Career Center: Student Career Planning and Development

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Spelman Women Empowered
Through Professional Training


Contact

Toni Ireland, Assistant Director
Career Planning & Development
SWEPT Coordinator
350 Spelman Lane - Box 10
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-270-5270 - Direct
tireland@spelman.edu

Purpose

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.

Mission

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

Program

  • 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 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Business attire is required (black or navy skirt suit or pantsuit with white or blue blouse)

Eligibility

  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • All majors welcome
  • No GPA requirement
  • Complete SWEPT Profile
  • Interview with Selection Committee
  • Submit one-page resume

Swept Schedule

  • August 22 – Submit profile, resume and schedule interview in the
    Office of Career Planning, Milligan Building, 2nd floor
  • September 2 – September 12 – Interviews (Office of Career Planning)
  • September 19 – Acceptance notification
  • September 24  - Orientation
  • October 1 – Making the Transition – From Book Bag to Briefcase
  • October 22 - How to be REMARKable
  • October 29 – Money Matters - How to Manage Your Fiduciary Responsibility
  • November 5 – Cross-Functional Teams and Projects
  • November 12 -- Millenials in the Workplace
  • November 19 --  Closing/Graduation Ceremony

Selection Process

Participation in the SWEPT program is selective and is limited to 50 students.

The Office of Career Planning is looking for individuals who demonstrate commitment to their personal and professional path through participation in organizations, internships and other activities.