CCPA Summer Series 2019: ReachOut

CCPA Summer Series 2019: ReachOut

By Devi Namboodiri Hey! I am Devi Namboodiri, she/her/hers, and I am a rising junior. In this blog, I’ll go over my internship details and at the end, show in a video how to take some vital signs! This summer, I am very grateful for the sponsorship of the Jaharis Scholarship. Through this funding, I am working at a free clinic in Dayton, Ohio called ReachOut of Montgomery County.  ReachOut does vital work in the community: many people come in seeking more affordable health care which can be hard to find. I joined ReachOut because I wanted to become a part of the process to help people in need feel better. There are many nurses, doctors, pharmacists and training professionals who come volunteer their time for this same cause.    As a pre-med volunteer, I still get to do a lot in the clinic. Our shifts are generally 5 hours at a time, which are during the walk-in hours of the clinic. The first, longer part of the shift is my favorite: triaging. This is a process where the clinic assesses the relative urgencies of treatment for the patients that come for walk-in appointments. This is done differently if the patient is new or returning. For new patients and returning patients that have not come for about a year, the first step is taking the medical histories and records. This is to inform the clinic of any chronic diseases and current medication that might cause complications or cause worse symptoms if left untreated. Next, we evaluate the chief complaint: the reason or reasons for the visit. Next, some measures of a...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: Educational Outcome Consortium

CCPA Summer Series 2019: Educational Outcome Consortium

By Isabel Floyd This summer, I’ve received funding through the Whitehead Internship Program to work for the Educational Outcome Consortium (EOC), a small higher education consulting company with one of its’ two main employees based in New York and its’ other based in Portland, ME. My work starts in Portland on Monday and I couldn’t be more excited! Until then, I’m enjoying some time with my family and dogs, who conveniently live just outside of Portland. I’ll be in Portland for the first week of my internship, but then I head down to NYC to work with the other main employee of the company. I’ll stay in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with a Haverford student and a recent alum in a long term Airbnb, and I’m super excited to spend some time exploring the city and getting to know my neighborhood. As for my work, the EOC mostly focuses on providing consulting services to college honors societies. Their mission is to help “lead the transformation of national honor societies from antiquated ‘resume fillers’ to higher education innovators focused on elevating the student experience and enabling their members’ leadership development and future success.” On a practical level, this entails working with honors societies to help them figure out how to manage their money effectively so that they can provide as many and as high-quality scholarships and services to their members as possible. Honors societies also outsource certain member services to the EOC, for example, EOC employees can provide resume and career counseling services, and the EOC can provide honor society members access to its proprietary networking and hiring platform called GiftedHire....
CCPA Summer Series 2019: Yale New Haven Hospital

CCPA Summer Series 2019: Yale New Haven Hospital

Today we kick off our 2019 CCPA Summer Series! In this blog series, we will be featuring students across a variety of disciplines to highlight their summer internships. Take a look at Matthew Sabitsky’s plan to intern at Yale New Haven Hospital through the Jaharis Primary Care Internship Program! CCPA Summer Series 2019: Yale New Haven Hospital By Matthew Sabitsky When planning what to do with my last two summers in college, I came to the decision that I wanted to spend one of them gaining experience in a medical setting, and the other one doing research. As for this summer, I thought it would be a good time for me to find my way into a medical setting and spend some time with patients and doctors. Motivation for this came from my plan to apply to medical school after Haverford, so I wanted to get some hours on my resume, and learn some lessons upon the way. However, for me, the most important thing about my experiences this summer is learning about how to be a good healthcare provider that patients are comfortable with and trust, and I also wanted to make an impact on patients’ lives and experiences. I will be participating in the Jaharis Primary Care Pre-Medical internship, spending my time at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael Campus. I chose this hospital as the site of my internship because it has played an important role in my life to this point, as I have been there as a patient upwards of half a dozen times, including during one severe and very serious illness. During that...
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...
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...