Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101: What are they? Who are they for?

Fellowships 101 By Jason Chan   Do you sometimes wish you could spend all your time exploring and learning about a topic or issue that you’re passionate about? Are there questions you have about the world that you wish you had the opportunity to answer? Do you feel you have the potential to make an impact in society? If you answered “yes” (or even “maybe”) to these questions, you might be a good candidate for a fellowship! Read more to learn about what fellowships are and how you can begin exploring possible opportunities.   What is a fellowship? Although fellowships encompass an array of opportunities, in general, they are short-term funded experiences that allow you to do a deep dive into a particular area of interest. Spending a year or two gaining expert knowledge about a subject you’re passionate about, developing new skills while cultivating ones you already have, and gaining exposure to new perspectives and new communities – these are hallmarks of many fellowship opportunities.   What would I be doing in a fellowship? Fellowships come in a variety of types. Some, like the Fulbright, involve conducting research, while others, like the Rhodes or the Soros, are intended for graduate study in a range of disciplines. Some, like the Fulbright-ETA, are oriented around teaching, while others like the Luce place fellows in service agencies or nonprofit organizations. And while some, like the Gaither, are based in the U.S., others take place overseas or – in the case of the Watson – across multiple countries around the world. Chances are there’s a fellowship opportunity out there that’s relevant to your...
Weekly Events: October 28 – November 3

Weekly Events: October 28 – November 3

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Laura Reiter Weds- Amy Feifer & Laura Reiter Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events Monday, October 28 Federal Reserve Bank New Yyork ‘Spotlight Webinar’ – Statistics Graduate Program 12:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Live Webinar Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Fellows Program 5:oo p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Tuesday, October 29 TechPlay Workshop – Creating Your Website 4:15 p.m., VCAM 101 Spark Philly, sponsored by Campus Philly 5:30 p.m., 3675 Market St, Philadelphia CCPA Peer Career Advising Hours 5:30 p.m., DC- Foyer Tuck Business Bridge Program Info Session at Haverford 6:00 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room Wednesday, October 30 Federal Reserve Bank New Yyork ‘Spotlight Webinar’ – Overview of Early Career Programs 4:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Working in the U.S.: International Alumni Virtual Panel 6:00 p.m., DC- Faculty Dining Room Deerfield Academy Info Session 6:30 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room LiveRamp Tech Talk 7:00 p.m., Parrish Hall 159 (Workshop Room), Swarthmore College Thursday, October 31 Bank of New York Mellon Technology Information Session 6:00 p.m., DC- Swarthmore Room Friday, November 1 College Sponsored Internship Fair 11:30 a.m., DC- Sunken Lounge Saturday, November 2 Haverford and Beyond Alumni and Parent Connections Fair 11:00 a.m., DC- Sunken...
CCPA Summer Series: OptumCare

CCPA Summer Series: OptumCare

By Arielle Schultz As a premed Biology major, my Haverford courses have given me ample exposure to the cellular processes at the root of human health. To learn more about the practice of medicine, I knew I wanted to spend this summer engaged in a patient-care centered environment. Thanks to funding from the Jaharis Primary Care Pre-Medical Internship, I spent my summer as an intern with a family medicine physician at the OptumCare clinic in Cypress, CA. Family Medicine providers see patients of all ages, which lends to an interesting variety of cases. From children who had incurred sports injuries to senior citizens developing dementia, I observed the full breadth of health care management that falls under the umbrella of Family Medicine. Some patients come in once a year for an annual physical, while others with chronic conditions may need to schedule appointments every 3-4 months. Health care providers have to be able to both manage chronic conditions over several years and quickly diagnose and assess acute illnesses and injuries. The physician I shadowed often said to patients, “Sometimes it’s my job to push you into the medical vortex, and sometimes it’s my job to pull you out.” An advantage of healthcare today is patients’ access to subspecialists who can provide expert care and innovative treatment. But diagnostics can be invasive, treatments have risks, and certain medications have negative interactions. Thus, it is part of the Primary Care provider’s job to distinguish red flags from common symptoms or signs of aging, and to advise the patient and their family on whether to consult further medical care or wait-and-see. I...
Weekly Events: September 30 – October 6

Weekly Events: September 30 – October 6

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jason Chan Tues- Laura reiter Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jennifer Barr Events Tuesday, October 1 Yale Law School: Meet with the Director of JD Admissions 12:00 p.m., Room 200- Campus Center, BMC TD Virtual Information Session Series – Human Resources 4:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Wednesday, October 2 Pre-Law: Villanova Law School Fair 11:00 a.m., 299 N Spring Mill Rd, Villanova Friday, October 4 Fords on Friday: Bob Elwood ’82 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Application Deadline: SAP Site Visit and Meet & Greet Opportunity for Tri-Co 11:55 p.m., Apply Online for Newtown Square Event (Transportation provided)- See link...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: The Child Mind Institute

CCPA Summer Series 2019: The Child Mind Institute

By Nicole Litvitskiy The Child Mind Institute I have spent my summer as a Clinical Summer Intern at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. The Child Mind Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults. As an intern, I had the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of the organization. As a group of seven interns, we are exposed to several treatments for a variety of psychological disorders, including receiving training on specific treatment techniques. Throughout our 11 weeks here, we all have the opportunity to observe neuropsychological testing, in which children are assessed on their IQ and several additional measures in a holistic process.  Additionally, Child Mind uses Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to treat children who present disruptive and oppositional behavior. I had the opportunity to set up these sessions, provide childcare according to PCIT guidelines, and observe these sessions. One of the biggest portions of the clinical summer internship at Child Mind is our involvement in the treatment of Selective Mutism, both in the office and off-site for a program called Brave Buddies. Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder in which children are typically talkative at home, but experience a significant amount of anxiety outside the home that leads to an inability to speak. This makes it difficult for children with Selective Mutism to succeed in school and other social situations. The Child Mind Institute uses a behavioral approach based on PCIT to treat Selective Mutism. As part of my internship I received training on how this treatment is provided. Throughout the summer, we conducted weekly...