Weekly Events: April 22-28

Weekly Events: April 22-28

Walk-in Advising Schedule (15 min drop-in appointments, 2:30-4:30 p.m) Mon- Jennifer Barr Tues- Mike Hertel Weds- Amanda Dennis Thurs- Amy Feifer Fri- Laura Reiter Events Tuesday, April 23 What Should I Know Before the Summer? Computer Science Panel 4:00 p.m., Park 363C, MBC Wednesday, April 24 CHOP Center for Outcomes Research (COR) Info Session with Dr. Jeffrey Silber 5:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room, DC Fulbright Fellowship Information Session 6:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, DC Friday, April 26 NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair 2019 11:00 a.m., Louis Brown Athletic Center/Rutgers Athletic Center at Rutgers University CCPA Intern Preparation: Expectations and Etiquette- Last one! 3:00 p.m., Stokes 300 Fulbright and the Swat Community: A Panel Discussion, Apr 26, 4:30 at Swat 4:30 p.m., Science Center 105, Swarthmore College Sunday, April 28 Be a Historian (of Science)! 2:00 p.m., 104 S 5th St,...
Cool Tools: Real World Playbook

Cool Tools: Real World Playbook

Whether you are a senior getting ready to graduate, or an underclassman taking on some real-world responsibilities, “adulting” can be a bit of a struggle. You may have a great grasp on how mitochondria work or what Nietzsche thought about objective truth, but how familiar are you with W-4s and FSAs? If you could use some help de-coding finances, healthcare, careers, government responsibilities, and life in general, take a moment to explore the Real World Playbook’s website. Not only do they define and break down the vocabulary used in these areas, they also include useful tools and resources that can make life easier while you figure out this whole “adulting” thing. We especially love their section on work-related topics including: Employer paperwork Salary negotiation Workwear Daily life Commuting Interviews Do you have a go-to tool for navigating the real world? Share it in the comments...
7 Professional Etiquette Rules to Live By

7 Professional Etiquette Rules to Live By

Professional etiquette is the unwritten code of conduct people are expected to follow in the workplace and at professional events. As a Haverford student, you likely already follow most, if not all of these just by adhering to the Honor Code. However, it never hurts to brush up to make sure you’re making good impressions. Here are seven rules that should live by in any professional setting:   1. Be on time. You know the phrase “If you’re early, you’re on time, if you’re on time, you’re late”? Follow it! Havertime doesn’t apply anywhere besides in class on campus.           2. Dress appropriately. Just because nobody explicitly told you to show up dressed professionally, doesn’t mean you should come in sweats and flip-flops. If you are going to work or a professional event, even those on campus, you should do your best to dress appropriately. It shows that you care. If you don’t have professional clothes, contact the CCPA and we can help you find something temporary from our Career Closet or direct you towards where you can find inexpensive permanent items.   3. Keep personal and professional separate. Don’t use your work computer, email, calendar, and/or other accounts for personal activities. When you’re at work, you should be doing work-related activities. The same goes for office conversation. It is fine to be open and talk about yourself in the workplace, but be careful not to overshare!             4. Be professional and positive on social media. Never post negative content about an employer, manager, or colleague online, even if you have a private account. There...
Choosing and Using Your Major

Choosing and Using Your Major

By Alex Venturini ’21 The process of choosing a major is fraught with difficult choices, all of which feel monumentally important: your major shapes not only the next two years of college life, but also, seemingly, your career prospects for the rest of your working life. Questions you may now be asking yourself include: Do I choose something practical, or something I love doing? Whose opinions should I take into consideration: my parents, my friends, my family, my dean, my professors..? Which department(s) do I prefer? What can I see myself doing in the future, and which major(s) will help me in doing that? As the April 19th deadline for declaring a major approaches, it is important to think seriously about this significant decision. Read on to dispel some myths surrounding undergraduate majors and to find valuable resources available to Haverford students.   What is the most practical major? In his New York Times article “Choosing a Practical Major”, Dean of Academic Affairs Phil Bean examines traditional advice to major in something ‘practical.’ He gives the following advice: Any definition of the practical that fails to take into account an individual’s interests, demonstrable aptitude, or current state of personal development will tend to undermine the ability to get the most out of college. Rather than choosing a major based on prestige or perceived financial pay-off, it is important to choose a major that aligns with your interests. Dean Bean highlights how doing well in your classes, which comes easier with interest, ultimately represents “the ability to identify, define, research and offer well-composed analyses for complex problems.” These are useful skills...
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...