Post Scripps - One Year OutGraduates pursue a wide array of opportunities. One year out:*

  • About 53% are in full-time careers.
  • Roughly 19% attend graduate or professional schools.
  • The remainder complete Fulbrights and other fellowships, gap years, or work part-time.

The following information is based on survey responses from the Class of 2012 two years after graduation:

  • About 60% are in full-time careers;
  • More than 21% attend top graduate schools;
  • The remainder includes volunteer, research, or work part-time.


  • 25% of Scripps students complete three or more internships.
  • 84% of Scripps students complete at least one internship.
  • About 300 employers recruit at The Claremont Colleges each year.
  • More than 90% of first-year students attend a personal orientation session with Career Planning & Resources within their first three weeks on campus.
  • Scripps College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars, with 11 awarded in 2014-2015.
  • Scripps students and alumnae network with Life Connections, an online database of more than 1,000 alumnae and friends of the College.

Life After Scripps

Scripps College graduates live the mission of the College, contributing to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity such as the following alumnae:

Vicki Molina-Estolano ’11

Untitled-1Major: Latin American studies

Current job: Product Analyst, Quality, at Facebook

How did Scripps prepare you for life after college? The analytical thinking skills and natural curiosity I developed at Scripps are things I find useful in my day-to-day work. Most importantly though, Scripps connected me with brilliant, supportive people that are still in my life. Some of my best friends from college and I talk about personal and professional issues in our lives, and they are a great support network.


Elizabeth Turk ’83

Untitled-1Inspired by nature, and with the hope that gravity will not betray her, Elizabeth Turk, sculptor and artist, can turn 500 pounds of marble into intricately designed works of art.

Her work is sought out by numerous museums and galleries and is included in some of the most noteworthy collections in the country.

Among her many awards and fellowships, Elizabeth received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, and the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

Elizabeth received an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art.


Barbara Arnwine ’73

Untitled-1A tenacious advocate for equal justice, Barbara works to defend and promote civil rights and the rights of women in the United States and internationally.

Since 1989, she has been president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she had an important role in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Barbara received the prestigious Gruber International Justice Prize in 2011 for her excellence in defending and promoting civil rights and gender equity throughout the U.S.

Barbara received a law degree from Duke University.

The Places You’ll Go

With interests ranging from art conservation to neuroscience, Scripps alumnae hold jobs in education, government, non-profits, medicine, technology, business, and entertainment—just to mention a few. They are teachers, scientists, sculptors, analysts, and authors.

Amigos de las Americas (service opportunities in Latin America)
Analysis Group
Assembly of European Unions
Cambridge Associates (investment advisors)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Council on International Education Exchange
Ernst & Young
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
French Ministry of Education
Fund for Public Interest (grassroots political fundraising)
GirlSportWorks (nonprofit in Peru)
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase

Legal Aid Foundation
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Micronomics (economic research and consulting firm)
Morgan Stanley
National Institutes of Health
Office of Management and Budget
Peace Corps
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance
Stanford Digital Media Academy
Strive for College (national mentoring program)
Teach For America
UCLA Neuropsychology Department
Vogue Magazine
The Walt Disney Company
and many others

* Data based on graduates who completed the “One-Year Post-Graduation Survey.”