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Alumni Council Video Project

Swarthmore’s Alumni Council has created a new way for alumni to connect with students and help them in their transition to the “real world.” Piloted by Jove Graham ’96, Nina Paynter ’97, and Martha Marrazza ’09, the Career Video Project is a series of short clips hosted on Swarthmore’s website and viewable by students and alumni. Each 60-second video features an alumnus or alumna answering a question about career development. Career Services provided a list of hot topics, including finding out about corporate culture, acing an interview, making the most of a gap year, and getting into a competitive graduate school. Catherine Salussolia ’04 organized an initial recording session in October during the fall Alumni Council meeting. Cary Chester ’13, a student peer counselor with Career Services, recorded the videos. Contact information is provided with each video, allowing the viewer to ask more questions, network, and obtain further mentoring.

The videos provide a virtual connection between students and alumni and valuable real-life career advice not just for students but for alumni returning to the workforce or changing fields. Visit to see the first of the career videos and to find out how you can contribute your wisdom.

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