Life After Scripps

Scripps College is a community of change-makers, poised to excel in graduate school, prestigious fellowships, and dream jobs. With a solid liberal arts education that develops critical, analytical, and creative thinking, our graduates are well prepared after Scripps.

Each fall, our Career Planning’s Resources office meets with nearly 90% of the first-year class within the first three weeks of the semester to begin evaluating their skills and interests to get the most out of their Scripps experience. Scripps students have the opportunity to meet with recruiters visiting all five colleges, as well as attend job fairs and participate in on-campus interviews.



85+% of Scripps students hold at least one internship.


Nearly 1/4 students complete 3 or more internships.


Within 5 years of graduation nearly 2/3 of Scripps students complete graduate or professional degrees.



Internships provide exposure and real-life experience, critical in today’s competitive world. See where some of our students have interned:


20th Century Fox Studios
American Red Cross
California Department of Justice
Girls Who Code at Intuit
Guggenheim museum

Heineken International, B.V.
Teach For India
Feminist Majority Foundation
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Seattle Aquarium
The Smithsonian Institution



Our graduates impact the world around them. Scripps alumnae have careers in the arts, government, medicine, startups, entertainment, and more. They are educators, scientists, artists, analysts, and techies. 

  • 95% of alumnae five years out, who responded to an alumnae survey, indicated that they are satisfied or very satisfied with their Scripps College education (from the HEDS alumni survey administered in 2018).
  • 83% of graduating seniors would choose to go to Scripps again if they could start over (from the Class of 2018 NSSE survey).
  • 15% of Scripps graduates plan to pursue graduate or professional degrees within their first year of graduation

See where some of our graduates are working:


Boston Children’s Hospital
CBS Interactive
City of Hope
Core Digital Media
Goldman Sachs

Hammer Museum
MassMutual Financial Group
National Land Partners
NBC San Diego
Teach For America
Think Big Analytics


Graduate School

Scripps graduates receive competitive fellowships and grants for full-time study and research yearly. They’re also accepted at some of the nation’s top graduate schools, including:


Brown University
Cambridge University
Cornell University
Courtauld Institute
George Washington School of Medicine
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Mills College
New York University

Northwestern University
Oxford University
Parsons Paris
Stanford University
Tufts University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University