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First Generation / Low Income (FLI)

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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Vault-Firsthand Celebrates Top Employers for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Today, while many professional services firms claim to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, not that many can back up their words with concrete actions. Indeed, it takes more than merely including a DEI statement on a website to prove that fostering individuality, …

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How first-generation college students should find internships and entry-level jobs

First-generation college and university students in the United States are defined as those whose parents did not attend college. According to Wikipedia, first-generation college students tend to be older, come from families with lower incomes, attend college part-time, live off-campus, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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First-generation students should use information interviewing as part of their job search

One of the disadvantages that a first-generational student has when searching for a part-time, seasonal, internship, or entry-level job is a lack of a built-in network. Given that their parents didn’t go to college, it is less likely that they’ll …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Combatting imposter syndrome in the workplace

Imposter syndrome is an all-too-common affliction that can present itself in many different aspects of life. The feeling of being inadequate and unable to do something or fit in somewhere despite being undoubtedly qualified can be really overwhelming and can …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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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…

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…

Budgeting in Real Life

Taught by Madecraft
Most budgets fail. But it’s not because the people who made them failed—it’s because they were set up to fail.…

Excel for Banking Professionals

Taught by Michael McDonald
Across the world of banking and finance, Excel is simply indispensable. This critical tool serves as a blank canvas for…

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…

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,…

Driving Organizational Accountability for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Taught by Dr. Tana Session
Does your company have a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiative in place? While you may have taken many…

How to Speak with Effortless Confidence

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
There’s a key business skill that top actors already know—how to speak with confidence and courage. Confidence comes from the…

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 …

Free Lyft Rides for Job Interviews & Going to Work

Indeed Essentials to Work Program provides free Lyft rides to job interviews, job training sites, and/or a job. These rides …

Sample Cover Letter - Swarthmore student

This sample showcases experiences of a FLI student with experience as a club sport leader who is interested in working …

CodePath.org

We bring together employers, students, and colleges to eliminate inequities in tech education, diversify the field, and provide underrepresented students …

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.