From the Haverblog: 2019 Haverford House Fellows

From the Haverblog: 2019 Haverford House Fellows

Gabe Halperin-Goldstein ’19, Lilian Domenick ’19, Feven Gezahegn ’19, Ceci Silberstein ’19, Hanae Togami ’19, and Amanda Grolig ’19 will spend next year working at Philadelphia nonprofits and strengthening connections between the College and the city. The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) has named its 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows. These six seniors, who were chosen for this fellowship for their commitment to social justice and community action, will spend the upcoming academic year after their College graduation working four days per week with nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region and sharing a house together in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Cedar Park. The fellows, who serve as liaisons between the CPGC and local social action agencies, as well as collaborators with Haverford community members, dedicate their fifth workday to projects that engage the College with local groups devoted to creating a more socially just, healthy, and vibrant community. The 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows and their host organizations are: Spanish major Lillian Domenick, who will work at Puentes de Salud‘s Hacia el Futuro Education Program Biology major Feven Gezahegn, who will work for African Family Health Organization (AFHO) Sociology major Amanda Grolig, who will work for Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Save Your Home Philly Sociology major Gabe Halperin-Goldstein, who will work for Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities Environmental Studies and Mathematics double major Ceci Silberstein ’19, who will work for the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Biology major Hanae Togami, who will work for HIAS PA Follow the current class of fellows, who are posting monthly about their work, house activities, and independent projects that connect the Haverford College community with Philadelphia. Read more about Fords who have won fellowships, scholarships, or grants. Originally published by Rebecca Raber, Director...
A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

The Haverford alumni community includes a number of affinity groups, organizations which offer connections around topics and issues of shared interest. Our affinity group, the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Group, is comprised of Haverford alums that work across the spectrum of the Entertainment/Media Industry. Professional Sports, Content Creation, Corporate Strategy, and Talent Representation are just a few of the many subsections of the industry represented by your alums. You may not be thinking about it yet, but the time to take the next step in your career will arrive faster than you think. Whether you’re a first-year student looking to learn more about career paths, a sophomore considering internships, or a senior looking to burnish your resume, we want to be there for you when it’s time to start considering life after Haverford. We’re reaching out because we want to help position you for success. In our conversations as a group, we’ve acknowledged how Haverford students often aren’t aware of careers in our discipline(s). This is something we want to correct, because not only are we all happy with the paths we’ve chosen, but the Media, Entertainment, and Sports space(s) are perfectly suited for an individual with a liberal arts background to thrive in. We’ve listed our professional backgrounds and our contact information below. We want you to reach us out to us–whether it’s concerning your impending graduation, or just to touch base and get a conversation going, we’d love to hear from you.   Sincerely yours,   Zachary Jacobs ’14 Coordinator, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners Los Angeles, CA Zachary Jacobs ’14 began his career at ICM Partners...
Coming Up: Conversations with Alumni Leaders

Coming Up: Conversations with Alumni Leaders

This Saturday, February 9th, the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) will be meeting on Haverford’s Campus. They have set aside time to meet with current Haverford students in the Bryn Mawr Room of the Dining Center from 4:30-5:30 pm. During this event, all students are encouraged to come and meet the members of Haverford’s AAEC! This is an excellent opportunity for both students who are brand new to networking and those who have lots of experience. These alumni are excited to share career insights, connect about life at Haverford, give advice about life after Haverford, and get to know current students! The list and bios of potential attendees can be found at hav.to/aaec . Please register here by Thursday, Feb. 7.  Registered students will receive a confirmation email with the event details. *Dress Code: Business...
Weekly Events: October 1-7

Weekly Events: October 1-7

  Happy Big Tech Week! We are so excited to share all the wonderful events the CCPA is hosting this week with Amazon, Google, and Facebook (in addition to all our non-tech events)! Take a look at what we have going on!  Monday, October 1 Google Info Session & Resume/Tech Interview Prep Workshop 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center Pizza and Pitches 12:30 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College Pre-Health: Medical School Admissions Dean’s Panel Discussion 6:00 p.m., Stokes Auditorium Google Resume & Tech Interview Prep Workshop 7:00 p.m., Room 199, Science Center, Swarthmore College U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Information Session 7:00 p.m., Room 200, Campus Center, Bryn Mawr College Tuesday, October 2 Google Outreach Lunch and Network 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center SPARK Philly – a Campus Philly event 5:00 p.m., 3717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Google Kickstart Coding Challenge 7:00 p.m, Room 101, Science Center, Swarthmore College Google Information Session for Juniors and Seniors 7:00 p.m., Dalton 300, Bryn Mawr College Overland Information Session 7:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room, Dining Center Wednesday, October 3 Find & Fund Your Law Degree 12:00 p.m., Room 200, Campus Center, Bryn Mawr College Pathways Programs, presented by U.S. Office of Personnel Management 4:30 p.m., https://pathwaysoct2018hsi.eventbrite.com Network with Amazon 5:30 p.m., KINSC Rotunda Ace an Amazon Interview 6:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium Tech Talk with Stephen Schmidt, HC ‘91, Vice President, Security Engineering & Chief Information Security Officer at Amazon Web Services 7:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium Thursday, October 4 Facebook Coding Interview Workshop and Info Session 12:30 p.m., Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College Facebook Coding Interview Workshop + Info Session 6:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr...
CCPA Summer Series 2017: Stephanie Lukez ‘19 GoodCompany Ventures, Philadelphia PA

CCPA Summer Series 2017: Stephanie Lukez ‘19 GoodCompany Ventures, Philadelphia PA

When beginning my internship search for the summer of 2017, I had previous summer experiences working with an investment company, and a consulting company that focused on social impact. This summer I was hoping to find an opportunity that combined my passion for social impact, with my interest in business development and investment. Whitehead’s established relationships with various companies across the country made it possible for me to have the privilege of working for GoodCompany Ventures. GCV’s core program challenges socially minded entrepreneurs to scope and quantify opportunity that their innovation presents and create a refined plan to defend their capitalization strategy. GCV hosts selected entrepreneurs for 12 weeks and guides them through panels, workshops, coaching and peer critique that culminates in an investor pitch event in September. Fundamental to GCV’s work is the engagement of entrepreneurial innovation in response to unmet social needs is translating these needs – hunger, disease, public safety – in terms that mobilize entrepreneurs. GCV finesses the cross road of global impact and noticeable results. Their goal is to enable individuals with ingenious innovations which could turn into a successful business. GCV gives innovators the tools to develop their ideas by reframing their social problems as market opportunities which are scalable models for long-term change. Thus, ultimately mobilizing capital to maximize their impact. This summer the cohort of innovators that GCV hosted was called Climate Ventures 2.0. CV 2.0 is an innovation engine designed to focus private sector resources committed by the Obama administration’s White House’s Climate Data Initiative on entrepreneurs with innovations that can enhance climate adaptation and resilience efforts. The first cohort of...