Career Center: Student Career Planning and Development

Swept Program at Spelman

Spelman Women Empowered Through Professional Training


Spelman Women Empowered through Professional Training (SWEPT) was launched in 2002 by the Office of Career Planning & Development to fill the gap between the extraordinary classroom training that Spelman students receive and the professional skills that the business and professional communities expect in the workplace.

SWEPT Program at Spelman


To enhance Spelman College’s reputation for producing young women who are confident, competent, credible, and committed to social change.


  • Offered fall semester only
  • Composed of five one and ½ hour workshops as well as an orientation/information session and closing/graduation ceremony
  • All workshops are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Business attire is required (black or navy skirt suit or pantsuit with white or blue blouse)


  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • All majors welcome
  • No GPA requirement
  • Complete and submit SWEPT Profile
  • Interview with Selection Committee

Selection Process

Participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 50 students.

Application Timeline

  • Aug. 22 - Sept. 16: Complete and submit SWEPT Profile
  • Sept. 16: Acceptance notification

SWEPT Workshops

  • Sept. 21: Orientation
  • Sept. 28: Leadership
  • Oct. 12: Professional/Work Ethic
  • Oct. 19: Professional Communication
  • Nov. 2: Working in Teams
  • Nov. 9: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Nov. 16: Closing/Graduation Ceremony


Toni Ireland, Assistant Director
Career Planning & Development
SWEPT Coordinator
350 Spelman Lane, Box 10
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-270-5270 (Direct)