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, resumes & cover letters, 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.

Our secondary online platform, 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 & networking events, provide mentorship & career advice, and/or share internships & 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 & 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 & 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:

  • Bloomberg
  • eBay
  • HarperCollins
  • Hearst Digital Media
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New York Botanical Garden

Annual Internship & Volunteer Fair

Employers from various industries attend the Internship & 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 & Mock Interview Days

During this event, industry professionals meet one-on-one with students to discuss suggestions for individual resumes & cover letters and/or their interview skills.

Past participating employers include:

  • HBO
  • JPMorgan
  • Marino PR and Strategic Communications
  • The New Victory Theater
  • Simon & Schuster
  • ViacomCBS

Programs for First Years and Sophomores

Career Communities Social

New students have the opportunity to meet peers in their career community 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 & 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

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.


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 advisers for pre-law, pre-journalism, pre-health, and pre-education students. For more information, visit the Pre-Professional Advising page.