Weekly Events: February 18-24

Weekly Events: February 18-24

We hope last night was a successful and productive plenary for everyone!  Here are the career events happening on and around campus this week!   Tuesday, February 19 Preparing Culturally Competent Teachers 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Wednesday, February 20 Introduction to Digital Photography: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall 205 Urban Teachers Info Session 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Thursday, February 21 Museums Meet Up 4:30 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, Bryn Mawr College Friday, February 22 Sixth Annual Penn Law Sports Law Symposium 9:00 a.m., 3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia Fords on Friday – Chris Kluchman ’87 12:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn 2:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room- DC Saturday, February 23 A Day in the Life: A Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine 9:00 a.m., 5th Floor, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia Google Kick Start Coding Competition 4:00 p.m., Online, see link...
Spring Break Externships- Apply by Jan 31!

Spring Break Externships- Apply by Jan 31!

Spring Break Externships are open to ALL students! Gain a firsthand glimpse into a career field of interest: Medicine, Law, Education, Arts, Business and more! Christina Brown with Extern Sponsor Judge Millett and the female clerks and interns in her courtroom. Emma Castiblanco, Extern Sponsor Dr. Jonathan Tobin, and Catherine Kim Shu Min He with extern sponsor Margaret at ACLU San Diego What students say about the program: “It was great!  It was invaluable for my professional and intellectual development and I would highly recommend it.” “It was amazing and my week shadowing was really valuable. I definitely feel I can make a more informed decision about my career because of this experience.” “A great opportunity and an excellent first stepping stone for many students.”   Apply by Thursday, January 31, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. Application for the Extern Program is a 3-STEP PROCESS: Research the extern opportunities. Pay special attention to the details the sponsors provided. Download the extern sponsor booklet. Upload your resume and Extern essay (“other document”), AND apply for the Extern Program in Handshake. Complete online preference form. *By applying to the Extern Program, you are making a commitment to participate. The HC CCPA & BMC CPD will be matching students and externsites, trying our best to give you one of your top six choices. This may not be possible in all cases.* More Information: Search Handshake for the “Extern Program” job or stop by our office (Stokes 300). List of Externship Opportunities For your convenience, here is a brief overview of the sponsors.   You MUST read the specific sponsor forms for details about the specific opportunity in the extern booklet.  The online form requires you to have the name of the sponsor, which you will find when you research the opportunities. Position Organization Location 5th Grade STEM Teacher New York...
Winter Break Planning for Pre-Health Students

Winter Break Planning for Pre-Health Students

Winter Break Planning for Pre-Health Students By Jodi Domsky As fall semester winds down, I wanted to share some information about winter break ideas for a variety of topics including spring semester, summer internships, gap year jobs for graduating seniors, and tasks you can work on if you are applying to med school or taking the MCAT this summer. Health-Related Opportunities for Spring Semester Winter break is a good time to look into setting up a clinical or research volunteer position/internship for spring semester if your schedule allows. This link will give you a helpful overview of how to get started. The Bryn Mawr College Civic Engagement Office (CEO) directory of health care volunteer opportunities in the Mainline and Philadelphia area.  In addition, our CPGC Office has an interactive map on their website that you may find useful. Summer Internships  Winter break is a good time to explore options for summer internships and volunteer opportunities. Sophomores and juniors can work on application materials for College Sponsored Internships. The internship that I manage is the Jaharis Summer Primary Care Internship Program.  To be eligible for the Jaharis internship you need to find your own site, and that may take a while. The application deadline is February 17, 2019.  Applications can be submitted even if you still have not confirmed the clinical setting by February 17. If you need more information on potential site liaisons please email Leslie Wood at lwood@haverford.edu. Other ideas are to explore hospital volunteer opportunities, EMT, phlebotomy or hospice training programs, and/or research opportunities near your home. Gap Year Jobs for Seniors There are several events in the spring coordinated by CCPA that you may find helpful in your job search. Register now for the Tri-College Recruiting Day and...
Five Tips from Fords on Friday: Kiame Mahaniah ’93, CEO of Lynn Community Health Center

Five Tips from Fords on Friday: Kiame Mahaniah ’93, CEO of Lynn Community Health Center

Kiame Mahaniah ’93 Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Community Health Center Independent Major in Political Economy   About Kiame Mahaniah:  After graduating from high school at the Lycée Prince de Liège in Kinshasa (DRC), Dr. Kiame Mahaniah had the great joy of obtaining his BA in Political Economy at Haverford College. After attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed a family medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center–St. Margaret Memorial Hospital. Dedicated to the care of vulnerable populations, he has spent his professional career working in federal qualified health centers. Dr. Mahaniah’s twin clinical interests are integrating substance use disorder treatment into primary care and teaching. He teaches in the family medicine department at TUSM as well in the Tufts Student Service Scholar Program. He serves as the CEO of the Lynn Community Health Center, an FQHC 10 miles north of Boston. In addition, he sits on the TUSM Admissions committee. Outside of work, soccer and reading focus his free time. He is married to Dr. Katrin Schneck, a family physician who practices at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. Their lives center on their two children, a 20 year old son and a 16 year old daughter.   Five Tips from the Fords on Friday Talk: Don’t go straight from undergrad to medical school. One of the first pieces of advice that Kiame shared with the students who attended his talk today was that they should take some time off before medical school. He described medical school as a “really, really, long run” and “not the comfortable kind.” From his perspective, a few years in between...