Student-Athlete Resources

Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA)

Fords Athletics Career Connections

Haverford College invites you to join the Ford Athletics Career Connections group in LinkedIn, as well as the Haverford College Worldwide Alumni group.

The Ford Athletics Career Connections group, managed by the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) and Athletics, is an online community for Haverford students and alumni who are affiliated with Haverford Athletics to connect with one another to gather and share advice and information about career-related events, resources, and opportunities, and to serve as a forum for career-related discussion.

Please visit the CCPA’s Networking and Mentoring page for tips on using LinkedIn and general networking advice.

 

 

Presentations to Student-Athletes by Class Year

Timing

Seniors Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center
Juniors Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center
Sophomores Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center
First Years Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Room, Dining Center

 

First Year Goals and Content

  • Your transition to Haverford and how to become an active member of the community:  how to get involved in activities outside of athletics, or how to get more involved with your team.
  • Discussion on how a liberal arts background gives you valuable transferable skills, i.e. research, team work, writing, problem solving.
  • How to be open and flexible to your upcoming summer experience.
  • Discussion of how college athletics is a positive experience and provides marketable skills.
  • Tips, strategies and steps to help guide you (handout).
  • Summary of CCPA services.
  • The benefits of using LinkedIn.

Sophomore Goals and Content

  • The Major Decision: discussion and tips on making this important decision.  How a liberal arts background gives you a wide variety of options, regardless of your major selection.
  • Tips on your summer search and starting early.
  • Becoming aware of the College Internship Funding programs.
  • Discussion of what college athletics means to you and how to market these skills to employers.
  • The benefits of studying abroad and preparing for the experience.
  • Tips, strategies and steps to help guide you (handout).
  • Diving deep in LinkedIn and the Haverford alumni network.

Junior Goals and Content

  • Receive info on making the most of your important junior summer.
  • Strategies on your summer search and starting early.
  • Apply to relevant College Internship Funding programs.
  • Discussion of the benefits of being a part of college athletics – how employers highly regard the time commitment, working with a team, ability to juggle multiple commitments.
  • Discussion of the positive aspects of a study abroad experience and how to make the most of the experience.
  • Enhancing your network, utilizing LinkedIn and Haverford alumni network.
  • Tips, strategies and steps to help guide you (handout).

Senior Goals and Content

  • Receive info on launching your job search or grad school process.
  • Taking action and being proactive. Pay attention to application deadlines.
  • The importance of networking, and using LinkedIn and the Haverford alumni network.
  • How you can market your participation in college athletics.
  • Tips, strategies and steps to help guide you (handout).