumer Finance Manager at Google Nancy Lewin ’84 is managing director of Nancy Lewin Brand & Marketing Strategic Advisors Grace Mangigian ’16 is an assistant vice president...
Weekly Events: February 3-9

Weekly Events: February 3-9

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer barr Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events   Monday, Feb 3 Finding Local Health-Related Opportunities 5:00 p.m., D.C. – Faculty Dining Room Behavioral Interviewing Workshop presented by MAXIMUS 6:30 p.m., D.C. – Bryn Mawr Room Tuesday, Feb 4 Conversation With Ted Love ’81 4:30 p.m., MCC (Stokes 106) Wednesday, Feb 5 Grad School Panel 7:00 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, Bryn Mawr College Thursday, Feb 6 Common Good Career Fair – 2020 11:00 a.m., Houston Hall, Hall of Flags, UPenn Pre Law: The Law School Application Process 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Friday, Feb 7 Fords on Friday / Friday Finds: Will Coleman ’07 – Co-Sponsored by BMC Special Collections 12:00 p.m., Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College Public Health Meet Up 1:00 p.m., Great Hall – College Hall, Bryn Mawr College Saturday, Feb 8 Career Conversations with Alumni Leaders 4:30 p.m., D.C. – Bryn Mawr Room Sunday, Feb 9 Whitehead Internship Program Application Deadline- Self Designed 11:59 p.m., Online, see link...
SLAC February Video Interview Day: How to Apply and What to Expect

SLAC February Video Interview Day: How to Apply and What to Expect

Participating with SLAC gives you access to off-campus job interviews with leading employers around the country!    The Selective Liberal Arts Consortium provides students with off-campus interview opportunities for post-graduate and internship positions with top employers in many different fields. The organizations that interview through SLAC come from all sectors, including for-profit, nonprofit, and government, and opportunities include entry-level jobs and internships in a wide range of areas, such as: Education Advertising Marketing Political organizing Technology Economic research Consulting Public policy Law Medical & scientific research About SLAC Events We offer 4 recruiting events: two Video Interview Days and two city-based Recruiting Days- in Washington, D.C. and New York. These events are ideal for seniors seeking entry-level jobs, or juniors seeking internships. Each event provides interviews with reputable employers, all in one day. For both the city-based events and the video interview days, students review and apply for opportunities through our online recruiting system. Employers then extend invitations to the applicants they wish to interview, and students schedule their interviews online. City-Based Recruiting Days Our Washington, DC Recruiting Day and New York Recruiting Day are both held in January. Candidates selected for interviews arrange their own travel and accommodations. Recruiting Days provide an opportunity to participate in pre-selected face-to-face interviews. Video Interview Days Video Interview Days enable both employers and students to connect without having to travel off-campus or off-site. These events take place in September and February, and interviews are coordinated through each school’s career center using Zoom or other online service. February Video Interview Day 2020 Timeline Application Deadline: February 2, 2020 Employer Selections: February 3-6, 2020 Primary Selectees...
Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

By Jennifer Barr It’s finally 2020 and we hope your break is going well! Many of you have been home for a few weeks now, and we hope you are catching up on sleep, eating healthy and visiting with friends and family. It’s that time of year when many students are trying to figure out practical use of their time before classes begin, and the new year always ushers in a new set of resolutions. One of the smartest ways to utilize January before classes is to spend quality time thinking about next summer, or the next (or initial!) stage of your job search. The more organized you can become over winter break, the healthier your job or internship search will be – and these benefits will be seen as you manage all of your other academics and activities. I know it may seem early, but in the world of the internship and job search, it’s never too early to get started.  Below are some of my recommendations for your Winter Break – make one or more a New Year’s resolution!   1. Create your Resume If you have not already done so, take a stab at a first draft of your resume. You can have the CCPA review it upon your return. Check our samples for layout and structure, taking special note to the tone and use of action verbs. 2. Explore your options Before you even want to look for an internship or job, get some ideas about different careers out there. Narrowing down your search will help keep things manageable and is an important part of the process. The “I can do any job,...
The *How To* of Informational Interviewing

The *How To* of Informational Interviewing

Talking to professionals in your fields of potential interest is an important exploration tool. It is a way to learn more about the field, to find out if it is a good fit for you, and to gain ideas on how to prepare yourself  to enter the field. Alumni are wonderful resources since they had a similar path. These conversations are called informational interviews. Even though you are hoping to learn and gain information from these interactions, you MUST prepare before reaching out to request an informational interview, and you MUST do research in preparation for the actual conversations. Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for informational interviews: Research about the person you are requesting to talk to for information and advice. Know what their career path and their educational background have been. Using Haverford Connect and LinkedIn (Haverford alumni page) are helpful resources for this preparation. When talking to the alum or other contact, do not ask basic questions about the field that you should have been able to learn from reading preliminary details about the field (CCPA subscribes to Vault for this purpose). Prepare questions that are specific to the person to whom you will be talking. Think of questions that are relevant to their background and experience. Never ask for a job or internship; you are asking for advice and information. Be mindful of their time. Be on time for the video chat, phone call, or in person meeting. Since these are busy individuals, don’t take too much of their time (~15-20 minutes). Be appreciative. Thank them at the end of the meeting...