Smith Women Connect: Careers

THE OFFICE OF ALUMNAE RELATIONS AT SMITH COLLEGE OFFERS a variety of career-related services, from helping those just starting out to assisting seasoned professionals who want to jump start a stalled career or start something new. We can help you connect with other alumnae in a variety of fields who are willing to share advice and expertise, and we can provide you with the information you need to get your career on the right track.


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On-Campus Events


Leadership for Rebels with Rachel Simmons

September 15, 22 and 29

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Smith College Campus Center – Room 103/104


The courage to change and challenge yourself is a vital ingredient for a happy, well-lived life. But what’s the recipe for being brave and taking positive risks? How can we access the internal assets necessary to face down failure? For many of us, especially those with exacting personal standards, risk taking gets even scarier as we get older. In this new workshop series, join bestselling author and educator Rachel Simmons in a hands-on, courage building experience. These are NOT lectures: get ready to be on your feet and DO the work, not just hear about it. You’ll explore your own set of assets and vulnerabilities around risk and failure; set personal goals, take positive risks, and become more resilient. Best of all, you’ll laugh, have fun and leave inspired to challenge yourself and improve your life in personally meaningful ways.


Pizza and drinks will be served. This event is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP to



Off-Campus Events
Our off-campus events for fall 2014 will be posted soon.


Smith clubs: Host a career event

The Office of Alumnae Relations can bring career-related workshops to your hometown through your local Smith club. Workshop topics include changing careers, negotiating a return to the workplace for moms, updating your job search skills, using social media, the ins and outs of successful networking, and more. In addition to providing workshops, individual career advising appointments can also be arranged with club members.
The Office of Alumnae Relations provides for round-trip air travel, ground transportation, meal expenses, and overnight accommodations for events. The club is responsible for securing a location, advertising the event, and organizing registration.




Meet with an advisor
Alumnae who have graduated within the past five years can contact the Lazarus Center for Career Development at to set up an appointment with a career advisor.
Alumnae who are more than five years out may request a half-hour long individual appointment with Colleen DelVecchio, associate director of alumnae engagement, to be held either in person or by phone. Very limited times are available from September through June. Email Colleen at to set up an appointment
If you think you have good advice to share or would like to offer your skills in other ways, consider volunteering. Click here to see the kinds of volunteer opportunities available.

Join a Webinar

The Office of Alumnae Relations hosts a range of Webinars throughout the year that enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge. Click here for the schedule. Click here to view past webinars.