Career Services Programs for Students

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914.395.2566

Sarah Lawrence students can access a variety of programs and services through the Office of Career Services, ranging from individual career counseling to full-day seminars.

Career Exploration & Planning

Individual Career Counseling

Counselors are available to meet with students and recent graduates who need assistance with defining and planning their career goals, learning internship and employment search strategies, drafting resumes, CVs, and cover letters, developing interview skills, and more.

Scheduled in-person and phone appointments are available. All appointments must be requested through Handshake, our online career services portal. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Career Assessments

Students and alumni are encouraged to take the personality, interests, and values assessments available online to help clarify career goals and interests.

Industry Workshops

Roundtable discussions on career-related topics cover a wide variety of subjects, including resume and cover letter development, interviewing, internship and job searches, networking, LinkedIn, and more.

To learn more about career workshops and our upcoming programs, visit Handshake, our online career services portal. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Career Services Workshops

Monthly class level focused workshops aimed to explore programs and events the Office of Career Services offers, helping students either begin their career planning process or hone in on what they should be doing to ensure a smooth transition to life after Sarah Lawrence. Students learn what workshops to attend and who to contact within the Office to ensure the most effective strategies are met.

Alumni Mentoring Community

This program links students and recent graduates with members of the Alumni Professional Network, advisors who have made the journey from classroom to satisfying career. Contact Angela Cherubini at 914.395.2566 or via e-mail for program details.

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

SLCeeds: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

An innovation and entrepreneurship immersion program, SLCeeds offers unique opportunities for students through a series of lectures, skills workshops, and a five-day intensive designed to mold ideas into plans of action. The program concludes with FinalPitch, an event that showcases the work students have done throughout their SLCeeds experience.

Learn more about SLCeeds

Pre-Law Advisement

Receive individual counseling and access group meetings with programming that focuses on the law school admission process and the field of law in general.

Call or e-mail to make an appointment with either of our Pre-Law Advisors:

Angela Cherubini
Director of Career Services
914.395.2566

Mark Shulman
History faculty member
914.395.2221

Job & Internship Programs, Events, and Opportunities

Internship Program

Hundreds of opportunities in all industries are posted on Handshake, Sarah Lawrence’s internal online internship and job database.

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence's Internship Program

Summer in the City Internship Program

Students with an internship in the tri-state area can apply to live on campus for free and participate in career related programming/workshops throughout the summer months. This professional development program provides an immersive experience to prepare students for life after Sarah Lawrence.

Internship Travel Stipend

The Internship Travel Stipend Fund has been established to provide travel assistance to students that are participating in unpaid internships during the academic year. Eligible students can receive a $350 travel stipend to help offset commuting costs. Students can apply for the stipend through the Office of Career Services.

Travel Stipend Collage

Many students benefit from alumni donated funds to support the commute to and from various internships in NYC, as well as the surrounding Westchester area.

Funded Internship Opportunities

The Annette Cravens Fund for Visual Arts (Summer)

The Fund is established to support students seeking direct contact with works of art and material culture to complement their academic and professional goals.  Cravens Internships are funded summer internships with the intention to offer students the opportunity to explore careers in the visual arts and gain valuable experience in museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, community centers, and similar cultural venues. Eligible students who have secured a visual arts internship will receive a $3,500 stipend.

Recent internship placements include: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, White Columns, the International Print Center of New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Redleaf Fund for internships in specific nonprofit organizations (Summer)

Ten students who receive an internship at participating nonprofit organizations will be eligible to receive a $4,000 stipend. Participating organizations will be confirmed by the end of the fall semester. Students interested in the Redleaf Funding can receive more information by contacting Katherine Corsillo, Associate Director, Internships & Alumni Partnerships,  via e-mail. Previous organizations included:

For more information regarding internship funding, please contact Katherine Corsillo at via e-mail.

