Weekly Events: February 11-17

Weekly Events: February 11-17

Happy (Almost) Valentine’s Day! We’re wishing you everything that makes you the happiest! Here’s some events we love this week: Monday, February 11 Meet Urban Teachers Baltimore Information Session 7:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Tuesday, February 12 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Info Session 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room-DC Fidelity’s Boundless Seminar for Young Women 4:oo p.m., Online, see link above. Students of LinkedIn- Hosted by Elom Tettey-Tamaklo and Talia Scott 4:30 p.m., Stokes 300 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 13 Alumni Career Conversation: Morgan Langley ’11 12:30 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College ♡ Thursday, February 14 ♡  ESF Camps Information Table 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Foyer- DC Wired Philly: Networking with Science and Tech- By Campus Philly 5:45 p.m., 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia Friday, February 15 Fords on Friday – Lulu Krause ’12 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Building Your Network 3:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC...
Weekly Events: November 12-18

Weekly Events: November 12-18

We hope pre-registration is going well for everyone! Here are the CCPA events going on this week:   Tuesday, November 13 Engage Philly- a Campus Philly Event 5:00 p.m., 1900 S Market Street, Philadelphia Wednesday, November 14 Urban Teachers Information Table 5:00 p.m., DC Foyer Careers in Law Alumni Panel 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC Thursday, November 15 Career Closet Open House Free “Shopping” Event 10:00 a.m., Stokes 300 Fords on Thursday Night- Emma Yun ’10 7:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room- DC Friday, November 16 Fords on Friday – Tommy Bryan ’08 12:00 p.m., Stokes...
Welcome Mike, our new Career Counselor!

Welcome Mike, our new Career Counselor!

Meet Mike Hertel: Our newest Career Counselor here at the CCPA! If you want to come in and talk to him, be sure to schedule an appointment at haverford.joinhandshake.com/ Education: My undergraduate degree is a BA in History and in Government from the University of Notre Dame, while my graduate degree is a Master in Education Counseling and Development from Montana State University-Northern. Favorite Books: Into the Wild, Call of the Wild, A Walk in the Woods, The Life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters Favorite TV Shows: M*A*S*H, Notre Dame Football, Philadelphia Flyers Hockey, and NHL Rival Night on NBC Favorite Movies: The Sure Thing, Rain Man, Goodwill Hunting, Apoll0 13, The Imitation Game, Wind River Fun Fact: All four members of my family (me, my wife, two daughters) were born in completely different locations, representing two countries and three US states. Role in CCPA: I provide career counseling/advising to current students and alumni. This means I help them answer the “What should I do with my life?” question, demystify the job search/grad school application process, help them identify and pursue opportunities relevant to their interests, skills, and values, etc. Ultimately, I help students effectively connect their education to their career of...
Where They’re Headed: Malin Ehrsam ’18 – Teach for America

Where They’re Headed: Malin Ehrsam ’18 – Teach for America

Next week (Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm, Faculty Dining Room), the CCPA will be welcoming Teach for America recruiters to campus to give an information session on their organization. Read about Malin Ehrsam, a recent HC grad who has recently joined the TFA team! By Caroline Tien ’20 | Aug. 7, 2018 | Originally Published at blogs.haverford.edu Spanish major and environmental studies minor Malin Ehrsam ’18 has gone from being a student to a teacher in one fell swoop. Just a few short weeks ago, she was studying for finals; now, as a Teach for America (TFA) employee, she’s the one assigning material. “Currently, I’m teaching second-grade English Language Arts for summer school,” Ehrsam says. “The days start early, around 7 a.m., and end around 12 p.m., after the students go home and preparation for the next day is complete. Right now, my second-graders are improving their literacy skills through learning about the states of matter. It has been fun to see their curiosity grow as we learn more about the topic.” Though Ehrsam had always liked working with children, she’d never much considered a career as a teacher prior to her senior year. It took an information session on TFA, hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Advising this past fall, to change that. “I learned more about the mission of TFA, which is to ‘Expand opportunity for children by affecting profound systemic change,’” Ehrsam says. “TFA finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field to shape the broader system in which schools operate. This really resonated with me, so I decided to...
Tech Visionaries Share Their Best Career Advice With Interns- TechCrunch Repost

Tech Visionaries Share Their Best Career Advice With Interns- TechCrunch Repost

Most weeks we share five tips from our last Fords on Friday speaker, but this week, we want to share 22 tips from big names in the tech industry to get you ready for TRI-CO BIG TECH WEEK! Tech giants Amazon, Google, and Facebook will be on campus starting today until Friday for networking and recruiting events. What advice will you take from this article? Tech Visionaries Share Their Best Career Advice With Interns By Lucas Matney |  Lucas Matney@lucasmtny  | 2015   “Someone in this room, I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company and change the world in a big way, and 90 percent of the people in this room will end up with a career they somewhat regret and will wish that they had gone in a different way.” – Sam Altman Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, was the final speaker of the evening at Internapalooza, and despite the fact that the high-energy group of a couple thousand Silicon Valley interns had been sitting through nearly two hours of speakers, they were listening on bated breath. The intern event, held at Parc 55 in San Francisco, had attracted representatives from some of the biggest names in the industry: Apple, Airbnb, Palantir, Andreesen Horowitz and dozens of others. It also hosted a group of speakers, consisting of billionaires, founders, CEOs and venture capitalists, that imparted their wisdom to the next generation of Silicon Valley leaders that were in attendance. Advice ranged from the cliché to the profound, but all of the interns I spoke with said that they were walking away from the conference with...