Handshake’s “Get Hired Remotely” Resources

Handshake’s “Get Hired Remotely” Resources

Check out Handshake’s new “Get Hired Remotely” landing page to access all of their resources for successful virtual job searches in one place!   Here are some highlights from Handshake: Impress employers at virtual events It’s likely that some students are experiencing cancellations for their summer plans. Attending virtual events on Handshake is a great way to get in front of employers and try to find something that fits their needs. Optimize your Handshake profile We’ve shared this article previously, but we want to continue to stress the importance of a complete profile. It’s a simple, but effective way to stand out to employers on Handshake—many employers are still actively engaging with students. Last week, for the first time ever, we surpassed 1 million employer messages sent to students in a single week. Reach out to other students on Handshake Now is a better time than ever for students to connect with each other virtually and do some serious research about jobs. This post details how to message fellow students and alumni for honest answers to career-related questions. Free services and resources to help you right now A list of free tools and services—some career-related, some not—that can help students if they’re displaced or otherwise affected by current...
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....
New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

You tech-savvy students may remember “Tri-Co Big Tech Week” from last year, but this year, we have organized so much tech programming that we can’t fit our whole schedule into one week- or even one month for that matter! So, we are super excited to announce the 2019 TRI-CO TECH DAYS! These days span across September, October, and November, and include employer info sessions, alumni career chats, technical skill development, and lots of recruiting/hiring opportunities! Keep an eye out in Handshake as more events and details will be added in the coming weeks. For now, check out this awesome line up:   Tri-Co Hackathon Technical Skill Development Dates: Sept. 27-28, 2019 Location: Haverford, VCAM, Various Rooms About: No experience necessary – Trico Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students of all abilities and interests to participate in the 2019 Trico Hackathon. Learn new skills and create projects that serve local community groups including Puentes de Salud and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity in areas of need, or on self-designed initiatives. If you’re interested in building web or mobile applications, designing interfaces, collecting data, creating multimedia art, etc.,  we encourage you to join us at Haverford College on September 27th and 28th! More Info, Workshops, & Registration: hav.to/hackthetrico   SAP Site Visit  Recruiting, Employer Info Session Date: October 11, 2019, AM  Apply by: Oct. 4, 2019 In Handshake Location:  SAP Campus in Newtown Square – TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED About: SAP is pleased to host a Meet and Greet for Tri-Co students at our Newtown Square Office at 9am on October 11th. They hope you will apply for an opportunity to get to know...
Careers in Consulting Newsletter

Careers in Consulting Newsletter

Image Source: Dorothy Joseph Careers in Consulting Newsletter Welcome back to campus! The year may have just begun, but the consulting recruiting season is in full swing! This newsletter compiles upcoming events, deadlines, and resources to help students be ready for a career in consulting. Reach out to hc-ccpa@haverford.edu with questions or for more resources. Events Tri-College Consulting Showcase– Don’t miss this MUST ATTEND consulting event this Thursday evening (9/5, 7 PM) at the Inn at Swarthmore. How to get there: A special shuttle will leave the Stokes Blue Bus Stop at 6PM SHARP. Space is limited, first come first served. Students with cars are encouraged to drive (and bring a friend) as there will be lots of parking and limited space on the shuttle. The regular Tri-Co van will be available as well. Space is limited. Take the 5:20 van to arrive on time. The Brattle Group Information Session– 9/9, 7PM, Parrish Hall 159, Swat. The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Analysis Group Info Session– 9/11, 7PM, Parrish Hall 159, Swat. Join us for an information session to learn more about economic consulting, and how you can contribute, learn, and grow at Analysis Group. Charles River Associates Info Session- 9/12, 7PM, Parrish Hall 159, Swat. By attending you can expect to learn about CRA’s mission, structure and heritage, the clients they serve, and their people’s background. Catered towards juniors & seniors. Events: Boston Consulting Group Consulting Career Chat with Jeff Kotzen ’87, BCG – Hear from HC alumnus Jeff Kotzen ’87, Managing Director and Sr....
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...