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: 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...