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...
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...
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...