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The Lazarus Center offers a variety of resources to help you explore and clarify your career goals, build and make use of your professional network and market yourself effectively via resumes, letters and interviews.

Handshake Career Management Tool

The Lazarus Center uses Handshake, a platform for launching your career.

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Suit Yourself Program

Smith students may borrow Banana Republic jackets, skirts and pants, sizes 2–24, in matching black fabric. There is also a collection of slacks and blazers. This service is FREE for current students — although you will initially have to pay for dry cleaning, we'll reimburse you!

How to Borrow
  • Come to the Lazarus Center during daytime drop-in hours and a peer adviser will help you select what you need to look your professional best.
  • Give yourself enough time to try on suits, and to fill out a contract with a peer adviser — usually 15-20 minutes.
  • Bring your OneCard and, if you like, the shoes and accessories you'll be wearing.
  • Suit Yourself is open during the academic year as well as the summer.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to borrow. We suggest you come in two days before your interview.
How to Return
  • All items must be professionally dry cleaned and returned within seven days (with dry-cleaning receipt attached). You will be reimbursed for the dry cleaning.
  • Items should be in the same condition in which you borrowed them, by the date listed on the contract, and during suit program hours.
  • Late returns will result in a $10 per day late fee. If items are not returned, borrowers may be charged a replacement fee up to $250.
Make Sure Your Attire Is Appropriate

A well-groomed appearance is essential. Anything else will detract from the best possible presentation you can make. A good way to determine suitable attire is to look at what people typically wear in the organization or industry for which you are interviewing.

Here are some examples of clothing options:

Business Formal

Skirt suit (preferably in a dark color and knee-length)
Pantsuit (preferably in a dark color)
Tailored dress
Ties and jewelry should be conservative
Dark/well-polished/closed-toed shoes
Small/medium-sized purse/bag with portfolio

Business Casual

Khakis, dress pants, skirts
Simple knee-length dress
Button-down long-sleeve shirt
Blouse or sweater set/cardigan
Have a blazer and/or tie handy
No jeans or casual sundresses
Closed or open-toed shoes (no flip-flops)


School for Social Work Workshops & General Services

Lazarus Center services are available to all School for Social Work students throughout the year, during summer session and after graduation. These include:

  • Job listings for social work on a career services management platform called Handshake
  • Online opportunities to practice your interview skills via a platform called InterviewStream. Access InterviewStream via Handshake: Click Career Center > Resources to find the Interview Stream link.
  • Networking opportunities through the Office of Alumnae Relations online directory and our alumnae LinkedIn page.
  • A digital resource library with targeted guides on resumes and cover letters and networking and interviewing for social workers. 
  • Lunch-time group advising workshops for SSW students during the summer on topics ranging from interviewing to salary negotiation to career planning; stay tuned for details here.

For further questions, please contact