New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

New Events: Tri-Co Tech Days!

You tech-savvy students may remember “Tri-Co Big Tech Week” from last year, but this year, we have organized so much tech programming that we can’t fit our whole schedule into one week- or even one month for that matter! So, we are super excited to announce the 2019 TRI-CO TECH DAYS! These days span across September, October, and November, and include employer info sessions, alumni career chats, technical skill development, and lots of recruiting/hiring opportunities! Keep an eye out in Handshake as more events and details will be added in the coming weeks. For now, check out this awesome line up:   Tri-Co Hackathon Technical Skill Development Dates: Sept. 27-28, 2019 Location: Haverford, VCAM, Various Rooms About: No experience necessary – Trico Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students of all abilities and interests to participate in the 2019 Trico Hackathon. Learn new skills and create projects that serve local community groups including Puentes de Salud and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity in areas of need, or on self-designed initiatives. If you’re interested in building web or mobile applications, designing interfaces, collecting data, creating multimedia art, etc.,  we encourage you to join us at Haverford College on September 27th and 28th! More Info, Workshops, & Registration: hav.to/hackthetrico   SAP Site Visit  Recruiting, Employer Info Session Date: October 11, 2019, AM  Apply by: Oct. 4, 2019 In Handshake Location:  SAP Campus in Newtown Square – TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED About: SAP is pleased to host a Meet and Greet for Tri-Co students at our Newtown Square Office at 9am on October 11th. They hope you will apply for an opportunity to get to know...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: MKThink

CCPA Summer Series 2019: MKThink

By Maya Ahmed When I searched for a summer internship, I was hoping to find a role that would integrate my interests in economics and environmental studies. Despite this, I never considered that I could work at a firm centered on architectural services until I saw the Handshake listing for MKThink. My artistic skills are too terrible for words, and I’ve never taken a course in architecture or visual studies. However, after doing more research on MKThink, I realized that the internship involved so many topics I was intrigued by: data analysis, public policy, and most of all, environmental sustainability. Fast forward: I’ve been at MKThink for two days so far, and my hopes have been fulfilled. During orientation, my supervisors Josh, Rachelle, and Mayssen explained that MKThink’s mission goes beyond simply “building buildings.” MKThink’s work actually spans three practice areas: strategy, architecture, and innovation. Strategy and innovation projects develop processes to help an organization streamline operations and prepare for the future. The three practice areas frequently overlap. One of MKThink’s specializations is helping clients renovate existing spaces to improve their functionality, aesthetics, and environmental performance. The company takes pride in reimagining better uses for features that already exist, providing clients with significant savings and avoiding the negative environmental impact of extensive construction. From my short time so far at MKThink, I’m really impressed by two aspects of the company. One is MKThink’s emphasis on making their design projects responsive to an organization’s culture and values. From the beginning to end stages of a project, MKThink seeks input from community members who use the space. The result are changes...
Don’t Miss Philly Tech Week 2019!

Don’t Miss Philly Tech Week 2019!

This Friday kicks off the NINTH ANNUAL PHILLY TECH WEEK! Need a study break? Join Techical.ly for events throughout the week designed to celebrate technology and innovation in the Philadelphia region! Here is everything you need to know- straight from Technical.ly’s latest newsletter.   The ninth annual Philly Tech Week Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal returns to celebrate and inspire the local tech community, to challenge ideas and current assumptions and to introduce people to their future through 100 uniquely themed and curated events, creative workshops and smartly organized parties from Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 11, 2019. Notable speakers at the anchor conferences of the week include those from Philadelphia and beyond, including representatives of global tech powerhouses like Google and Amazon and self-made innovators like U.S. Patent Hall of Famer Garrett Brown (steadicam) and Tucker Roberts, President of the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion esports team. Hear from representatives from both major corporate players, SAP, Vanguard, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Salesforce and Comcast NBCUniversal, and from a hearty batch of homegrown company CEOs and executives from, Think Company, Harmelin Media, SEER Interactive, Monetate and learn from on-the-ground change-makers from the Village of Arts and Humanities, ImpactPHL, Hopeworks Camden, plus many more. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Highlighted events during the week include: FRIDAY                 A family friendly outdoor arcade featuring all of the innovation that the local tech scene has to offer joins forces with a 27-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday; where an eclectic gathering of design showrooms and gallery community present the best in creativity and design in a...
Frauds, Scams, and Schemers … Oh My!

Frauds, Scams, and Schemers … Oh My!

Career-searching Fords have a wealth of opportunities for exploration including the College’s online recruiting systems, on-campus info sessions and interviews, and recruiting events not to mention the many job search engines available to the general public. Although the vast majority of opportunities are presented with professional recruiting standards, it is unfortunate that fraudulent and unethical “recruiters” exist and some have identified college students as targets for their scams. The Center for Career and Professional Advising is alert to some of these fraudulent recruiters and we do our best to keep these bad players out of our recruiting sphere. However, identifying fraudulent recruiting practices is a partnership with our students who sometimes are the first to detect that a recruiter is not acting in good faith.   How do you detect a recruiting fraud or scam? Here some questions to ask which will help you identify potentially fraudulent recruiting practices.   Do the communications, email or otherwise, from the recruiter have vague contact information, misspellings, or other unprofessional errors? Is the communication unsolicited without reference to Haverford’s recruiting platforms such as Handshake? Be on the lookout for suspicious emails like these. If you come across one, do some investigating to determine whether the offer is a scam. Does the company or organization have a well-developed website with clear contact information? If not, further due diligence is required to determine the legitimacy of the opportunity. Does the company require you to pay money up-front for recruiting consideration? Have you received a check from the employer before employment? If so, it probably is a sign of a pyramid scheme or other type of scam....
Developing and Enhancing Your Professional Skills While at Haverford

Developing and Enhancing Your Professional Skills While at Haverford

CCPA wants to share varied ways for you to develop and learn concrete professional skills over your four years at Haverford and during your summers.   Do you want to: Enhance your presentation skills? Learn how to use Excel pivot tables? Tell a compelling story using data for decision making? Do you want to learn to manage projects more efficiently? Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? There are numerous opportunities of which to take advantage to learn and enhance skills of interest.  Some ways will take place on campus, some opportunities can be done on your own during a school break. This is not an exhaustive list, but will provide ideas.   LinkedIn Learning An online video library with thousands of courses, taught by recognized experts. Examples include: Building Professional Relationships Excel Essentials Training (Office 365) Excel: PivotTables in Depth Improve your Presentation Skills Meeting Facilitation Navigating Awkward Situations at Work Storytelling with Data Time Management Tips Weekly and many more Khan Academy Expert-created content and resources. A sampling of the courses includes: Computer Programming Computer Animation Hour of Code Grad School Test Prep CCPA and other College-sponsored trainings and workshops: Numerous departments on campus periodically offer training and workshops. Examples from the past several years have included: Alumni Interview Coach Program (CCPA) Behavioral Interviewing (CCPA) Case Interview Workshops (CCPA) Crush Your Coding Interview Workshop  (CCPA) Emerging Tech Workshops (HIP) Fellowships for Peace and Global Citizenship – Prep workshop and course in the fall (CPGC) Haverford Sites  (IITS) How to Do Research Abroad (The Libraries) Impact Challenge (HIP) Innovation Incubator (HIP) Manage Your Data (The Libraries) Pitch your Project...