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International Relations/Affairs

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Talking to alumni in the field can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors.  Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

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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 Due West Education

Up this week on Casual Fridays is an interview with Due West Education. Due West is an education services company that is passionate about helping students get the information and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly global society. …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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International Languages + ANY Career = Success: Alumni Career Panel

Alums shared insights and advice on how their language skills advanced their careers while opening exciting opportunities in Tech, Law, Medicine and Gaming! 

Valuable Insights from our Alums:

Have No Fear of Failure! -Learning a new language requires one to …

By Jennifer Barrington
Jennifer Barrington Associate Director, Career Education
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Swarthmore Contingent Shares Takeaways of U.N. Climate Change Conference in Dubai

A group of Swarthmore students, staff, and faculty attended the United Nations Foundation Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai in December, witnessing and contributing to international unity against the existential threat of climate change.

Three Swarthmore students — Oviya Kumaran ’24, …

By Ryan Dougherty
Ryan Dougherty
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William Li ’24 to Explore Global Affairs in China as Schwarzman Scholar

Reflecting on his time at the College, William Li ’24 pinpoints what makes Swarthmore special.

“It’s the commitment to community as the foundation of learning,” says the Honors economics and political science major from Ellicott City, Md.

Li is determined …

By Ryan Dougherty
Ryan Dougherty
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4 Easy Ways to Keep Up with Current Events and Grow Your Global Fluency

Today, employers are looking more and more for open-minded people interested in being a global citizen. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines one of its eight career readiness competencies as “global/intercultural fluency.” According to NACE, global/intercultural fluency …

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SwatLink: Find Your People

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


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

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in …

Contact & Location

(610) 328–8352

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.