5 Tips for Nailing a Phone Screen – By Vault

5 Tips for Nailing a Phone Screen – By Vault

by Kaitlin McManus | March 19, 2019 | Reposted from Vault | Original Article Including Any Updates I’m a millennial, and I hate talking on the phone. In other news, the sky is blue. It’s not that I’m afraid of talking on the phone—I do it. I just don’t like it. And I don’t like it because I find there’s a disconnect. In an email, you’ve got pretty much all the time in the world to get your point across, use the right words, and strike the right tone. And in person, you can read a person’s expressions and body language to get a sense of how the conversation is going, which is ideal in an interview scenario. A phone call has none of that—both you and your conversation partner are just disembodied voices. The phone screen or phone interview is often the first hurdle that you need to clear in getting a job but, because you can’t really see how a person is responding to your conversation, it adds another layer of removal from the situation and thus another level of anxiety. Here, I’ll get into some ways you can set yourself up for success during a phone screen. 1. Housekeeping No, don’t clean your house. (Although, in a Skype interview, you’ll probably want to do that—or at least the space directly behind you.) I just mean make sure you take care of all the nuts and bolts. Find a quiet space to take the call (i.e., kick your roommates or your kids out of the room), charge your phone, and make sure you’ve taken it off “Do Not Disturb” mode from the movies last...
How I Landed Three Summer Internships

How I Landed Three Summer Internships

By Talia Scott  Originally published on June 10, 2017 to LinkedIn Internships have become a crucial part of one’s professional journey. They provide great experience, mentorship, networking opportunities and so much more! Each of my internships have left me with even more of an understanding of what career I hope to have but most importantly they have taught me about what I bring to the work environment. I believe that this takeaway is one of the most important things you can get from an internship; it prepares you for the question that you will often get when seeking out other internships or jobs. The question of Why You? Prior to this summer, all the internships I had ever acquired were with the help of programs and organizations that I was part of: the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, the Young Women’s Leadership Network and the I Have a Dream Foundation. They helped me secure 4 amazing internships over the years (The New York State Youth Leadership Council, Coach, INC., the Center for Court Innovation, NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal). However, I did not have to do all the hard work of finding these placements thanks to the relationships my programs had built and maintained with the different internship placements. While I did have the support of the I Have a Dream Foundation with my internship search for Summer 2017, I secured three internships ALL on my own and you can do the same! Here’s some things you can to do : THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS: Apply to internships with a group of friends. When I say this, I mean coordinate with your friends and schedule times in your calendar...
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,...