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Smith alums are leaders and trailblazers. The Office of Alumnae Relations supports Smith College graduates with quality career management resources at every step of their ascent. Just starting out? Redefining your career? Looking for the next step? No matter what stage your career is in, we’re here to help you thrive and reach your goals. And no matter where your career takes you, the Smith College alum network is your most powerful resource. Stay connected through the Alum Directory, clubs and groups, your class and through the college's social media outlets.

The Smith College Business Network

Smithies are a powerful force in business. They lead some of the most influential companies in the world, start businesses that shake up the status quo, advise governments around the globe and change industries by advocating for fairness and equality. The Smith College Business Network provides tangible support among a group of the world’s most accomplished leaders.

The world needs more leaders from Smith. Smithies in business are making an impressive impact, yet the landscape still looks decisively male. With the Smith College Business Network, we aim to shift the tide, ensuring that a diversity of voices have a seat at the decision-making table and make their way to the top of industries and corporations.

Smith College is committed to its leaders. We’re nurturing the next generation of game changers just as we’re supporting our alums who are working in the trenches, leading companies and tipping the demographics. Smith is an incubator of big ideas and a launching pad for bold and ambitious leadership. At Smith, we teach our graduates to make their world.


Join us online! Our free alum webinar program brings personal thought leaders and industry experts right to you. Register to participate in upcoming webinars and take a look at some recent ones below. Visit our YouTube频道 for additional topics.

Stay tuned for Summer 2023 events

Ruth Ozeki ’80 On Writing
The Rejection That Changed My Life
The Power of Coalitions and Collaborative Leadership in the Public Sector
Value U: Frontloading Your Values Throughout Your Career Exploration
Transferable Skills and Career Transitions
From Resignation to Reimagination


The Lazarus Center for Career Development offers career-related services to alums up to five years out. Request an advising appointment and access industry programs, resources, job opportunities, graduate school information and career fairs. Alums may also post positions at their organizations. Sign up through Handshake.


For Employers

Promote your opportunities to recent graduates and Smith students by posting to Handshake, our internship and job database. This service is free to employers. In addition to reaching Smith’s student community, internship and job opportunities posted in Handshake are shared with our partners at Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College, and selected postings may be shared with other recruiting consortium college partners.