A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

A Message From Haverford’s Media, Entertainment, and Sports Affinity Group Committee

The Haverford alumni community includes a number of affinity groups, organizations which offer connections around topics and issues of shared interest. Our affinity group, the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Group, is comprised of Haverford alums that work across the spectrum of the Entertainment/Media Industry. Professional Sports, Content Creation, Corporate Strategy, and Talent Representation are just a few of the many subsections of the industry represented by your alums. You may not be thinking about it yet, but the time to take the next step in your career will arrive faster than you think. Whether you’re a first-year student looking to learn more about career paths, a sophomore considering internships, or a senior looking to burnish your resume, we want to be there for you when it’s time to start considering life after Haverford. We’re reaching out because we want to help position you for success. In our conversations as a group, we’ve acknowledged how Haverford students often aren’t aware of careers in our discipline(s). This is something we want to correct, because not only are we all happy with the paths we’ve chosen, but the Media, Entertainment, and Sports space(s) are perfectly suited for an individual with a liberal arts background to thrive in. We’ve listed our professional backgrounds and our contact information below. We want you to reach us out to us–whether it’s concerning your impending graduation, or just to touch base and get a conversation going, we’d love to hear from you.   Sincerely yours,   Zachary Jacobs ’14 Coordinator, Motion Picture Production, ICM Partners Los Angeles, CA Zachary Jacobs ’14 began his career at ICM Partners...
What is “Career Readiness” and Where Can I Get It?

What is “Career Readiness” and Where Can I Get It?

Photo Source: https://www.haverford.edu/home/2013-10-07-200739/then-now-commencement-now What is Career Readiness? The term “career readiness” is frequently thrown around in higher education settings. Whether it is promised to prospective students and parents at admissions info sessions, listed as a learning goal on course syllabi, or declared by students upon graduation, career readiness is on people’s minds at every stage in their education. For a concept so central in higher education, it may surprise you that there was not much consensus around its definition until just a few years ago. In 2014, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted extensive research among employers to finally define career readiness as “the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” NACE identified eight key competencies, listed below, to help students, educators, and employers talk about career readiness with more precision and a common vocabulary.   NACE Career Competencies:  Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness. Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively. Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure and can negotiate and manage conflict....
2018 Career Closet Free “Shopping” Day

2018 Career Closet Free “Shopping” Day

Last week, the CCPA hosted our ever-popular Career Closet Free “Shopping” Event. This event was created to help all Haverford students gain access to free, good-quality, professional attire. Since our last Career Closet event, the CCPA received over 275 donations from the Haverford Community! Every item donated will help Haverford students to look and feel their best at their next interview or day at the office. Of the donations we received, several went towards building up the CCPA’s Lending Closet, a permanent closet housed in Stokes 300, which students can borrow high-quality suits from for interviews. The rest of the donated items were put out for students to take home and keep. To give as many students an opportunity to shop as possible, students were limited to one outfit each until the end of the day, then anyone could come back and take whatever they wished! We ended up giving away about 215 blouses, button-downs, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, ties, and blazers to the 115 students who came to the event over Thursday and Friday! Even the items we have leftover will play a role in helping Haverford students. These items will be sold to second-hand stores and the money earned will go back into building up the Lending Closet and next year’s Career Closet Shopping Event.  Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped to make this year’s donation cycle and shopping event huge successes.   The Lending Closet If you need a professional outfit for your next internship, job, fellowship, or grad school interview, stop by Stokes 300 during our walk-in hours (M-F, 2:30-4:30) and we can help...
Weekly Events: October 1-7

Weekly Events: October 1-7

  Happy Big Tech Week! We are so excited to share all the wonderful events the CCPA is hosting this week with Amazon, Google, and Facebook (in addition to all our non-tech events)! Take a look at what we have going on!  Monday, October 1 Google Info Session & Resume/Tech Interview Prep Workshop 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center Pizza and Pitches 12:30 p.m., Workshop Room, Parrish Hall 159, Swarthmore College Pre-Health: Medical School Admissions Dean’s Panel Discussion 6:00 p.m., Stokes Auditorium Google Resume & Tech Interview Prep Workshop 7:00 p.m., Room 199, Science Center, Swarthmore College U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Information Session 7:00 p.m., Room 200, Campus Center, Bryn Mawr College Tuesday, October 2 Google Outreach Lunch and Network 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center SPARK Philly – a Campus Philly event 5:00 p.m., 3717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Google Kickstart Coding Challenge 7:00 p.m, Room 101, Science Center, Swarthmore College Google Information Session for Juniors and Seniors 7:00 p.m., Dalton 300, Bryn Mawr College Overland Information Session 7:00 p.m., Swarthmore Room, Dining Center Wednesday, October 3 Find & Fund Your Law Degree 12:00 p.m., Room 200, Campus Center, Bryn Mawr College Pathways Programs, presented by U.S. Office of Personnel Management 4:30 p.m., https://pathwaysoct2018hsi.eventbrite.com Network with Amazon 5:30 p.m., KINSC Rotunda Ace an Amazon Interview 6:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium Tech Talk with Stephen Schmidt, HC ‘91, Vice President, Security Engineering & Chief Information Security Officer at Amazon Web Services 7:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium Thursday, October 4 Facebook Coding Interview Workshop and Info Session 12:30 p.m., Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College Facebook Coding Interview Workshop + Info Session 6:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr...
First Ever Career Closet “Shopping Day”

First Ever Career Closet “Shopping Day”

Last April, the pilot of the CCPA’s Career Closet Open House brought over 90 students to our office for a day of “shopping.” We were thrilled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the Haverford Community, who contributed to the project as we collected items during a two week donation period.  With close to 500 articles of clothing, it was more than we ever expected! Starting at 10 am on a Friday, students were able to browse and try on various professional clothing. Because of the enormous amount of donations, each student was able to take up to 5 clothing items. Students were excited  and our halls were filled “shoppers” as soon as our doors opened (considering Havertime plus 10 minutes). The goal of the event was to help students build their professional wardrobes, and guarantee their confidence and success as they embark on their summer journeys. We plan to do this event again in the future, although we may have cleaned out the entirety of Haverford community’s wardrobe 😉  Thank you to the staff who helped in our promotion and planning of this event. This truly felt like a community effort and we could not have done it without you!            ...