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Self Assessment

Through our office, you have access to a variety of career-focused assessments to help you explore skills, career interests, personality, and work values. Schedule a meeting with a Career Counselor to learn more about these career development tools or get started with the meaningful work assessment toolkit.

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1:1 Career Counseling

Meet one-on-one with a career counselor for guidance and support with your career exploration and decision-making processes. You don’t need to have a clear career path in mind to meet with us! We work with each student and alum on an individual basis because each person’s needs are unique. 

The Best Jobs in Fintech: Part II

Welcome back to our series on some of the best jobs in fintech. Last time we spoke about just some of the career paths in the rapidly growing fintech industry, so if you haven’t read part one yet, you can …

By Rob Porter - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Looming Teaching Shortage May Mean New Jobs

These days it seems that all people are talking about are lay-offs and reduced hiring rates — so much so that they ignore an important factor in every industry: the retirement rate. While many professions may reduce the amount by which …

By Candice A - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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What Can You Do With a Communications Major? 10 Jobs to Consider

Being able to communicate well is one of the most important skills that humans need—both at work and outside of it. Good communication skills allow us to share information with others, form lasting and meaningful relationships, and be active and …

By Molly Ritvo - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Management Consulting and Finance: Still Desirable for College Grads?

My friend and 30/20 Vision radio show co-host Lindsey Pollak and I had the opportunity to contribute to Marci Alboher’s New York Times career coach roundtable on management consulting and investment banking as careers for soon-to-be college grads. Here was …

By Candice A - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Careers for Graduates with a Degree in Environmental Studies

What’s Around You Can Support You

Provided By: Associated Content, Inc.

Careers for graduates with a degree in environmental studies, like the environment itself, are literally all around us. Many careers for graduates with a degree in environmental studies are …

By Candice A - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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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 …

Skill Building Courses

Hiring and Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Tiffany Jameson
You may have heard the word neurodiversity, but what exactly does that mean? Our recognition that our workforce is filled…

Tech Career Skills: Searching, Interviewing, and Landing a Job

Nishant Bhajaria
Too many engineers focus on building hard technical skills, but do not receive the guidance or coaching necessary to make…

Aligning Your Values with Work, Life, and Everything In Between

Having more alignment in your life is a proven way to feel more balanced, motivated, and passionate about how you…

Career Wellness Nano Tips with Shadé Zahrai

Shadé Zahrai
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this course, get…

Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace

Lida Citroën
Marketing and branding expert Lida Citroën has been serving the transitioning veteran community for many years, presenting workshops and seminars…

Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Developing your emotional intelligence can help you succeed at any stage of your life or career. It can also help…

Informational Interviewing

Barbara Bruno
If you are looking for a job, considering a new career, or trying to advance in your current career, you…

Florent Groberg on Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty

Florent Groberg
Take it from a hero. Transitioning from the military to civilian life is hard. But with some simple steps and…

Lifelong Learning as a Tool for Building Your Career

Living Corporate
In this audio-only course, host Sheneisha White speaks with Dr. Jacquelyn Malcolm, the CIO and VP of Enrollment, Marketing &…

Contracting for Creatives

Seth C. Polansky
Media and entertainment companies spend billions of dollars every year on creative talent. In this course—specifically designed for creatives—professor, contract…

The Data Science of Media and Entertainment with Barton Poulson

Barton Poulson
Music, theater, dance, and film may not seem like data-driven businesses, but they can benefit from data science just as…

Prepare for Your Data Science Interview

Ben Sullins
If you’re looking for work as a junior data analyst, engineer, or scientist, this course gives you the best techniques…

How to Manage Feeling Overwhelmed

Heidi Hanna
Feeling overwhelmed is common. It’s a sign that the demands on your time and energy have surpassed your ability to…

Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Jena Viviano
Interviewing for a role in the financial industry can be a nerve-wracking experience. Interviewers ask a ton of complex questions…

How to Become a Thought Leader and Advance Your Career

Jenny Foss
Building thought leadership can provide a crucial advantage for active job seekers and those looking to advance their careers. What…

How to Slow Down and Be More Productive

Dave Crenshaw
The pace of life is constantly increasing, yet rather than improving our productivity, this increased speed often creates stress and…

Women Transforming Tech: Networking

Nitya Narasimhan
Building a career in technology can be challenging—especially for women. A solid community can make all the difference to a…

Coping with Impostor Syndrome to Build Career Confidence

Emilie Aries
If you’ve ever found yourself feeling unworthy of promotions, opportunities, or accolades; constantly worried about being discovered as a fraud…

Executive Presence: Tips for Women

Selena Rezvani
View Selena’s LinkedIn Newsletter Most aspiring leaders know they need executive presence: the ability to project authority, confidence, and authenticity.…

Developing Your Authentic Self to Ignite Change

Did you know you have a superpower? People have the power and ability to change the world. In this course,…

Career Resources

Beyond the Classroom

Experiential Learning provides you with choices of how to live into your mission—that is, internships, research fellowships, and projects offer …

Meaningful Work Kit

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

Work at a Start Up-YCombinator
Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

The Eugene M. Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility facilitates Swarthmore College’s commitment to intellectual rigor, ethical engagement, and …

SwatWorks micro-internships

Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths. …


Handshake is Career Services’ powerful platform for Swarthmore students and alumni served by our office.  Handshake uses cutting edge technology …

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.