Interview Days & Career Fairs

 By participating in our consortium interview days, you have the opportunity to recruit not only motivated talented Swarthmore students and alumni, but also students and alumni from our partner schools.  Swarthmore College has joined other colleges and universities to coordinate interview days in New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Through these events, employers who have hiring needs and students interested in working for those organizations have the opportunity to interview in one location convenient to both parties. To participate in any of our consortium interview days, please contact Career Services or by phone at 610-328-8352.

How do the consortium days work for employers?

  • Employers register for the event they are interested in participating.
  • Employers then submit job descriptions to be reviewed by students.
  • Students review all job postings from the organizations involved and submit applications.
  • Employers receive the student applications from the participating schools.
  • Employers review the applications and select students they wish to interview.
  • Employers notify the event coordinator of their selections.
  • The event coordinator notifies the students of their interview selections and creates a schedule.

Consortium Interview Days You Can Participate In

Engineering and Technical Career and Internship Connection (ETCIC): The annual Engineering and Technical Career and Internship Connection includes two days in the fall semester for employers and students in the engineering and technical fields to meet for pre-screened interviews and a career fair. Additionally, ETCIC offers virtual recruiting in the spring semester.  Post your entry-level and internship opportunities with the ETCIC, and receive resumes electronically!  For this event, Swarthmore parnters with 11 other top notch colleges and universities.  Download details 

Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC):  FRC offers a unique opportunity to interview a large number of candidates during the heart of your recruiting season from six selective schools:  Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Swarthmore College,Vassar College, Wesleyan University and The College of William and Mary. As a participating employer, you would have the chance to pre-select students you wish to interview; schedules are pre-arranged based on your selections. FRC will take place on October 24, 2014.  For information contact Pattie Kim.

Philadelphia Career Connection (Career Fair & Interview Day):  Employers from the Greater Philadelphia will have the opportunity to meet with students from the Tri-College community of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges at the career fair in the morning and one-on-one pre-selected interviews for internship and full-time opportunities in the afternoon. Employers in non-profit, government, start-ups and for-profit industries can recruit for full-time and internship opportunities.  The Philadelphia Career Connection will take place on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at Haverford College. Registration is now open. Employers must register by Dec. 1, 2014.

DC Metro Link: The DC Metro Link provides an opportunity for employers from the metropolitan Washington area to meet students from Swarthmore College, The College of William & Mary, Duke University and Yale University interested in entry-level positions and internships.  The Metro Link focused on public policy, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, and media. The next DC Metro Link will be held in February of 2015.  

Consortium Career Fairs

By participating in our consortium career fairs, you have the opportunity to recruit not only motivated talented Swarthmore students and alumni, but also students and alumni from our partner schools. Swarthmore College collaborates with other colleges and universities to coordinate career fairs in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. with a focus on non-profit, government, teaching and public service opportunities.

The benefits of attending a consortium-based career fair include:

  • High visibility for your organization.
  • Access to a larger number of students.
  • Ability to educate students about your organization.
  • Informal opportunity to identify candidates for employment and internship opportunities.
  • Low cost for participation.
Consortium-Based Career Fairs You Can Participate In

Philadelphia Career Connection (Career Fair & Interview Day):  Employers from the Greater Philadelphia will have the opportunity to meet with students from the Tri-College community of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges at the career fair in the morning and one-on-one pre-selected interviews for internship and full-time opportunities in the afternoon. Employers in non-profit, government, start-ups and for-profit industries can recruit for full-time and internship opportunities.  The Philadelphia Career Connection will take place on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at Haverford College.  Registration is now open. Employers must register by Dec. 1, 2014.

Government and Non-profit EXPO: This event is hosted annually by Swarthmore College, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, University of Richmond, New York University, NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the College of William & Mary. This event attracted hundreds of students (undergraduate and graduate level) and alumni from six of the most recognized colleges and universities in the area who are seeking careers in the nonprofit, government and socially responsible business sectors. The next EXPO will be held in February 13. 2015 at Georgetown University. Please check back for registration details.

Not-For-Profit Networking Fair: Philadelphia was an excellent opportunity for your non-profit organization to share information about jobs and internships with Swarthmore students and alumni, as well as participants from Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, University of Pennsylvania and a host of other top colleges and universities.  NFP Philadelphia will be held in February 27, 2015 at Bryn Mawr College.  Please check back for registration details.

Philadelphia Nonprofit & Government Career Fair:  We seek participation from non-profit organizations, representing issues ranging from the arts to human services/education to environmental concerns and federal government agencies. This event was designed to help you identify talented Philadelphia area students from top colleges and unversities for full time, part time, internship and volunteer/service positions. This fair will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Villanova University’s Jake Nevin Field House.  Please check back for registration details.