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Application Materials, Interviews, Housing

 

Resume and Cover Letters/CVs

Interviews

Mock Interview with a Career Counselor

This is the best way to prepare. Mock interviews help applicants practice telling their ‘professional narrative’ and gain confidence in the process. Schedule an appointment with a counselor.
 
Online Resources
  • BigInterview: Practice interview questions from anywhere. Students will need to register through BigInterview's website. Here's a guide to help get you started. [pdf]
  • Glassdoor: Provides organization and position-specific interview tips. Users can access Glassdoor through Handshake. Once logged into Handshake, look under "Career Center" then "Resources" for login info.
  • Wall Street Prep Student Passport Program: WSP provides finance technical and behavioral interview preparation as well as financial modeling. Email or call the office for access.
  • Breaking into Wall Street: Resource to help students prepare for the technical portion of finance interviews. Once setup, student will have life-time access to the interviewing portion of the program.  Email or call the office for access.

  • Management Consulted: Career Services provides students free access to MC resources including: 1) consulting bootcamp on campus; 2) MC school subscription platform featuring video courses and 500+ practice case interviews; and 3) one 1:1 case interview coaching session with a MC coach. Email or call the office for access. 

  • Case Interview Prep & Technical Interview Prep: Log into Handshake for a list of alumni who have volunteered to provide help with case interviewing and software/technical interviews. 
More interviewing resources

Using LinkedIn Groups to Connect

Swatties Helping Swatties: SHS provides a place to connect current Swarthmore students with alumni who mentor them by providing professional advice, information and support. 

Mock Interviewing: Need interview help? By joining this subgroup, you’ll be able to connect with other Swatties who are seeking practice and offering mock interviewing.

Life After Swarthmore

Career Services can help ease the transition from college to the workplace by providing you with advice about post-grad life. Learn more. [pdf]

Salary Negotiation

Read our salary negotiation guide [pdf] to how to negotiate your compensation package. 

Cost of Living: Cost of Living Calculator 

Summer Housing

Finding summer housing in an unknown city can be difficult. Here are a few resources to help you get started.​