Career Planning & Resources

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Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) is the career center of Scripps College. We serve our students by partnering with employers, alumnae, families, and the wider community to support students in making intentional career decisions. We support students at every step of their career journey, from decision-making to salary negotiation, with an eye for exceptional, individualized service.

CP&R hosts a series of signature programs annually and provides tools and resources to educate students about both themselves and the world of work. Programming includes:

  • Emerging Professionals, a week-long intensive of programming for a cohort of students
  • Career Exploration Treks, where students visit multiple employers, often hosted by alumnae, in major metropolitan areas
  • Internship Grants, which provide financial support to students completing unpaid summer internships
  • Scripps College Resume Book, a digital showcase of job-seeking seniors for employers

CP&R’s Mission Statement

CP&R engages, educates, and empowers students through personalized career counseling, skill-building, experiential learning, and modern resources. We value professionalism, integrity, and fun, and take a non-judgmental approach in guiding students to build their professional network and develop their career narrative. We value the presence of BIPOC, first-generation, low-income, LGBTQ, international and undocumented students in our community. We are committed to providing inclusive programming and cultivating a welcoming space in CP&R.


CP&R meets with approximately 80% 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.

Current students: for a full description of services and support available to you, login to Inside Scripps to visit our page.



We might be biased, but we’re lucky to work with Scripps students and think you would be, too. Learn more about how to Recruit Scripps students.


Career services don’t end after graduation. Follow-up with the Office of Alumnae Engagement to learn more about services and programs available for Scripps alumnae.


Get connected with our Office of Parent Engagement to learn more about how to support Scripps and support Scripps students.