Welcome to the new Career Services website! If you have any thoughts or suggestions on the new site, please share them with us.


Mid or upper-level professional? Check out our new partnership with Alumni Playbook to be matched with recruiters. Click here to learn more!

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Career Advising

We serve alumni for life for free and can offer advising on resume updates, networking, and the job search, including career shifts. Visit Handshake to set up an appointment.

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Offer Advice & Mentorship

Interested in helping current students and recent alums? Join the Swatties Helping Swatties Group on LinkedIn and update your profile in the Swarthmore Online Alumni Community.

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Post an Opportunity

Hiring for internships or jobs? Want to mentor a student for a micro internship? There are lots of ways to help Swatties gain practical experience in the world. Want to help expand funded professional experiences? Consider supporting Swarthmore students.

Alumni Playbook: a New Resource for Experienced Alumni

Career Services just partnered with Alumni Playbook to help experienced Swarthmore College alumni connect with recruiters to identify opportunities and advance their careers.

Through Alumni Playbook, alumni can:

Steps to register:

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Negotiating Beyond Salary | 14 Employee Benefits to Consider

It can seem that salary is to job value what location is to real estate—everything. While salary is, of course, an important factor when you’re considering a job offer, there are other perks to explore, as well.

Remember that compensation …

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Celebrating Black Alumni at Swarthmore

As part of Black History Month and with sincere thanks to the Black Cultural Center for curating them, we are excited to share these spotlights of Black alumni from Swarthmore. This initiative to acknowledge and honor others who came before …

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Looking for Nonprofit Work as Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Jobs with Good Pay

If you are looking for nonprofit work as recent graduate jobs, the following post has seven jobs that offer good pay.

A large paycheck isn’t usually a reason to work for a nonprofit. Meaningful work, engaging community and diverse projects, …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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When Should You Update Your LinkedIn Profile With a New Job?

Congratulations, you’ve got a new job! Maybe you’ve already celebrated with your friends and family, but what about your professional network? When should you update your LinkedIn profile with a new job? Is there a right — or wrong — time?

Whether …

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Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Government Jobs

This guide outlines the different careers in the government and what experiences and education are required for them.

Vault Guide to Education Jobs

This guide overviews the education sector and provides detailed information for various careers and the paths to achieve them.

Vault Job Search Guide for MBAs and B-School Grads

This Vault Guide offers job search tips, resume and cover letter advice, and resources for networking to find a job …

Vault Guide to a Law Career

This Vault Guide is a primer on the legal field, including its history, structure, and outlook for the future.

Vault Guide to Nonprofit Jobs

This Vault Guide gives an overview of potential careers in the nonprofit sector including alternative titles, responsibilities, salary ranges, characteristics …

Vault Guide to Internet Content Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Career Resources

Swarthmore Alumni Online Community

This online community allows Swarthmore alumni to connect with each other as well as mentor current students.

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association, spearheads and participates in a variety of activities and programs …

Swarthmore Alumni & Family Programs

The Advancement team serves the alumni, families, and friends of Swarthmore College. We can answer your questions about ways to engage …

Lime Connect

Lime Connect represents the largest network of high-potential university students and professionals – including veterans – who have disabilities in the world. We …

Meaningful Work Kit

Career assessment tool to help you better understand and prioritize your values and skills for a meaningful career path.

CareerShift: Alumni Playbook

Swarthmore Career Services has partnered with Alumni Playbook to offer experienced Swarthmore alumni more free career advancement services.

Alumni Playbook …

Contact & Location

(610) 328–8352

500 College Ave.
Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

M 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
T 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
W 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
TH 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.