Career Services Programs for Students




The Office of Career Services at Sarah Lawrence offers connections. Connections to career advisers, established in one-on-one counseling sessions over four years. Connections to employers through on-campus recruitment and internship programs. Connections to alumni professionals through networking programs and mentorship opportunities. And, most importantly, connections to each other achieved through our comprehensive Career Community model.

One-on-One Advising

Similar to the donning system, our career advisers meet with students one-on-one, establishing and maintaining relationships over the four years. We approach career development by class year and by each student’s individual needs. Our appointments with students typically cover one or more of the following topics: career exploration, resume and cover letter development & review, internship & job search strategies, personal branding, mock interviews and networking advice.

Online Databases

Our primary online platform, Handshake, enables students to apply directly to thousands of internship postings, make appointments with career advisers, and RSVP to our programs & events.

SLC Connect is an extension of Sarah Lawrence’s Career Communities program, which connects students with peers, faculty and alumni professionals who share an interest or expertise in a particular industry. This platform enables students to join a career community, message alumni for career advice, and apply to internships & jobs posted by alumni.

Alumni Connections

We are grateful for the extraordinary commitment of our alumni, many of whom participate in programs and networking events, provide mentorship and career advice, and/or share internships and entry-level job opportunities for our students. Many of our alumni are on SLC Connect, and the Office of Career Services is here to help students establish relationships on and off the platform.

Career Exploration & Networking Progams

It is in large part due to the caliber of our students and the quality of their work that Sarah Lawrence has built lasting relationships with employers in all our career communities. In addition to posting internships and entry-level jobs, employers participate in programs such as industry panels, networking events, internship fairs, and employer site visits.

Internship Program

Internships continue to remain the centerpiece of our offerings. We continuously emphasize to our students the importance of gaining experience through internships, which provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-world setting, develop and enhance professional skills, and forge relationships with industry professionals. For more information about Sarah Lawrence’s internship program, visit the Internships tab.

Employer Site Visit Program

Employer site visits include workplace tours and networking opportunities, typically hosted by Sarah Lawrence alumni.

Past site visits include:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Bloomberg
  • eBay
  • Hearst Digital Media
  • New York Botanical Garden

Annual Internship and Volunteer Fair

Employers from various industries attend the Internship and Volunteer Fair each fall and share information about their spring and summer internship programs.

This event is co-sponsored with the Anita L. Stafford Community Partnerships & Service Learning Program.

Resume Review Day

During this event, industry professionals come to campus to meet one-on-one with students to discuss suggestions for individual resumes and cover letters. Past participating employers include Viacom, Simon & Schuster, and JPMorgan.

Mock Interview Day

During this event, students have the opportunity to practice their interview skills with industry professionals and receive constructive feedback and advice. Past participating employers include New Victory Theater, HarperCollins, and My Sisters' Place.

Programs for First Years and Sophomores

Chat with Career Services

During orientation week, our staff meets with new students to discuss concrete ways they can further their career development during their time at Sarah Lawrence.

Get the Scoop: Connections, Conversations & Advice

New students have the opportunity to meet peers who share similar academic and career interests during this informal event. Seasoned student hosts are also  on hand to share tips on navigating internships, making connections and taking advantage of all that SLC & NYC has to offer.

The Internship Initiative Program

This program allows first year and sophomore students to start exploring their career interests and consider participating in internships. A panel of current student interns, employers and alumni discuss the value of internships and how it may lead to a successful career. The panel is followed by an informal networking event so students can learn about various industries and possible internship opportunities.

Programs for Juniors and Seniors

Tapping into Your NYC Alumni Connections

This one-day program consists of employer site visits to alumni in various fields. Participating alumni represent career communities ranging from Arts, Media & Entertainment to Law, Government & Activism. 

Your Liberal Arts Connections Program

During this event, students learn how they can use their Sarah Lawrence education to forge innovative careers across industries. Panelists share insights into how they have leveraged their Sarah Lawrence education in their professions and advice on networking and marketing our liberal arts education to prospective employers.

This program is co-sponsored with the Office of Alumni Relations.

Cocktails+Conversations=Connections: Practice Your Pitch

Building connections is valuable, and networking is an important skill to practice in advance of joining the workforce. Students mingle with Sarah Lawrence alumni from various industries at an intimate reception on campus and practice their pitch with alumni professionals.

Graduate School Information

Graduate School Advisement

For students who wish to pursue their education beyond Sarah Lawrence College, the Office of Career Services works in collaboration with the faculty to help provide support to determine the right path and the right school and reduce some of the stress of applying to graduate or law school.

Pre-Professional Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers pre-professional programs and advisers for pre-law, pre-journalism, pre-health, and pre-education students. For more information, visit the Pre-Professional Programs page.

Five-Year Programs

Students can receive their Bachelor's and Master's in five years through the following programs Art of Teaching, Child Development, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Women's History. For more information, please visit the Five-Year Programs page.