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Career Advising


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.–12 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m. in the Lazarus Center Library (1st floor)

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The Lazarus Center has incorporated Design Thinking into our work with students. Design is the process of intentionally making something that does not yet exist. Design thinking gives you the confidence and agency to build a future plan that makes sense for you.

Make an Appointment

Call 413-585-2582 or make an appointment in Handshake. Current students have been preloaded. Click Smith College Login to get started.

General Questions


Praxis Questions


Job Postings or Handshake Questions


Alumnae Appointments

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.

Deborah Wijnhoven
Senior Associate Director
Director of Employer Relations

Jason Bauer-Clapp 
Associate Director, 
Advising & Programs

Kate Trzaskos
Assistant Director,
Employer Relations

Patricia Woods 00
Assistant Director

Leigh Pinkston
Assistant Director for Affinity Advising

Anna Silverstein
Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional School Advising

Elly Mons
Prehealth Program Director

Emily Beaudry
Internship Coordinator

Brenda Jameson
Recruiting Coordinator

Kimberly Lebron
Praxis/Data Assistant

Charlene Imes
Office Manager/Administrative Coordinator

Gina Fusco

Peer Advisers

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 or

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.–12 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.


Resources for Alumnae