Career Services during Fall 2020

Contact

E-mail

914.395.2566

The Office of Career Services will continue to support students virtually throughout the fall semester. The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority.  Rather than offering in-person appointments, our Career Advisers are available to meet with students via Zoom or phone; students can schedule these appointments as they normally would on Handshake. If you need to speak with us, please email careerservices@sarahlawrence.edu. We will respond to you, typically on the same business day.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get academic credit for my fall internship?

There are two ways you can go about receiving credit for your fall internship. The first is to register for “Foundations in Workplace Culture and Wellbeing" (PRAC-3100-R), taught by psychology faculty member Meghan Jablonksi, during registration. The second is to recruit a faculty member you’ve worked with to sponsor you for fieldwork. In order to qualify for fieldwork, you must complete a proposal and submit an application (found on MySLC) to deanofstudies@sarahlawrence.edu. You will need our signature for this form before you can submit it, so please submit your completed application to careerservices@sarahlawrence.edu to get our electronic signature.

Can I get academic credit if my internship is remote?

In order to receive academic credit for a remote internship, your internship must meet criteria developed by the Office of Career Services (found on our MySLC page). This is to ensure that your internship is a supervised learning experience. If your internship meets these criteria, you can then enroll in the practicum course or apply for fieldwork through the Dean of Studies office.

I need your signature on my fieldwork form. Can I come by the office?

To get our signature, please email your completed fieldwork application to careerservices@sarahlawrence.edu. We will then email you back our approval, which you forward to the Dean of Studies office.

How do I apply for an on-campus job?

The Office of Student Employment posts all student worker positions (such as Tour Guide or Office Assistant) on their MySLC page. They also manage submissions from the community for tutors and babysitters. All of those listings can be found on the MySLC Classifieds.

The Office of Career Services can help you apply to remote jobs & internships. Before you apply, you're welcome to email us your resume/cover letter, and we'll send it back to you within 48-hours with suggestions for improvement. Career Advisers can also help you find paid, remote internships to apply to, or prepare you for any interviews you have. To make an appointment with a Career Adviser, visit Handshake​.

I’m living off-campus this semester. How can I stay connected to your office?

Since our office is functioning remotely this fall, we promise you’ll have access to the same services you would if you were on campus! There are several ways for you to stay in touch with us: make an appointment with a Career Adviser, attend our events, and read our emails (seriously!). You can also follow us on Instagram, as we routinely post about internship opportunities, upcoming events and other opportunities. Our handle is @SLC_CareerServices.

I was unable to attend Career Services' virtual programs, are the recordings available?

Yes, all programs were recorded so you are able to access them anytime at your convenience: "How to Build Your Alumni Network on SLC Connect", "Navigating the Job Market during an Uncertain Time", and "How to Make Connections and Build Your Personal Brand". We will be posting additional programs here throughout the fall semester. Stay tuned. 

I plan to travel off-campus (to an internship, part-time job, volunteer opportunity or other), what safety guidelines should I follow?

The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City and Westchester County. We know that COVID-19 thrives in environments where people are mobile and it is our collective responsibility to limit possible avenues for exposure in order to promote the health of our community.  Students participating in off-campus internships, jobs or volunteer work should speak with their site supervisor to arrange for remote work, if possible. If you do plan to travel to your off-campus position, please follow the guidelines set forth by Governor Cuomo (i.e. wear a mask or face covering, wash your hands before and after using public transportation, use hand sanitizer, etc). It is everyone's responsibility to keep our campus safe and healthy, please be sure to keep checking the guidelines as they are constantly changing. If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to the Dean of Studies Office , Office of Career Services, Community Partnerships or Student Employment.

Online Resources for Students

Handshake

All SLC students have free access to Handshake! The site features thousands of active internship and full-time job opportunities. After applying on Handshake, Sarah Lawrence students accepted internships at organizations such as O, The Oprah Magazine, FilmNation Entertainment, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," and more.

To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your Sarah Lawrence e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password. If you have trouble logging in or need help with navigating the site, please e-mail careerservices@sarahlawrence.edu

SLC Connect

SLC Connect is our alumni networking website, where students and alumni can message each other directly. This is a wonderful way to begin to build your network, as well as get advice for breaking into an industry.

Career Communities

The Career Communities website, developed by our staff, contains comprehensive resources by industry, and provides information such as where past Sarah Lawrence students have interned.

Helpful Links

Within our Career Communities website, the Helpful Links page provides resources applicable to all Career Communities.