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.

Our Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) office holds meetings with approximately 80–85% 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.


first-years meet with CP&R in first month


students complete 1+ internship


advanced degree 5 years after graduation


Most Scripps students complete at least one internship while at Scripps, and many pursue two or more. Internships provide exposure and real-life experience, critical in today’s competitive world. See where some of our students have interned, below. Learn More

  • 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

Graduate School

Scripps graduates receive competitive fellowships and grants for full-time study and research yearly at some of the nation’s top graduate schools. About two-thirds of Scripps alumnae pursue a graduate or professional degree after graduating, completing their advanced degree within five years of their undergraduate studies. Discover where they’re attending:

  • Boston University
  • CalTech
  • Cambridge University
  • Cornell University
  • Courtauld Institute
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MIT
  • London School of Economics
  • Northwestern University
  • Oxford University
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University


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. See below what some of our graduates from the last decade are saying about their Scripps education and skills they improved or gained while at the College.


satisfied with education


problem-solving improved


learned integrative thinking

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Amazon
  • Americorps
  • City of Hope
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Facebook
  • George Washington University
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Intersystems Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • National Land Partners
  • Pfizer
  • Teach For America
  • Triage Consulting Group
  • Yale University
  • ZocDoc, and more!

* Data sources: CP&R Classes of 2018-2020 graduate survey, 2019 HEDS alumni survey