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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. 

Embrace Being Undecided

The summer going into my first year at Swarthmore was filled with questions. Some I asked of myself. Many others asked me. Perhaps my least favorite of all the questions falling into the second category was: what are you going …

By shitchingham
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Level Up your professional and technical skills

Swarthmore Career Services is again collaborating with TriCo partners, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, career centers to bring skills training from Haverford alum Panos Panidis of Aesop Academy. Panos is himself an entrepreneur who, after several years working in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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Data Architecture, Engineering & Analytics – Career Paths Tips & Insights from Experienced Professionals

guest blog from Panos Panidis, Haverford College ’09 and Founder of AESOP Academy & Advisory

Functional Differences:

Essential Skill for these career tracks:

How to standout in a competitive job market for these highly demanded expertise:

What does career growth …

By Panos Panidis
Panos Panidis Founder
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Marketing Your Student Employment Experiences

Do you have an on-campus job? Are you thinking about the best way to add that experience to your resume? And how to best showcase the skills you learned there in interviews?  Watch this workshop where Kristin Moore and I …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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A Great Summer = SwatWorks Micro-Internships

Summer – 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 Summer so that you can …

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 …

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…

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…

Good Vibes, Good Life (Blinkist Summary)

Taught by Blinkist
We spend much of our lives caring for and caring about others, but what about ourselves? This audio-only course from…

Swarthmore & External 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

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

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.