For Families & Prospective Students

Career Services Overview

Career Services is an important part of student life at Swarthmore. We offer individualized attention to students who seek jobs, career direction, guidance to select a major, internships, or entrance into graduate school. Students drop by our office in 135 Parrish every day with quick questions or to have a resume reviewed by our staff of trained Career Peer Advisors. In-depth appointments with a Career Counselor are typically available the very next day so students don't miss an application deadline or fail to be prepared for an interview.  Swarthmore students have a fascinating range of career interests -- from ethnomusicology and biomedical research to social justice and investment banking -- and our staff of five Career Counselors have expertise in a wide variety of fields so we can help students develop action plans and contacts.

Career Counseling

In-depth assistance is provided for students who want to clarify career direction or determine occupations of interest by appointment with a Career Counselor. Additionally, career assessments are available after an initial meeting. Career Counselors offer assistance with career planning and developing your job and internship search strategies. Career Counselors and Career Peer Advisors will review the content and presentation of resumes and cover letters. We offer a wide range of assistance in preparing for interviews, including mock interviews. We also assist with applications to graduate school when applicable.

Workshops and Events

Programs and workshops to assist with career planning, developing job and internship search skills, networking and applying for graduate school are offered regularly.  We always have events and programs scheduled to help students make good career decisions and prepare for life after Swarthmore. We integrate our alumni mentors into a wide array of our career programming to help students learn about a diverse array of careers.  To learn about upcoming events, see our calendar below.