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.


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


  • Juniors and seniors only
  • All majors welcome
  • No GPA requirement
  • Complete SWEPT Profile
  • Interview with Selection Committee
  • Submit one-page resume
  • Email both SWEPT Profile and resume to

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.


Application Timeline

SWEPT Workshops​

  • Sept. 23: Orientation (Mandatory)
  • Sept. 30: Making the Transition from College to the Workplace
  • Oct. 14: Business Ethics
  • Oct. 28: Professional Communication Skills
  • Nov. 4: Working in Teams
  • Nov. 11: Sponsor presentation
  • Nov. 18: Closing/Graduation Ceremony


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