Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

Shift Into Gear in the New Year (For Your Career!)

By Jennifer Barr It’s finally 2020 and we hope your break is going well! Many of you have been home for a few weeks now, and we hope you are catching up on sleep, eating healthy and visiting with friends and family. It’s that time of year when many students are trying to figure out practical use of their time before classes begin, and the new year always ushers in a new set of resolutions. One of the smartest ways to utilize January before classes is to spend quality time thinking about next summer, or the next (or initial!) stage of your job search. The more organized you can become over winter break, the healthier your job or internship search will be – and these benefits will be seen as you manage all of your other academics and activities. I know it may seem early, but in the world of the internship and job search, it’s never too early to get started.  Below are some of my recommendations for your Winter Break – make one or more a New Year’s resolution!   1. Create your Resume If you have not already done so, take a stab at a first draft of your resume. You can have the CCPA review it upon your return. Check our samples for layout and structure, taking special note to the tone and use of action verbs. 2. Explore your options Before you even want to look for an internship or job, get some ideas about different careers out there. Narrowing down your search will help keep things manageable and is an important part of the process. The “I can do any job,...
New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

You tech-savvy students may remember “Tri-Co Big Tech Week” from last year, but this year, we have organized so much tech programming that we can’t fit our whole schedule into one week- or even one month for that matter! So, we are super excited to announce the 2019 TRI-CO TECH DAYS! These days span across September, October, and November, and include employer info sessions, alumni career chats, technical skill development, and lots of recruiting/hiring opportunities! Keep an eye out in Handshake as more events and details will be added in the coming weeks. For now, check out this awesome line up:   Tri-Co Hackathon Technical Skill Development Dates: Sept. 27-28, 2019 Location: Haverford, VCAM, Various Rooms About: No experience necessary – Trico Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students of all abilities and interests to participate in the 2019 Trico Hackathon. Learn new skills and create projects that serve local community groups including Puentes de Salud and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity in areas of need, or on self-designed initiatives. If you’re interested in building web or mobile applications, designing interfaces, collecting data, creating multimedia art, etc.,  we encourage you to join us at Haverford College on September 27th and 28th! More Info, Workshops, & Registration: hav.to/hackthetrico   SAP Site Visit  Recruiting, Employer Info Session Date: October 11, 2019, AM  Apply by: Oct. 4, 2019 In Handshake Location:  SAP Campus in Newtown Square – TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED About: SAP is pleased to host a Meet and Greet for Tri-Co students at our Newtown Square Office at 9am on October 11th. They hope you will apply for an opportunity to get to know...
Weekly Events: September 16-22

Weekly Events: September 16-22

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Laura reiter Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Jason Chan Events Monday, September 16 Child Life Career Workshop , Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 9:00 a.m., 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia Generative Decision Making with Sam Slade, Co-founder of Percolabs, Sponsored by HIP 4:15 p.m., VCAM 201 Tuesday, September 17 Hamilton Lane Advisors Information Session 6:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room – Dining Center Wednesday, September 18 Idealist Grad School Fair: Philadelphia 2019 5:00 p.m., 1913 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Launch Your Tech Career (For Non-Techies!) 6:00 p.m., Virtual Event- See link above. Flipboard Information Session 6:30 p.m., Dorothy Vernon Room – New Dorm, Bryn Mawr The Doctor-Patient Relationship: What it Means to be a Competent Physician 7:00 p.m., Room 25, Park Science Building, Bryn Mawr College Thursday, September 19 Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment Information Session 12:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room – Dining Center Graduate School 101 – Tips on the Admissions Process – Guest Speaker: Donald C. Martin, Ph.D. 6:30 p.m., Chase Auditorium Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Summer Internship Connection Event for Tri-Co 7:00 p.m., 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia Urban Teachers Information Session 7:00 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College Friday, September 20 Policy and Government Career Fair 2019 11:00 a.m., 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia Fords on Friday: Ali Wolf ’98 2:00 p.m., Stokes...
Don’t Miss Philly Tech Week 2019!

Don’t Miss Philly Tech Week 2019!

This Friday kicks off the NINTH ANNUAL PHILLY TECH WEEK! Need a study break? Join Techical.ly for events throughout the week designed to celebrate technology and innovation in the Philadelphia region! Here is everything you need to know- straight from Technical.ly’s latest newsletter.   The ninth annual Philly Tech Week Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal returns to celebrate and inspire the local tech community, to challenge ideas and current assumptions and to introduce people to their future through 100 uniquely themed and curated events, creative workshops and smartly organized parties from Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 11, 2019. Notable speakers at the anchor conferences of the week include those from Philadelphia and beyond, including representatives of global tech powerhouses like Google and Amazon and self-made innovators like U.S. Patent Hall of Famer Garrett Brown (steadicam) and Tucker Roberts, President of the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion esports team. Hear from representatives from both major corporate players, SAP, Vanguard, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Salesforce and Comcast NBCUniversal, and from a hearty batch of homegrown company CEOs and executives from, Think Company, Harmelin Media, SEER Interactive, Monetate and learn from on-the-ground change-makers from the Village of Arts and Humanities, ImpactPHL, Hopeworks Camden, plus many more. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Highlighted events during the week include: FRIDAY                 A family friendly outdoor arcade featuring all of the innovation that the local tech scene has to offer joins forces with a 27-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday; where an eclectic gathering of design showrooms and gallery community present the best in creativity and design in a...
Small Talk: Why It Matters and How to Do It [Infographic]

Small Talk: Why It Matters and How to Do It [Infographic]

Reposted from Vault Careers | March 12, 2019 | The original article with any updates since April 29, 2019 can be found here.   While networking is, at its heart, about forming genuine bonds with interesting people, meeting those people usually comes with having to make small talk. And though sometimes dismissed as frivolous, chit-chat is actually an extremely important social tool. It’s how we feel one another out as potential friends and coworkers—so making it through these simple conversations is essential in growing our network and making meaningful connections. Which is exactly what can make it nerve-wracking. Check out this infographic from Onward—it details how to make small talk easy, even for the nervous (and a little sweaty) among...