Attention Pre-Law Students: Upcoming LSAT Changes

Attention Pre-Law Students: Upcoming LSAT Changes

By Trevor Larner Major changes are coming for future law students, as LSAC recently announced that the LSAT will be transitioning to digital-only starting with the July 2019 test. If you plan on taking the test in July of 2019, you may be assigned a paper-and-pencil test or a digital test (which test you receive will not be known in advance). However, to make things easier for you during the transition, LSAC is offering July 2019 test takers the option to see their score before making the decision on whether to cancel it. If you decide to cancel, you can take the test once more free of charge through April 2020. Following the July 2019 test, all exams will be administered digitally. Some highlights regarding the transition: June 2019: Last paper/pencil exam. July 2019: Some paper, some digital. Most test takers will not know their format beforehand. As a result, those taking the July 2019 LSAT will be allowed to cancel their score after seeing it. This is a unique opportunity. September 2019: Fully digital exam. The new digital test will be delivered on a tablet interface and will include positive features such as faster reporting of scores. Don’t fret if you have already bought an LSAT review book, as those are still good, but there will soon be new materials specifically designed for the tablet interface. This change coincides with an increase in the number of test dates from six to nine, giving students more flexibility on when to take the exam. The change to the new digital system also requires changes to the writing portion of the...
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...
The Whitehead Internship Program – Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Whitehead Internship Program – Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! The Whitehead Internship Program Fund was established to encourage Haverford students to engage in a summer work experience related to entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities. The intent is to provide stipends and appropriate living expenses, if necessary, for summer experiences for which students might not otherwise receive the funding. Details can be found here. Please download or print out these procedures, and follow them carefully. Both College Partners and Self-Design require an orientation, resume, unofficial transcript, and essay. Please attend one of the following REQUIRED Information Sessions: December 5, 2018: 6:00pm January 23, 2019: 6:00pm January 30, 3019: 12:00pm Qwajarik Sims at Shift Capital Sarah Svetec during her summer at the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) Kendall Robison ’20 with Matthew Jennings ‘99 at DLL (De Lage Landen) during her summer there. Sarah Kay and Benjamin Field at Cantor Fitzgerald, Equity Capital Markets, New York NY Austin Huber on Alcatraz Island with the San Francisco skyline in the background.   Deadline: February 4, 2019 Applicants must follow a 3-step process that includes requesting a letter of recommendation, filling out the required application, and applying directly to the organizations through Handshake. 2019 Whitehead Internship Partners  Ardmore Initiative, Ardmore, PA: economic & community development DLL De Lage Landen – Phoenix Program, Wayne, PA: finance Econsult Solutions, Philadelphia, PA: economic consulting The Education Outcome Consortium (EOC), New York, NY or Portland, ME: start-up, talent acquisition Engagious, New York, NY: entrepreneurial, effective business communications HPED Haverford Partnership for Economic Development, Havertown, PA: economic & community development MAXSA Innovations, Fairfax Station, VA: entrepreneurial, innovation safety products MKThink, San Francisco, CA: enterprising innovation Shift Capital, Philadelphia, PA: real estate, finance,...
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....
CCPA Summer Series 2018: Saint Louis Zoo

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Saint Louis Zoo

By Claire Burdick This summer I am a research intern in the Behavior Lab at the Saint Louis Zoo. A typical day for me involves collecting data from live and video observations and analyzing data from previous projects. For each study, all of the interns have to take a series of different reliability tests to make sure that we are all collecting data in a consistent way. I start each day by scoring video for a long-term project on mother-infant interactions in several antelope species. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how antelopes in captivity interact with their offspring and how different parenting styles might affect infant outcomes. Twice a day, I head out on grounds to help collect data on the current live observation projects. We are doing a study on the zoo’s new grizzly bears, Huckleberry and Finley, observing their general behavior to see how they are spending their time and how they are using their exhibit. We use a tablet to record what each bear is doing, how close they are to each other, and where each bear is in the exhibit every minute for an hour.   Some days I head to the zoo’s primate house with another intern to observe Coquerel’s sifaka, black-handed spider monkeys, and guereza colobus to collect baseline data of general behavior for a study on how noise affects their behavior. The third live study this summer is on the chimpanzees, and we observe the three males in the group because a new male was introduced this summer. We collected data during the introduction process and are...