Mission Vision Values
Career Services engages students as they reflect on and integrate all facets of their Swarthmore experience for lifelong career development, meaning and purpose.
Every student has a career mentoring experience, supported by the Swarthmore community, thus graduating prepared to identify and pursue unique paths for impactful lives.
Collaboration -- working together and partnering with students, colleagues, alumni and employers makes our work dynamic, multi-dimensional, inspirational and fun
Trust and Respect -- demonstrating mutual respect for and belief in the value of individual contributions and perspectives
Equitable Accessibility -- realizing the essential role of career centers in advancing social and economic justice, and how careers make a difference in our lives and our communities, we meet students where they are, providing equitable access to our resources and services to reduce gaps in cultural and social capital
Empowerment -- helping students envision their lifework and encouraging them to take ownership in creating their own path
Inclusive and Transparent Communication -- openly communicating with honesty and integrity, engaging in dialogue and sharing our thoughts, reasons and the data that inform our decisions
Empathy and Compassion -- valuing everyone in their uniqueness, listening without judgment, providing a welcoming, comfortable space for students where they have a sense of belonging
Optimism -- bringing positivity and possibility to our conversations with students about their future plans and in our work with colleagues to serve our community
Creativity and Innovation -- imagining new ways of supporting students in our counseling, programming, resources and services through dynamic visioning and problem solving