Career and Community Engagement
The Center for Career and Community Engagement (CCCE) helps students connect theory to practice through reflection and experience. This is where your passion meets your purpose — we help you find ways to take your classroom learning and apply it to real-world situations.
At Earlham, Career Education is about more than finding a job — it’s about becoming a socially responsible change-maker in a global economy. Through coaching, networking and real-world experiences, we aim to help students and alumni identify, pursue and develop meaningful careers both in college and beyond.
Earlham develops leaders who are engaged both locally and globally. We connect students with service opportunities in Richmond and around the globe so you can bring your passions and skills to our communities’ most pressing problems. Whether you’re a first-year seeking to volunteer or a senior looking into post-bac service programs such as the Peace Corps, the CCCE can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to address a variety of community issues.
We cultivate a culture of discovery that helps students thrive as well-rounded, thoughtful and compassionate leaders who are intent on improving the world. Integral to that culture of discovery is the concept of experiential education — education that moves outside the walls of the classroom and involves students in real-world experiences and problem-solving. At the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Francesca Ducanes ’16 (left) investigated ways to enhance the family experience at exhibits across the picturesque museum located in Indianapolis’ White River State Park.
Students can find work in a variety of settings during their career at Earlham. From academic departments, residence life, and administrative offices on campus to nonprofit organizations off campus, student employees play a major role in shaping our campus and community. Some students have Work-Study or Work Awards in their financial aid packages which allow them to apply for Work Award jobs both on campus and in the community.
The faculty and staff in the Center for Career and Community Engagement are available to help students connect to career and service learning opportunities in our community. The CCCE is located on the first floor of the Landrum Bolling Center.