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.

Finding a Job

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Explore & Make Connections

A good place to start is to understand your skills along with your values and career goals. Career Services has a wide range of ways to help students and alumni, including various assessments, 1:1 career counseling, and workshops.

Explore various industries and careers by making connections with alumni and other professionals. Know that there are different hiring timelines for different industries – it is important to connect with Career Services and alumni in your fields of interest to better understand what makes the most sense for your search.

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Apply & Interview

Search for opportunities that are aligned with your skills and career goals through Handshake and CareerShift.

Prepare your resume and cover letter for upcoming applications.

Learn more about interviewing and work with our team to ensure you are best prepared to present.

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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Swarthmore Alum shows how to effectively leverage ChatGPT for career development

It’s true; everyone is talking about AI like ChatGPT. Chances are, you may have already played around with it yourself. Like with any technological tool, if used effectively (and that’s really the key!), it can be a huge asset and …

By Claire Klieger
Claire Klieger Assistant Vice President & Executive Director
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3 Takeaways from our Internships in AI and Data Analytics Panel 

By Sofia Perez Barrios ‘26, Career Fellow and Andrew Symon ‘24, Career Fellow

The data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) industry has grown exponentially in the past couple of years. As we have become more familiar with the potential of …

By Andrew Symon
Andrew Symon Career Fellow
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3 Takeaways from our Internships in Public Service and Government Panel

by Mary Ann Arizaga ’25, Career Fellow

Securing an internship in the Government and Non-Profit sector demands extensive networking and research to discover suitable opportunities. We recently held a discussion with Career Fellows and students at the Dinning Center to …

By Mary Ann Arizaga
Mary Ann Arizaga Career Fellow
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Takeaways from the McKinsey Philadelphia Site Visit

By Amy Cho ’24, Technology Associate Intern at Career Services

Last Friday, a group of Swarthmore students visited the McKinsey Philadelphia office to get a first-hand look at the firm. It was an enriching and helpful session to hear from …

By Amy Cho
Amy Cho Technology Associate Intern
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Employer & Interview Insights

Build Skills

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hiring and Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Swarthmore & External Resources

Big Interview

Big Interview is a system designed to meet you wherever you are. We combine a proven, step-by-step curriculum of expert …

Opportunities in Public Affairs

#1 source of Capitol Hill Jobs, Policy, Legislative, Public Affairs, Public Relations, & Communications jobs in the Washington, DC area

Management Consulted

Prepare for and practice case interviews through this platform offering:

And more!

Traverse Jobs

Traverse Jobs connects people with jobs that impact social change and policy across the nation. 

Lime Connect

Lime Connect represents the largest network of high-potential university students and professionals – including veterans – who have disabilities in the world. We …

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal helps new and experienced job seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad.

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.