Explore and 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 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.

Apply and Interview

Search for opportunities that are aligned with your skills and career goals through Handshake and check out the Swarthmore Funded Summer Opportunities.

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.

Internships in Engineering Series, Spring 2024

Obtaining information about the professional world from those who’ve gone before you can be extremely helpful, and here at Career Services, we love promoting that!

Last March, Mark Lohatepanont ‘24, a Senior in the Engineering Department sat down with a …

By Immaculata Daikpor
Immaculata Daikpor Career Fellow
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Summer Intern Housing Resources

Summer housing options at Swarthmore can be viewed on the Residence Life page.

If you are going to be off campus and in other locations, you may find the below links helpful.

Note: We do not officially endorse any of …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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Internships 101: A Student’s Perspective on Landing Your Dream Internship

From my experience at Swarthmore, I have noticed that many of us start the process of internship searching around the middle of the Spring semester. It’s that time of the year when we realize that summer break is around the …

By Nelson Dufitimana
Nelson Dufitimana Career Fellow
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How to Spot Job and Internship Scams

Money scammers have found a new lucrative home – the job and internship seeker. Throughout the past academic year alone, thousands of fraudulent job offers and part-time employment scams have targeted the Swarthmore student community.  With increasingly sophisticated and effective methods …

By Claire Klieger
Claire Klieger Assistant Vice President & Executive Director
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Summer Funding Applications from Career Services are Open!

This year, Career Services is offering two opportunities to obtain summer funding:

1. Swarthmore Future Entrepreneurship Program (SFEP)

This program allows students to intern at local start up companies through a partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Students can apply …

By Andres Perez Correa
Andres Perez Correa Marketing & Engagement Coordinator
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Employer & Interview Insights

Swarthmore & External Resources

Learn about the ticks and tricks for identifying and applying to funded summer experiences through the College

REU Finder (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

Search by experiences open to specific class years, international students and DACA students.

Resources for STEM undergrads

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.