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

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Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in different fields can help you learn about a variety of career paths.  Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey.

Identify the core values, work culture preferences, and skills most important to you, forming a customized framework for navigating career and life choices, with the Meaningful Work Kit.

Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about fields of interest and your thoughts.

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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.

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
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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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My First Internship at Swarthmore

This summer of 2023 was the summer after my freshman year at Swarthmore College! I had the pleasure to undertake my first internship in the Admissions Office here, so I thought I would share a bit about my Swattie internship …

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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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Employer & Interview Insights

Vault Guide to Education 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 Transportation 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 Government 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 Mathematics and Physics 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 Operations and Logistics 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 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 …

Build Skills

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

How to Beat Burnout, Exhaustion, and Stress

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Burnout is often assumed to be the consequence of overwork. But this is only partially true—exhaustion is merely one facet…

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…

Develop Interpersonal Skills for Inclusive Workplaces

Taught by Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn
Strong interpersonal skills are a workplace imperative, regardless of your role or level. In this course, professional development manager Sarah-SoonLing…

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

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

GitHub for Data Science Job Seekers

Taught by Isil Berkun
Explore ways to use your GitHub profile and projects to increase your value add and visibility, improve opportunities to be…

Planning Your Career and Your Life

Taught by Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Determining what you want for yourself, both professionally and personally, is an ongoing challenge. This course…

How Smart Founders Prototype Solutions

Taught by Knowable
When you apply your personal knowledge and skills to business problems, you offer a unique set of insights that can…

Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

Taught by Jenny Foss
Job seekers typically understand that there’s some sort of digital barrier standing between them and the jobs they see advertised…

Swarthmore & External Resources

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.

Academic Divisions Student Opportunities

All students are encouraged to Apply for Funding for a creative scholarly project, internship, or research that substantially expands their academic …

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.