The CCPA Virtual Career Lab: Fall 2020

The CCPA Virtual Career Lab: Fall 2020

The CCPA Virtual Career Lab is designed to accomplish the same goals as if we were in person: to help students Explore, Prepare, Experience, and Launch. Follow the links for details, and to register!     Note: the career labs below do not include employer events through our recruiting program, additional alumni programming, or our popular Fords on Friday alumni career chat series. This year, the Fords on Friday Fall 2020: Social Justice Series is focused on alumni who have dedicated their careers to socially-just causes. Visit Handshake to see all CCPA programming and opportunities.    Weekday Date Time Career Lab / Registration Link Monday August 31 5:00 PM Mapping Out Your Senior Year Wednesday September 2 7:00 PM Watson Fellowship Info Session Wednesday September 9 7:00 PM Employer Perspectives on the Interview Monday September 14 5:00 PM Pre-Health: Haverford-Jefferson Scholars Information Session Monday September 21 5:00 PM Fellowships in Public Service and Policy Wednesday September 23 5:00 PM Pre-Health: MCAT Information Session – co-sponsored with the OAR Wednesday September 23 6:30 PM Pre-Health: Medical School Application Information Session for Applicants Who Plan to Apply in 2021 Wednesday September 30 7:00 PM Grad School 101 – Tips on the Admissions Process . Presented by Donald C. Martin, Ph.D. Monday October 5 5:00 PM Virtual Interviewing Preparation, presented by Vault Wednesday October 7 7:00 PM What’s Your Story? Writing the Personal Statement Monday October 12 5:00 PM LGBTQ+ Job Search 101 Wednesday October 14 7:00 PM Thinking about Law School? Monday October 19 5:00 PM Law School Mock Admissions Panel Wednesday October 21 7:00 PM Creating a Professional Online Presence Monday October 26 5:00 PM...
CCPA Summer Series 2020: WEST Growth

CCPA Summer Series 2020: WEST Growth

By: David Ly ’22 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program  Hi everyone! My name is David Ly ’22. Over my summer break, I will be virtually spending eight weeks at WEST Growth, a financial and business development firm based in New York, NY that is focused on helping early-stage companies improve their business. As a mathematics major, this internship doesn’t really align with what I am studying at Haverford. My interest in finance and business development was prompted by a previous internship that I had during my freshman summer year. Prior to this internship, I worked at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) as a development intern. During that time, I have worked on various projects focusing on budgeting, research, and market development for the museum. This has influenced my decision to further explore development as a career path which led me to being at WEST Growth the summer of 2020. Initially, my job at the firm involved testing their new digital service platform prior to its release, researching potential market research opportunities for early-stage companies, and creating a data report chart of business covered by the errors and omissions insurance (EO) and fidelity bond (FB). In addition to this, I even had the opportunity to listen in on many insightful business meetings at WEST. Although I was not able to meet with many of the staff members at WEST due to COVID-19, my supervisors have all been very professional and wonderful people. They worked to reach out with me on what I was looking for in my WEST internship and acted as a resource for all my...
CCPA Summer Series 2020: Education Outcome Consortium

CCPA Summer Series 2020: Education Outcome Consortium

By Tanner Lumer ’21 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program I am fortunate to be working for the Education Outcome Consortium (“EOC”) through Haverford’s Whitehead Internship Program. It has been a fun and varied experience, which I will take with me long after the summer is over. My experience over the past week or two is a good illustration of the types of tasks I have been assigned, including some that were entirely unexpected. This process has been both challenging and rewarding. During the past week, EOC has asked me to assist with the rollout of their new website rollout for their high school honors society, Torch and Laurel. More precisely, I implemented part of their web design, which was something I had not done before. It was initially difficult, but I was glad for the assignment, as I learned additional basic skills and was able to see the product of our work. More to the point, projects that are outside one’s comfort zone are excellent ways of building confidence and expanding your toolset. This coming week, I am returning to my original project, which involves analyzing their financial data for their organization, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I have been tasked with conducting an analysis of their profits and losses based on segmentation of their email listings. Such a detailed examination allows EOC to determine how to better market their service, and identify any improvements or modifications to their services that may be useful or otherwise appeal to consumers. Virtually all of the work I perform as an intern for EOC flows from knowledge, information, or a mode of...
CCPA Summer Series 2020: Engagious

CCPA Summer Series 2020: Engagious

By Gene Perry ’22 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program My day starts with a ham egg and cheese sandwich around 8:30 am, before sitting down at my desk to start work at 9 am. From there, I dive into public opinions from across the country. I listen to people’s thoughts on COVID-19, do they support the president, what do they think of the protests inspired by killing of George Floyd? I do not think there has ever been a time when I have been more aware of current events than I am right now. This summer, I am interning with market research company Engagious. My role involves assisting in data collection during in-depth interviews (IDIs), creating charts and graphics for presentations, creating memos, and more. All the data we gather through surveys can be “sliced” in a variety of ways to reveal key insights into what certain groups are thinking. I also help pull quotes from those we interview for the Swing Voter Project, a project that aims to understand voter sentiment among those who voted Obama-Trump or Romney-Clinton in 2016 and 2020. This has been especially exciting given that it is an election year. Mid-day I take a break for lunch. BBQ chicken pizza, tomato soup, PB+B are staples of the work from home summer. If it is not raining, I will sit outside in the shade and listen to a podcast or call a friend while eating. The summer has a two-week rhythm oscillating between data collection in survey and interview form and presenting our findings to clients. The internship has exposed me to various research methods...
CCPA Summer Series 2020: DLL

CCPA Summer Series 2020: DLL

By Michelle Kaplan ’22 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program My name is Michelle Kaplan and I am a rising junior at Haverford majoring in psychology and minoring in health studies. This summer, through the Whitehead Internship Program, I am interning at DLL on the Pay-Per-Use team with Matthew Jennings ‘99. DLL is a global financial solutions company headquartered in the Netherlands with more than 50 years of experience and conducting business in over 30 countries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my internship was moved from in-person to virtual. Having never experienced an online internship, I was nervous and did not know what to expect. Since I started the internship my nerves have been calmed and my expectations exceeded. I found that the uncertainty I felt going into a virtual internship is similar to many of my colleagues because working from home is a new format for everyone at the company. To help maintain contact and collaboration, my team has video conference meetings twice a week to update each other on projects so important details do not slip through the cracks while working from a distance. DLL has a talented group of interns for summer 2020 working on different teams throughout the business, allowing me to meet and interact with college students from all over the country. The DLL Talent Acquisition team has created a great program for the interns, getting together throughout the summer to learn from superiors within the various departments of the company. In our most recent meeting, we were addressed by Bill Stephenson, the CEO of DLL. The interns also meet to share how the working...