Partnering with Career Services

To assist our students in planning for life after Swarthmore, we collaborate with Career Services staff to develop and support events and workshops that seek to provide our students with tools and opportunities that can foster their success.


During one-week externships, students are matched with mentors who allow the students to experience a particular profession and/or organizational culture. Externships can be a great way to focus your interests and develop networks to pursue summer internships or future job opportunities. The college sponsors an externship week the week before the start of the spring semester. A mandatory orientation to the program is held the first week of October; applications are due mid-October.


Career Paths

Throughout the academic year, in fields that may be of interest to our students, the English Literature department brings to campus a range of speakers to share details of their career paths and to answer questions students have about their own career aspirations. For more information, see this list of events for the current academic year


Applying to Graduate School

Career Services is hosting a session on applying to graduate schools (especially PhD programs) on Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 from 4:30 to 8 pm in SCI 101. The event includes an essay writing intensive which will begin at 6 pm.

Applying for Internships and Summer Research

In January or early February, the department will host a workshop on applying for summer research grants and internships. Check back here for more information.