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Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in fashion and alumni in consumer products can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors. Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

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Learn & Apply

Browse the industry guides to learn more about types of roles, organizations and skills valued by employers. Look for internships and jobs on Handshake, where you can also browse employers and industry-specific events.

Casual Fridays with Stuart Weitzman

A few weeks ago, Swarthmore College CIL had the honor of hosting an evening with Stuart Weitzman, American shoe designer and founder of the shoe company, Stuart Weitzman. Now in retirement, Weitzman spends his time traveling to different colleges and …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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What Creative Career Is Right for Me? Quiz

Maybe you love to paint or draw; maybe your friends always come to you to come up with the most exciting party ideas; maybe you’re the one who always suggests karaoke or craft nights. You’re creative — that’s incredible! If …

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A Day in the Life: Assistant Brand Manager

Interested in brand management? Take a look at a typical day in the life of an assistant brand management… and get ready for a lot of meetings.

8:30 AM: Get into work. Listen to voice mails. Check e-mails. Look over …

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A Day in the Life: Fashion Buyer (Fabric)

Karen Lott, Fabric Buyer, BCBG

Karen Lott has over 25 years of experience in the industry. She attended Pasadena City College and graduated with an associate degree in Merchandise Management. She began her career at the May Company as a …

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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to General Consumer Products Jobs, Third Edition

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

Vault Guide to Fashion and Apparel Jobs, Third Edition

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

Vault Guide to Retail Jobs, Third Edition

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

Vault Guide to Toys and Games Industry Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Packaging Industry Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Textiles Industry Jobs, Second Edition

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

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Swarthmore & External Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
(610) 328–8352
Address

500 College Ave.
Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.