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Career Planning & Resources

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 Scripps students in making intentional career decisions.

Scripps College is a community of changemakers, and CP&R supports our students with individualized service at every step of their career journey, preparing them for lives of distinction post-Scripps. A sample of our signature programming includes:

  • The Emerging Professionals program, 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.

Career Preparations for Current Students

Our goal for current students is to maximize their Scripps experience. That’s why CP&R  prioritizes meeting with the first-year class within their first three weeks of the fall semester to begin evaluating their skills and interests. Scripps students have the opportunity to speak with recruiters as well as attend virtual job fairs and participate in mock interviews.

 

4/5

first-years meet with CP&R in first month

85%+

students complete 1+ internship

80%

class of 2020 worked on campus during their time at Scripps

Internships

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. Our students are offered paid internships at leading organizations, including:

  • Apple
  • Girls Who Code at Intuit
  • The Smithsonian Institution

Life After Scripps

CP&R serves our recent graduates through partnerships with employers, alumnae, families, and the wider community to provide resources and opportunities for students to land competitive full-time employment, fellowship and service roles, and gain entry into their graduate program of choice.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Scripps graduates receive competitive fellowships and grants for full-time study and research yearly at some of the nation’s—and world’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. A sample of where they’re attending:

  • Boston University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Southern California

Careers

Our graduates are employed by leading national organizations, nonprofits, and more. Here’s a sampling of where they’ve gone:

  • Amazon
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Pfizer
  • Teach For America

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.

92%

satisfied with education

85%

problem-solving improved

92%

learned integrative thinking

Alumnae, Families, and Employers: Connect With Scripps

Support Our Students 

Learn more about how you can support Scripps students through paid internships, job opportunities, sponsoring career treks, EPP, and more! Contact CP&R for more information (909) 621-8180 or careers@scrippscollege.edu.

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