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,...
Haverford College Class of 2018 Watson Fellows (and this year’s info session!)

Haverford College Class of 2018 Watson Fellows (and this year’s info session!)

Photo: 2018 Watson Fellows Owen Janson (in a mushroom hat) and Tosin Alliyu. Photo by Patrick Montero.  In honor of our Watson Fellowship Info Session tonight, we are sharing this post from last March announcing the 2018 Watson Fellows from Haverford College, Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please join us tonight, Dec. 5, at 7 pm in the Faculty Room of the DC, immediately following the Whitehead Info Session at 6 pm!   Two Seniors Earn Watson Fellowships By Rebecca Raber  |  March 29, 2018  |  Original Post Here   Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson will spend next year traveling the world in pursuit of independent research projects cultivated on an international scale thanks to $30,000 awards. Two members of the Class of 2018, Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson, have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, which fund a year of independent exploration and international travel for newly graduated college students. Alliyu and Janson are among the 40 awardees in the 50th class of Watson Fellows selected from a highly competitive pool of 152 national finalists. Watson Fellows come from 40 private liberal arts colleges and universities and receive $30,000 to subsidize an independent project undertaken during 12 months of travel outside the United States. Alliyu, a computer science major with a concentration in peace, justice, and human rights, will spend next year traveling to Singapore, Spain, South Africa, and Dubai for her project, “Design and Human-Centered Products Across Cultures.” This project was inspired by her time studying abroad in South Korea, where they are building “smart cities”—urban areas that use different types of electronic data collection...
Weekly Events: November 26 – December 2

Weekly Events: November 26 – December 2

We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving break and got to spend some time with friends and family! Here’s what we have going on this week:   Tuesday, November 27 OPT Info Session- Hosted by ISSO 8:30 a.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Teach For America Info Table 11:00 a.m., Foyer- DC Neuroscience Panel- Hosted by the Neuroscience Club 3:00 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium Kaiser Associates Virtual Info Session 6:00 p.m., https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1727746578219802370 Educational Equity in America- Hosted by Teach for America 7:00 p.m., Stokes 106 (MCC) Thursday, November 29 OPT Info Session- Hosted by ISSO 12:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Webinar: Cultural Humility: Understanding the Commonality of the Human Experience, presented by Unite for Sight 4:00 p.m., https://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/112918webinar Friday, November 30 OPT Info Session- Hosted by ISSO 2:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room- DC Impact Challenge  5:00 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room-...
Find & Fund Your Summer Internship!

Find & Fund Your Summer Internship!

We have FOUR events coming up to help you find an internship for this summer! Read more about what the CCPA and our co-sponsors have planned for you all below! Click any event to register in Handshake. 1. Intern Philly, Sponsored by Campus Philly When: Friday, Oct 12-22 Where: Online @ campusphilly.org/launch About: An internship can provide you with more than just experience. You can meet new friends, connect with a mentor and gain a portfolio for your future venture. Intern Philly is your time to launch your future and find what you’re passionate about. All you have to do is create an account at campusphilly.org/launch and start searching. Launch site members will receive exclusive tips leading up to the week to learn how to snag that dream job or internship. 2. College Funded Summer Internship Fair  When: Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Where: Sunken Lounge, Dining Center About: Learn about Haverford College-Sponsored Summer Funding opportunities for internships & research! Student recipients from the Summer 2018 will be available to talk about their internships or research, and the application process for the various College Funds. Students participating received support from the following funds: KINSC Whitehead Internship Program Summer Serve The Libraries Primary Care Pre-Medical Internship CPCG and more! Co-sponsored by: Center for Career & Professional Advising Center Peace and Global Citizenship Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities The Libraries 3. College Funded Internship Mega Information Session When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center About: Learn about various College Funded Internships from the staff who oversee the funds. Panel followed by an info fair....
CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

By Elom Tettey-Tamaklo “We must accommodate changing times but cling to unchanging principles.” This summer, I worked at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia and this was one of the quotes, often mentioned by former President Jimmy Carter which characterized my work and shaped my perspective. I worked in the Conflict Resolution Department specifically on the Access to Justice in Liberia program where I worked on projects around Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and youth participation in local politics. These projects allowed me to expand my knowledge about the effects of conflict on different demographics of the society and its impact on social relations between individuals. The work of the Carter Center in Liberia and many other places involves grappling with questions of rebuilding communities in the wake of political violence and preventing a resurgence of such violence. The autonomy and opportunity given me to work on relatively large-scale projects involving external stakeholders helped me develop professionally and gave me more insight into the world of international development. Another aspect of working at the Center I enjoyed was the frequent communication and interaction with individuals in the field office in Liberia. This did not only broaden my network but exposed me to the dual perspectives of working from the headquarters and the field offices and the attendant challenges that come along with it. The depth and breadth of research work, the interesting and thought provoking conversations, the collegiality and friendships made with other intelligent and dynamic interns from all over the world made this experience truly worth it. One thing that stands out about the internship program is the...