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Career Services

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Department Overview

 

    CPA Drop-in Hours

    Think of your Career Peer Advisors as your Career Services 101 resource.  The CPA team will host Zoom drop-ins every weekday afternoon from 2-4 pm EST.  Hop on for assistance with building/polishing your resume and cover letter, taking a look at your social media presence, getting to know what events are upcoming in Career Services, talking about recruiting cycles, networking; and so much more. If you need application materials reviewed (resume, CV, cover letter, etc), please email cpa@swarthmore.edu.

    CPA Zoom Drop-in

    Winter Break Resources

    Learn the full potential of Handshake

    1. Learn the full potential of Handshake-- our internship and jobs database! It also has events and electronic resources.

    Update preferences & interests in Handshake

    2. Update preferences & interests in Handshake. Have Handshake work for you! Fill out your "Career Interests" profile to ensure that you're receiving notifications about relevant opportunities and resources. (Go to Career Center--> Career Interests)

    Search for internships

    3. Search for internships. Use UCAN to search for internships! Access via Handshake (Go to Career Center -->Resources-->UCAN)

    Explore industries and potential organizations

    4. Explore industries and potential organizations. Do some networking by connecting with alumni. Listen to SwatWords--over 80 alumni who have shared their career paths! Access via Handshake. (Go to Career Center -->Resources-->SwatWords)

    Connect with people in your field

    5. Connect with people in your field. Use LinkedIn to find and conduct informational interviews with interesting alumni.

    Revise your resume & prep your cover letter

    6. Revise your resume & prep your cover letter. Check out our Resume and Cover Letter Guide on our website! Once you're ready for a resume review, email cpa@swarthmore.edu

    Polish interview techniques

    7. Polish interview techniques. Do you have interviews coming up? If so, make sure you prepare by making an appointment with a career counselor via Handshake. In a rush? Check out BigInterview on Handshake (Go to Career Center -->Resources-->BigInterview).

    Explore international resources

    8. Explore international resources. Interested in abroad experiences? Check out GoinGlobal on Handshake (Go to Career Center -->Resources-->GoinGlobal).

    See the 'RESOURCES' section of Handshake

    9. See the 'RESOURCES' section of Handshake, which houses all of our paid subscriptions. (Go to Career Center -->Resources)

    10. Make sure to connect with Career Services! Counselors are available for appointments; make one on Handshake! (Note: The College is closed from Dec 21-Jan 3. However, cpa@swarthmore.edu is available during that time for resume and cover letter reviews). 

    1. Learn the full potential of Handshake-- our internship and jobs database! It also has events and electronic resources.

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