Through our continued efforts to meet your career management needs, the Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations has partnered with CareerBeam to bring you the best career development information, and the best company and industry research tools, available in the market. The Career Success Center has a career development seminar series that has assessments, professional resume and cover letter builders, and search strategy resources for you. Just a few highlights and features now available to you include:

  • Identify professional direction and explore careers through career assessments
  • Create your resume
  • Write a cover letter
  • Prepare for an interview
  • Generate a network and develop a list of networking questions
  • Organize, manage, and implement your job search
  • Research and find domestic and international companies and recruiters

To self-register and begin using our Career Success Center, click here.

Watch our recorded webinar on an Introduction to CareerBeam here. 

Career Advising

The Office of Alumnae Relations is currently undergoing a review of its career programming. Career advising for alumnae who graduated more than 5 years ago is on a temporary hold. Thank you for your patience during this time.

The Lazarus Center for Career Development  continues to offer  career-related services to alumnae up to five years out.  You may request individualized advising appointments in addition to having continued access to extensive industry programs, career resourcesjob and internship opportunitiesgraduate school information, recruiting, and career fairs.  Make an appointment today by calling (413) 585-2582


Handshake – The Lazarus Center’s database of jobs and internships. Request a free account and browse thousands of job, internship and fellowship opportunities! Alums may also post positions at their organizations. Register for a free account

Cover Letter

Writing an Effective Cover Letter (PDF)


Writing Your Resume (PDF)

Executive Level Resumes (PDF)


Ace the Interview (PDF)

Salary Negotiation

Negotiating The Job Offer (PDF) Salary Negotiation Guide
Not only can PayScale tell you how much you should earn, we can help you negotiate your salary too. We’ve teamed up with career and finance experts to answer your questions about salary negotiation. We give you the data and break everything down into three easy steps – Research, Strategize, Negotiate – so that you can prepare yourself for salary success.

GlassDoor Salaries – See what employees earn at over 180,000 companies worldwide, learn what kind of salary to expect for any job in any location, and get the full compensation picture with tips and bonuses, as well as benefits.

ADP’s Salary Paycheck Calculator – This tool will help you estimate your actual take-home pay per paycheck based upon your gross salary, state and local taxes, and tax withholding status.

Educate to Career Salary Calculator

Connecting with Alumnae

How to Use the LinkedIn Alumni Tool – LinkedIn has an incredibly useful and user-friendly tool to help you connect with over 28,000 alumnae, read this article and start connecting today.

For Employers

Promote your opportunities to recent graduates and Smith students by posting to Handshake, our internship and job database. This service is free to employers.

In addition to reaching Smith’s student community, internship and job opportunities posted in Handshake are shared with our partners at Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College, and selected postings may be shared with other recruiting consortium college partners.

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