Career Services during Spring 2021

Contact

E-mail

914.395.2566

The Office of Career Services will continue to support students virtually throughout the spring 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 an internship?

To receive academic credit for a summer internship, students must apply for fieldwork through the Dean of Studies Office. This entails obtaining a “faculty” sponsor and submitting the Summer fieldwork application
 
During the academic year, there are two options to receive academic credit. Students should have a conversation with their don regarding which is the best option for them.

Option 1:  Apply for fieldwork and obtain a faculty sponsor. In order to qualify for fieldwork, you must complete a proposal and submit your Fall/Spring fieldwork application (found on MySLC) to deanofstudies@sarahlawrence.edu.
 
Option 2:  Register for the Practicum Course taught by Professor Meghan Jablonski. The practicum course is only offered during the academic year (Fall and Spring) and meets once per week throughout the semester.

How do I search for a summer internship?  

Keep in mind, competitive paid summer internships have early application deadlines, as early as January and February. However, companies continue to post their internships throughout the spring semester.
 
You should start your internship search on Handshake; this is where employers seeking Sarah Lawrence interns post their opportunities. There are also industry specific internship/job search sites you should also routinely check. These are found on our Career Communities page.  Click on the Career Community that interests you, then click on “industry specific resources”.  
 
The most common internship search sites among our students are:
https://www.indeed.com/ (all industries)
https://www.entertainmentcareers.net/ (TV, Film, Music, etc.)
http://bookjobs.com/ (publishing)
https://www.findspark.com/  (creative internships)
 
You can also draft a list of companies/organizations that interest you, and routinely check their “careers” or “internship” pages on their websites for the most up to date information about their programs, as well as application deadlines.
 
Follow Career Services on Instagram, and remember to open and read Career Services emails, including our weekly newsletter to the SLC Community, which regularly features select internship opportunities, upcoming programs and resources.

How do I prepare a cover letter and resume?

Review our Cover Letter and Resume Guide for templates and sample cover letters and resumes. Draft your documents and email them to a career adviser for critiqued and feedback.
 
We encourage you to make a one-on-one appointment with a career adviser through Handshake to talk about your interests, internships and resume/cover letters, as well as develop your individualized career action plan.  
Also, check out our events on Handshake, and register to join us at our upcoming programs.  

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.