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Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5000
Fax: 610-526-6525
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog


Career Development Office

The liberal arts experience positions students and alumnae/i with a highly valued foundation for rewarding, stimulating and successful careers building on their interests in and outside of the classroom.  Well developed communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, breadth of interdisciplinary thought and in depth research are keystone building blocks for long term career success and leadership. Curricular and co-curricular experiences are intentionally designed to create ample opportunity for engagement in actively exploring interests and developing related skill sets as one’s career interests begin to take form and grow during the college years. Career Development programs serve to engage students throughout their Bryn Mawr experience with first hand exploration as well as hands on experience in fields of interest. CDO encourages active career exploration, research and reflection beginning in the first year and throughout the years at the College. In recent years, CDO programs have focused on careers in the arts, business and finance, communications, education, sustainability, technology, gap year programs, law, mathematics, health, international relations and conflict resolution. Each year brings a new variety of topics. Alumnae/i are invited to continue to utilize as well as contribute to our services and active alumnae/i networks.

The following list offers a sampling of Career Development services.

  • One on one career counseling & interest assessment
  • Online information on more than 2,000 internships
  • Online databases of career information and job postings (password protected)
  • OCEAN (Online Career Exploration And Networking) career opportunity management system
  • Student Career Interest Registration fuels target emails of opportunity announcements
  • Externships: 2 – 10 day job shadowing with alumnae/i during breaks
  • Career Exploration Days and Employer Site Visits during breaks
  • Careers Conferences and Alumnae/i Panels
  • Alumnae/i Networks for career information and advice
  • Coaching on Resume Building, LinkedIn profiles, Job Search and Interview Skills
  • Mock Interview Days
  • Employer and Graduate & Professional School Information Sessions
  • On Campus Recruiting / Interview Programs
  • Off Campus Recruiting / Interview Programs in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC & San Francisco
  • Not-for-Profit Career Fairs in Boston (Wellesley) and Philadelphia (on campus)
  • National Virtual Job Fairs