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Career Services

While Abroad: Career Services

Students should reflect on their academic and career interests and while abroad take advantage of opportunities to network with professors, career centers, host families, friends, program coordinators, Swarthmore alums, and others. The online alumni directory and LinkedIn are good resources to connect with Swarthmore alums. Students should consider taking advantage of school breaks to set up job shadowing externships.

If planning an internship prior to or following an abroad semester, students must be aware that start and end dates might not be flexible and may be in conflict with the dates of the study abroad program. Students are not allowed to negotiate with study abroad programs to change the end dates of their programs. Students can sign up for e-recruiting and UCAN to access online databases. If a placement requires an interview, consider asking the employer if the interview can be done by phone or SKYPE. The Career Services website provides information on how to arrange an externship in the US. 

Arrangements can be made to Skype with career counselors while abroad (8:30-4:30 EST). Email careerservices@swarthmore.edu to set up an appointment.