We are currently operating on a hybrid schedule.You can find us in-person in Parrish 135 Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-4:30pm (we are closed from 12-1pm).

Career Fellow Drop-Ins will happen from 1-4:30pm in Singer 141 on Mondays & Thursdays and Parrish 135 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Exploring Your Interests

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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. 

A Few Favorite Courses of the Class of ’24

Swarthmore students take an average of 4 courses per semester, and although many of these credits go toward fulfilling distribution or major requirements, there is plenty of opportunity to explore other areas. With Swarthmore’s vast course catalog, most Swatties would …

By Laura Wentzel
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Political Science Alumni Career Panel. Hosted by Political Science department and Career Services. Alums shared their career paths and insights, offering valuable advice for students.

No Path is StraightEmbrace Your Curiosity

Swarthmore Prepares You for Your Next Steps

Panelists encouraged students to reach out to them on Linkedin or contact Christina Dahl cdahl1@swarthmore.edu in the Political Science department for their emails.

-Arianna Freeman …

By Jennifer Barrington
Jennifer Barrington Associate Director, Career Education
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Courses That Surprised Us

Swarthmore offers a wide array of unique classes. I enjoy exploring the course catalog each semester to find interesting courses to take, in addition to the courses required for my major. There are so many options, it’s hard to choose!

By Laura Wentzel
Laura Wentzel
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How I Pass/Fail-ed My Way to a Double Major

I’m a rising junior double majoring in economics and psychology, studying on the pre-law track. Guess how many attempts it took to figure this out. Way more than you can imagine! From exploring, to narrowing down my interests, the process …

By Jimin Lee
Jimin Lee
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A Great Winter Break = SwatWorks Micro-Internships

Winter Break – It’s the perfect time to develop your career experience. Take some time for your career exploration, professional skill building and making connections.

SwatWorks Micro-Internships are short-term, PAID, professional assignments taking place during the Winter Break so that …

By Jennifer Barrington
Jennifer Barrington Associate Director, Career Education
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Employer & Interview Insights

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 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 Navigating Your Legal Career in the Time of Coronavirus

The Vault Guide to Navigating Your Legal Career in the Time of Coronavirus provides expert advice to help law students …

Build Skills

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

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

Informational Interviewing

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

Lifelong Learning as a Tool for Building Your Career

Taught by 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

Taught by 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…

Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace

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

Prepare for Your Data Science Interview

Taught by 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

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

Florent Groberg on Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty

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

How to Become a Thought Leader and Advance Your Career

Taught by 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

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

Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

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

Coping with Impostor Syndrome to Build Career Confidence

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

Transitioning to a Career in Sports Analytics

Taught by Ray Yocke
Are you looking to break into the exciting world of sports analytics, but not sure where to begin? This course…

Women Transforming Tech: Networking

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

Developing Your Authentic Self to Ignite Change

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

Executive Presence: Tips for Women

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

Success Strategies for Women in the Workplace

Taught by Kirsty Hulse
Women face unique challenges on their journey to the upper echelons of management. In this course, instructor Kirsty Hulse (herself…

How to Network When You Don’t Like Networking

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Don’t like networking? You’re not alone. In this course, adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job,…

Confidence-Building Strategies for Work and Life

Taught by Kirsty Hulse
Whether professionally, at home, or for a volunteer project, we all struggle sometimes to find the confidence we need. In…

Writing a Tech Resume

Taught by Emma Bostian
When you apply for technology jobs, your resume is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Emma Bostian shows…

Swarthmore & External Resources

SwatWorks micro-internships

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

CareerOneStop

Your source for career exploration, training & jobs

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

A proud partner of the  network.

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 …

Beyond the Classroom

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

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.