Feature Stories Archive

Career Planning and Resources

From first to final day at Scripps College, the Career Planning & Resource (CP&R) Center helps students succeed with one of their most important transitions – the one from undergraduate life to life after Scripps.

Added: March 17, 2015


A Scripps Student at NASA

As part of NASA’s earth sciences research intern program Taia Wu ‘15 and other interns are up at five a.m. in the Palmdale, California, flight research center, where they board a hollowed-out Boeing plane filled with scientific instruments and scattered seating, and take off.

Added: March 12, 2015


Women in Entertainment: Edie Adams ’14

Although Edie Adams ’14 has always had a passion for music, she assumed she’d be doing something related to her major in Hispanic studies after graduation from Scripps College. Then Terrorbird Media came calling.

Added: March 9, 2015


How One Patient Changed My Career Path

It happened so quickly, but I will never forget it. In that moment with the patient holding the intensivist’s hand, showing honest gratitude, and expressing so many words despite the communication barriers, I wanted to be the doctor that helped her.

Added: March 6, 2015


Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence

AISS is a cutting-edge, yearlong course designed to combine and integrate all of the principles students would otherwise learn in separate, semester-long introductory courses to biology, chemistry, and physics.

Added: March 5, 2015


New Home, New Skills

I thought it would be easier than it was, but with coworkers and friends I felt at home in Seattle. I became immersed in a new liberal, forward thinking community while living in the heart of the city.

Added: February 27, 2015


Science, to Go

Due to the rigors of their degree, many science majors find it difficult to study abroad while undergraduates. For Amanda McQuade ’16, however, drive and the AISS program made it – and directed research in Belgium – a foregone conclusion.

Added: February 23, 2015


Rediscovering My Dream

I could write thousands of words on my summer at Sub Pop, but all anyone needs to know is that it changed my life for the better. I’ve fantasized about working in the music industry and entertained the idea of being in a band, managing one, or becoming a music producer. This summer was by far the most formative in terms of my career mindset, and the internship provided promising connections for my future in the music world.

Added: February 20, 2015


Southern California and Hollywood Films

Professor Susan Rankaitis' Core III seminar it teaches students how to critically explore visual aspects of filmmaking – editing, cinematography, art direction, and more – by examining cultural, social, and political differences against the backdrop of the “California Dream.”

Added: February 17, 2015


Changing Lives with Scripps College Academy

Nancy Herrera ’15 and Mercedes Adame ’18 know intimately how Scripps College Academy helps students achieve seemingly impossible goals. As high school students, the program realized the power of a liberal arts education. As Scripps students and employees of the Academy, they help others follow in their footsteps.

Added: February 13, 2015