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Life & Physical Science Research

Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in Life Sciences 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.

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.

Level Up your professional and technical skills

Swarthmore Career Services is again collaborating with TriCo partners, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, career centers to bring skills training from Haverford alum Panos Panidis of Aesop Academy. Panos is himself an entrepreneur who, after several years working in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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Key Takeaways From the Psychology Alumni Panel

The Psychology department and Career Services hosted an alumni panel in Spring 2023. Three alums shared their experiences in college and after graduation. Their insight on their paths thus far was very informative to the current students who were in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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Your STEM Internship Is More Important Than Ever in a Post-Pandemic World

The need for more science, technology, engineering, and math talent has never been more obvious than today. Faced with a pandemic, the world needs scientists to keep developing vaccines, medical professionals to treat the sick, engineers to invent and build supporting …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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A Day in the Life: Research Scientist

Theresa Humphries, 28, is a research scientist in the Medicinal Chemistry department. She spends most of her day mixing and heating chemicals to carry out reactions that form different drugs.

8:30 AM: I normally get into work around half past …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Entry Level Jobs With Applied Physics Laboratory

Posted on March 20, 2010
This has nothing to do with physics, but yesterday was likely the greatest day in Cornell athletics history. I’m a happy guy. I’m also a guy who took AP Physics and found it extremely difficult. …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Employer & Interview Insights

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 Chemicals Industry 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 Medical Equipment Manufacturing Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Swarthmore & External Resources

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.