Career Counseling Services for Alumnae/i
- Career Counseling
- Career Assessments
- Resume, CV and Cover Letter Guidance
- Graduate/Professional School Advisement
- Credential File Service
- Job Search Assistance
- Post a Job
- Post an Internship
- Host an Employer Site Visit
- Mentor a Student
- Visit the Alumnae/I Relations Office
Alumnae/i are valued members of the Sarah Lawrence College Community. We welcome you to utilize our services for your own career development needs and/or for recruiting SLC students for internships and full-time jobs at your organization or company.
Counselors are available to meet with alumnae/i seeking assistance with their job search, career change, or application to graduate or professional school. Phone appointments and email consultations are available for those living out of the area.
If you are hoping to change careers, you are encouraged to explore your personality, interests, values, and skills by taking online assessments available through Career Counseling. After taking the assessments, counselors will review your results and help you clarify your career goals and interests and develop a plan with short and long-term goals.
After completing career assessments, alumnae/i are encouraged to explore and research various career options and career fields.
Counselors are available to help draft and critique resumes, CV's, and cover letters intended for job opportunities and graduate school applications.
Alumnae/i are invited to register with CareerLink, our online internship and job database. To login, please email the Office of Career Counseling for a username and password. When logging in for the first time, click on the "Register" tab. Once you have completed a short registration, you will have access to over a thousand listings, including internships, jobs, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities, as well as listings via the NaceLink network (a national job search database). If you need assistance with logging in or navigating CareerLink, please contact the Office for assistance.
Counselors can provide information about graduate and professional schools, and guidance and support throughout the application process.
The Office of Career Counseling offers a credential file service. A credential file contains letters of recommendation. Copies of these letters are mailed, at the credential holder's request, to potential employers and graduate schools.
Start a Credential File
- Fill out an Authorization Form, complete with your signature.
- Return the form in person or mail it to the office.
- Ask professors and employers to mail their letters of recommendation to the office (Bates 2S) on school or professional letterhead.
- Note: If you plan on using the letter for a variety of applications, request a generic letter of recommendation.
Request a mailing
- Email the Office of Career Counseling with a list of the letters you'd like us to send. Include a complete address for each mailing.
- If your letters of recommendation need to be part of a packet of materials sent by you, we will seal your letters for each program in an envelope marked "confidential" and bulk mail the letters to your current address.
- Note: Confidentiality rules prohibit us from allowing students and alumnae/i to read their credential file. Once a letter of recommendation is on file, it is the office's right to protect the privacy of the professor or professional who authored the letter.
Career counselors are available to help you update your resume, draft a cover letter, search for jobs, and prepare for an interview.
Please email job description(s) to the Office of Career Counseling and we will post your opportunity on our online internship and job listing database, CareerLink.
Please complete the Internship Listing Form or e-mail your description(s) to the Office of Career Counseling and we will post your opportunity(s) on our online internship and job listing database, CareerLink. We would appreciate it if you would notify our office when employing any of our students as interns. Please contact our Internship Coordinator, Anne Marie Damiani, at email@example.com. Also, please complete an Internship Evaluation Form at the conclusion of the internship.
Typically hosted by SLC alumnae/i, employer site visits allow students a glance into a career field of interest. The schedule for each visit includes the employer's overview of the organization, information about career and internship opportunities, a tour of the workplace, and a chance for students to network onsite with professionals. Please contact our office if you are interested in hosting a small group of students at your site.
This one-year program pairs rising seniors (mentees) with successful and seasoned professionals (mentors) who can provide advice, support, resources, and motivation in regards to their career exploration. Mentors/Mentees are encouraged to communicate via email, phone calls, and at least two personal meetings throughout the year. If you are interested in mentoring an SLC student, please contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations.
We encourage you to stay connected to Sarah Lawrence. To view the many available resources for alumnae/i, visit The Office of Alumnae/i Relations, which offers information on joining the online alumnae/i community, attending events, and receiving a monthly newsletter.