Life After Scripps

three students at graduation

Scripps’ Impact

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 & Resources (CP&R) office holds meetings with more than 85% of the first-year class within the first three weeks of the semester to begin evaluating their skills and interests so that students can maximize their Scripps experience. Scripps students have the opportunity to speak with recruiters as well as attend virtual job fairs and participate in mock interviews.


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
  • Eventbrite
  • 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.


of alumnae five years out are satisfied/very satisfied with their Scripps education


of graduating seniors would choose to go to Scripps again


of Scripps graduates admitted to first choice graduate school

See where some of our graduates are working:

  • BlackRock
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • CBS Interactive
  • City of Hope
  • Codesmith
  • Core Digital Media
  • Facebook
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Hammer Museum
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • National Land Partners
  • NBC San Diego
  • Pfizer
  • Teach For America
  • Think Big Analytics
  • Yelp

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
  • CalTech
  • Cambridge University
  • Cornell University
  • Courtauld Institute
  • George Washington School of Medicine
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Mills College
  • MIT
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oxford University
  • Parsons Paris
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University

* Data sources: CP&R Class of 2018 graduate survey, 2018 HEDS alumni survey, Class of 2018 NSSE survey