Annual Internship & Volunteer Fair

Internship Fair

Employers from various industries attend the Internship and Volunteer Fair each fall and share information about their spring and summer internships. For information about the fair, please visit Handshake. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

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

Career Initiative Program

Career Initiatives ProgramThis initiative emphasizes the value of an internship. It engages students with current interns and alumni professionals on how to define career interests and make connections and how internship experiences have provided valuable skills, ultimately leading to a full-time job! For more information, contact Anne Marie Damiani at 914.395.2566 or via e-mail.

Information Sessions

During on-campus Information Sessions, employers, nonprofits, and representatives from graduate and professional schools provide students with information regarding jobs, internships, and degree programs.

For a list of upcoming programs, including information sessions, please visit Handshake. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Career & Internship Connections (CIC)

CIC LogoCIC blends the best of a career fair and a pre-screened interview event. Over winter break, CIC offers students from 16 colleges and universities the unique opportunity to network and interview with employers in Washington, DC, Boston, and New York City.

To learn more about the next event, contact Katherine Corsillo at 914.395.2566 or via e-mail.

Resume, Job Search & Interview Preparation

Practice Interviews

During mock interviews, career counselors provide constructive practice and invaluable preparation.

Students can request a mock interview through Handshake, our online career services portal, by clicking on “Appointments” under the “Career Center” tab. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Mock Interview Day

On Mock Interview Day, students practice their interviewing skills with professionals from various industries and receive constructive feedback and advice.

For a list of upcoming programs, including Mock Interview Day, please visit Handshake. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Resume Workshops

Resume Workshops are offered monthly throughout the academic year to prepare students to apply for on-campus employment, internships, volunteer work, and full-time positions.

For a list of upcoming programs, including Resume Workshops, please visit Handshake. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. Yoo'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Career Symposium Program

Through the Career Symposium Program, speakers and authors are invited to campus to discuss relevant career-related topics. Past program topics include:

  • Conducting an Online Job Search (facilitated by Indeed.com)
  • Hashtag to Hired: Using Social Media to Land a Job or Internship (facilitated by Findspark.com)
  • LinkedIn or Left Out (facilitated by a LinkedIn expert)

For a list of upcoming programs, including the Career Symposium Program, please visit Handshake. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Networking

Employer Site Visit Program

Employer site visits include workplace tours and networking opportunities, typically hosted by Sarah Lawrence College alumni. To participate in the Site Visit Program, contact Angela Cherubini at 914.395.2566 or via e-mail.

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

Recent site visits include:

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

Career Insider’s View Program

Get an insider’s perspective during these industry-specific roundtable discussions with employers. To learn more about participating, contact Katherine Corsillo at 914.395.2566 or via e-mail.

Career Pathways Series

Career Pathways Series

Attend industry-specific presentations and obtain advice from working professionals during Career Pathways Series event. For a list of upcoming programs, please visit Handshake. To log in for the first time, visit sarahlawrence.joinhandshake.com, and enter your@gm.slc.edu e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password.

Tapping into your NYC Alumni Connections

This two-day program consists of employer site visits to alumni in various fields and ends with a reception and panel/networking event. Participating alumni represent career fields and interests ranging from the creatives to business and start-ups.  

Programs for Seniors

Senior Year Transition Program

During this yearlong program, students have access to guest speakers, panel discussions, and networking events with employers and alumni who share an insider’s view of various industries. 

Speakers provide real-world advice on practical topics such as salary negotiation, balancing a personal budget, apartment hunting, creating a LinkedIn profile, building a professional wardrobe, employer perspective panels, and more.

Your Liberal Arts Connections Program

Liberal Arts ConnectionsAs a segment of Sarah Lawrence College’s senior transitions program, Career Services offers this one-day, pre-professional conference for upperclassmen. The program consists of a keynote speaker, alumni panels, industry expert roundtables, and networking reception.

This program is co-sponsored with the Alumni Board and 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.

Additional Programs & Services

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.

Career Services Library

The library located in the Career Services office is a rich source of information on career options, working abroad, graduate schools, and the transition from College life to career. Visit the library during Career Services office hours.