Jump Starting Your Job Hunt Over Spring Break

Jump Starting Your Job Hunt Over Spring Break

As your semester has geared up with mid-terms, class projects, papers, exams, practices, and club events, you might have put your career search to the side.  Here are some tips on how to energize your career, job or internship search over spring break. 1. Pick a Direction. Students at every stage of college struggle with figuring out what they want to do. Job hunting can be completely overwhelming if you haven’t narrowed down what you actually want out of your summer or for your first destination after graduation. Use the CCPA’s self-assessment resources to evaluate your own skills, personality style, and interests. You can also contact us to talk through your ideas and questions. Try to narrow your interests down to a couple fields of interest. 2. Learn From Alumni. When you have identified some fields that interest you, contact at least 2 alumni in these fields for information and advice. Talking to alumni will help you to gain an “insider’s perspective” of a field or a certain position. They can tell you about their career path and industry trends and share advice for entering or exploring their industry further. Use our Networking Guide which contains sample emails, tips on questions to ask, and etiquette for reaching out. All HC students have access to the Haverford online alumni community, which contains the online alumni directory (click on Fords Alumni Directory). This is also a great time to update (or set-up) your LinkedIn account. Once you have this account and add your education information, you can go to www.linkedin.com/alumni and search Haverford alumni by industry and location! 3. Narrow It Down and Search. After talking with alumni about your...
Weekly Events: March 4-10

Weekly Events: March 4-10

Happy March (and Mardi Gras) to everyone! We have a light line up this week, so take this time to do some job hunting on your own. Check out our website for a list of resources for finding and nailing the perfect summer opportunity!    Monday, March 4 U.S. Census Bureau Info Table 11:30 a.m., DC Foyer Tuesday, March 5 Student PIRG Info Table 5:00 p.m., DC Foyer Wednesday, March 6 CAMPUS HANGOUT – With PayPal Developers 12:o0 p.m., Online, see link above. Comcast – CXT (Customer Experience Technology) Early Career Networking Night 5:00 p.m., 1800 Arch Street, Philadelphia Multitrack Audio and Podcasting: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall...
Recommended Reading From This Week’s Fords on Friday!

Recommended Reading From This Week’s Fords on Friday!

Today, the CCPA had a special finance-themed Fords on Friday talk with not one, but TWO awesome Haverford Alumni! Varun Bedi ’92 and Sasan Doroudian ’92 both dedicated their Friday lunches this week to sit down and chat with current students about their careers in Finance. Throughout the Q&A session, these alumni recommended several titles for students interested in finance, business, and other fields! Enjoy! Recommended Reads: Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time By Keith Ferrazzi 7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Stephen. R. Covey How to Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman These links lead to the books’ Amazon pages so students can access previews and reader reviews. The CCPA encourages students to check Tripod and reach out the the Haverford Library for these titles.    Speaker Bios   Varun Bedi ’92 Managing Director, Co-Founder, Tenex Capital Management Economics Major Varun leads transaction origination, execution, and structuring activities for Tenex. Tenex is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies. Varun’s focus at Tenex is on identifying and underwriting investments. Varun is one of the founding Managing Directors of Tenex. Previously, Varun served as Senior Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, where he played a wide‐ranging across several portfolio companies from both an operational and financial perspective. Mr. Bedi played a key role in the successful build‐out of Cerberus Operations into one of the leading portfolio management entities in the industry. Through his active sourcing activities, Mr. Bedi helped build and expand the Cerberus presence in the Canadian and Indian markets. Varun joined...
Weekly Events: February 25 – March 3

Weekly Events: February 25 – March 3

We have a busy week of workshops and events planned for students. Don’t miss out, here’s what’s going on!    Tuesday, February 26 NET/WORK Philly 2019 3:00 p.m., 29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia Simulated Hiring Committee (Resume & Cover Letter Workshop) 4:00 p.m., Dalton Hall 25, BMC Fidelity Asset Management Uncovered 4:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Open Class on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and UN Sustainability Goals 7:30 p.m., CPGC Cafe- Stokes Hall Wednesday, February 27 Social Justice & Advocacy Meet Up 5:00 p.m., Great Hall – College Hall, Bryn Mawr College Illustration in Motion: TechPlay Series 6:30 p.m., Stokes Hall 205 Spotlight on Alums- Urban Teachers 8:00 p.m., Online, see link above. Thursday, February 28 QuEST Information Table 11:30 a.m., Dining Center Foyer Google Hash Code 2019 12:30 p.m. EST, Online, see link above. Friday, March 1 Professional Headshots @ the DC Sunken Lounge 11:00 a.m., DC Sunken Lounge Fords on Friday: Special Finance Event with Varun Bedi ’92 and Sasan Doroudian ’92 12:00 p.m., DC Swarthmore Room Public Health Opportunities Meet Up 1:00 p.m., Great Hall – College Hall, BMC Translating Your On-Campus Experience to the Outside World: Career Skills Mini-Workshop 2:00 p.m., Dining Center East Lounge (Room 032) Saturday, March 2 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – Philadelphia Office Site Visit for Tri-Colleges 11:59 p.m., Online, see link above....
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...