Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.
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)
Make an Appointment
Call 413-585-2582 or make an appointment in Handshake. Current students (and 2018s) have been preloaded. Click Smith College Login to get started.
Job Postings or Handshake Questions
We offer appointments for alumnae who have graduated within the past 5 years. Call 413-585-2582 or register for Handshake and schedule an appointment there.
Alumnae who are more than 5 years out: The Office of Alumnae Relations' Career Resources include webinars, networking events, business network, CareerBeam, PDF guides, salary negotiation, LinkedIn for alumnae, info for alumnae employers, and other suggested reading.
Peer advisers (PAs) staff the majority of our drop-ins. PAs receive extensive training to provide you with constructive feedback on resumes, cover letters and best practices for job and internship searches.
Peer advisers are your resource for:
- Resume and cover letter help—Whether you're writing your first resume or improving your existing resume and cover letters, the PAs offer knowledgeable advice and resources to get results. They can help you tailor your documents to employers' needs and expectations by assisting with wording, organization and style.
- Job & internship searches—PAs can guide you through the many resources available for your internship or job search, no matter what the field.
- Business cards—We offer free business cards during drop-in hours. Work with a PA to design business cards from one of our templates. One sheet of business cards (10 cards) are allowed per student per year. For more design options or to order larger batches of business cards, we suggest Paradise Copies in Northampton or online services such as vistaprint.com or moo.com.
Peer advisers also assist visitors in the Lazarus Center’s Resource Library, manage the Suit Yourself Program and support workshops and other events.
Drop-Ins with Peer Advisers (academic year only)
Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m.
Lazarus Center Library
Drop-ins are first come, first-served and are limited to 15 minutes.
Please bring paper copies of the materials you'd like to review or print them at the Lazarus Center.
Did you know you can borrow interview-appropriate apparel from the Lazarus Center? Through this free service, get the clothes you need for your job interviews.