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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.

Casual Fridays with The City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh is a relatively new recruiting partner to the Swarthmore Community. They are often hiring year round for a jobs in a variety of industries great for new grads, recent alums, or current students seeking internship opportunities. …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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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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12+ Liberal Arts Degree Jobs (Plus, 4 Tips on How to Land Them)

If you’re pursuing a liberal arts degree, career and job search anxiety are completely normal. Unlike majors like accounting or software engineering, many liberal arts degree majors don’t immediately translate to specific career paths; however, this doesn’t mean that liberal …

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Practice Area Insights: How to Break Into an Environmental Law Practice

Environmental law can differ greatly depending on an attorney’s client base; one can work for a public interest group or firm to fight to preserve the environment or can represent companies to navigate environmental regulations. On either side, the practice …

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Employer & Interview Insights

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 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 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 …

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 Government 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

Nail Your Java Interview

Taught by Kathryn Hodge
Have you lined up an interview for a Java developer position? In this course, review critical Java concepts-and commonly-asked interview…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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 &…

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…

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…

Professional Networking for Career Starters

Taught by Jayla Hill
Connect to opportunity. Learn how to build and engage a network when you’re just starting out in your career. Jayla…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Swarthmore & External Resources

SwatLink: Find Your People

SwatLink makes networking and mentoring that much easier. This closed, online networking and mentoring community facilitates natural connections between Swarthmore …

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.