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Lazarus Center for Career Development

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Be Inspired. Generate Ideas. Test Possibilities. Find Your Purpose. Make a Plan. Design Your Future.

The Lazarus Center prepares students for meaningful undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities and helps them develop decision-making skills to use during college, in their careers and throughout life.

Smith’s ambitious students deserve exceptional career preparation. We don’t want students to simply pick a job. Our “By Design” vision for career development encompasses highly customized programs that enable students to imagine and create a career that fulfills their passions, fits their life goals and manifests the Smith spirit of doing well to do good in the world.

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Graduating in Turbulent Times

Graduating from college is an overwhelming transition in the best of circumstances. Graduating in the throes of a pandemic and economic crisis is an altogether different story. The class of 2020 is facing enormous and unprecedented challenges and the future seems completely unclear. The good news is you are not alone. A previous generation of Smithies also graduated into an upended world in 2008, and they are here to help you strategize and learn from their experiences.


Lazarus Center for Career Development

Drew Hall
84 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2582
Fax: 413-585-2596

Academic Year Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon & 1–4 p.m.

Drop-in Hours with Peer Advisers
Academic year only
Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m. in the Lazarus Center Library (1st floor)