Obtain Career Development Support
Alumnae Career Services within Career and Professional Development provides a dedicated staff member to offer career coaching, professional development and networking resources and events for alumnae/i who graduated more than one year ago.
Career and Professional Development provides support to alums who graduated from the undergraduate college and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences within the last year. Pre-Law Advising is available to students and alumnae/i of all class years via Career and Professional Development.
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research: Career counseling, job fairs, and other resources and support specifically for GSSWSR alums.
Health Professions Advising Office: For alums applying to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health and programs in other health professions.
Host an Extern
Students can explore their career interests by shadowing you in your work setting. Open to Bryn Mawr and Haverford students, the Externship Program is an excellent opportunity for you to give students a “day-in-the-life” perspective of your profession, connect with prospective interns and employees, gain visibility for your organization, and share insights about your field. Learn more about how to sponsor an extern.
Access Job Openings
Bryn Mawr College has partnered with Handshake as our career management platform, free to alumnae/i across all class years. Alumnae/i accounts (with some exceptions) were created in 2018 by uploading basic information (e.g., name, preferred email, and dates of enrollment/graduation).
- Schedule appointments with career development staff
- Sign in to view employment opportunities from organizations that target students and alumnae/i
- Recruit at Bryn Mawr College - promote or refer jobs and internships for students and other alumnae/i.
In 2017, the Leadership, Innovation and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC) implemented Handshake, a platform to access jobs and internships, events, career fairs, and other resources. It is used by more than 500 colleges and universities and 200,000+ employers.
How to log in to Handshake:
- Go to: https://brynmawr.joinhandshake.com/login
- Sign-in with your email address (i.e., the preferred email address on file with Bryn Mawr College)
- First-time users, follow these instructions to create a password.
Special Situations Related to Email Username
Please contact Ellen Sanders, Administrative Program Coordinator, Career & Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-5174 for assistance with the following:
- Alums are not able to use .edu email address because Handshake interprets that as a student account from that institution. You may request a new account in this instance.
- Avoid creating a new account until you have confirmed whether you have an existing account. If you have multiple email addresses, we can confirm which one is in the system already (if any).
- If you prefer to use a different email address as your username, we can initiate that change.
- If you register as an Employer in Handshake, please use your work email. Alumnae/i using Handshake for their personal job search or networking should ideally use a personal email domain.