Contact Us
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1697
Phone: 610-520-2600
Fax: 610-520-2655

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
Career Development Services for Students and Alumnae/i

Kathy Marcolina, MSS, LSW
Career Counselor
Office: 610-520-2615
610-526-5174 (to schedule an appointment)

Office Hours at GSSWSR
Mondays 9:30-5:30
Tuesdays 9:30-5:30
Wednesday afternoons until 5:30

Search for Employment Opportunities in LanternLink

The Graduate School of Social Work learns of jobs from many area agencies, social work alumnae/i and area employers via multiple sources. Social Work as well as Human & Social Services job listings, among others, are posted for current students and alumnae/i in our on-line password protected job board, LanternLink.

Generated by the Bryn Mawr College, Career and Professional Development (CPD), this listing offers professional full and part-time jobs across a wide spectrum of categories. If you are an alumnae/i of GSSWSR, please call or email the CPD at 610-526-5174 or and provide your date of graduation, your current email address and the correct spelling of your first and last name. You will be sent a reply allowing access to LanternLink using your email address as your username, and be given permission to set up a password to access the site.

Once you have your user name and password, go to and you will come to the Lantern Link sign in page. Once you have signed in, in the right box under "One-Click Searches", select Alumnae/i Jobs. Look through all the postings by rolling over job titles or clicking on the title for the full posing to be shown. You can narrow your search results by choosing "By Industry" and especially looking at the "Social/Human Services" listings.

Individual Advising

Current GSSWSR students and alumnae/i have access to a career counselor conveniently located in the GSSWSR classroom building. The career counselor is available to:

  • discuss your personal career goals,
  • assist in planning your job search strategy, and
  • offer  resume or c.v. review.

All advisement meetings are confidential.

Lunch-hour Workshops

Planned conveniently during students' class breaks, career workshops address issues like licensure, resume and cover letter writing, networking and interviewing.
See the current schedule of workshops on the GSSWSR Events Calendar.

Networking Contacts

Many alumnae/i from the Graduate School of Social Work and from Bryn Mawr College are willing to talk with students and other alumnae/i about what they do. Our alumnae/i are among our most valued resources. If you are evaluating career opportunities, seeking information about employers or wish to learn more about a professional role, the advice of experienced alumnae/i can be invaluable.

Online Alumnae/i Directory:

If you have not previously received a password, follow the link "Request a Password".

Athena's Web

Athena's web is another online community of Bryn Mawr alumnae/i. This will connect you to a pool of alums in any particular region.

Letters of Reference Service

Bryn Mawr College Career and Professional Development (CPD) offers a "credentials" service whereby you may store your letters of reference. Upon request, the CPD forwards letters on your behalf to potential employers or to graduate schools. Learn more about the service and download forms at:

Jobs Fair

Located on site at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the annual Career Information and Jobs Fair hosts 30 (plus) employers who come to campus specifically to meet with social work students.

Professional Development

In keeping with the School's commitment to continuous learning throughout each social worker's career, the School offers a professional development series running from October through February. These workshops for post-graduate professionals present a spectrum of social work issues sensitive to the needs and suggestions of alumnae/i. See current schedule of Professional Development classes.