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.

Casual Fridays with The City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh is a relatively new recruiting partner to the Swarthmore Community. They are often hiring year round for a jobs in a variety of industries great for new grads, recent alums, or current students seeking internship opportunities. …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Casual Fridays with Pinnacle 21 by Certara

Pinnacle 21 is a startup that has been making a huge impact on the regulatory review process. Their flagship software provides the biopharmaceutical industry with the key to fast, efficient drug review process. They are a certified “Great Place to …

By Kelly Dougherty
Kelly Dougherty Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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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 …

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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 …

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Employer & Interview Insights

Swarthmore & External Resources

REU Finder (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

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

Resources for STEM undergrads

US National Science Foundation

REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) information and database

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.