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.
Designing Your Life
Lazarus Center Director Stacie Hagenbaugh talks about Smith College’s “Designing Your Life” initiative in a December 2019 article published in The Christian Science Monitor, “Designing Life: How College Courses in Coping Are Booming.”
84 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
Academic Year Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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)