A year out from graduation, 93% of our alumni report that they are either employed or attending graduate school, but our commitment to the success of our graduates goes beyond that first job or graduate program.
Our goal is prepare students to lead satisfying, meaningful lives and make significant societal contributions as previous alumni have done. Earlham graduates include a Nobel laureate; winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and Golden Globe Award; leading scientific researchers; and executives at Fortune 500 companies. They also include diplomats, doctors, teachers and activists—and most credit Earlham for shaping their world views and preparing them for diverse and dynamic careers.
In fact, a survey of graduates led Forbes magazine to list Earlham among the top colleges in the U.S. for "return of investment," and Payscale.com ranks us as a leader in the percentage of our graduates who find their work “very meaningful.”
Vocational discernment at Earlham starts in the first semester, when Earlham students begin exploring possible career paths, finding mentors, and mapping the steps they need to take to create positive change in the world.
Earlham’s approach to career education is to help students think about their professional and life goals long before senior year, and to make sure they are benefitting from the College’s diverse learning opportunities. The CCCE offers a variety of career education services, from personality assessments, to mock interviews, to advice on resume writing, to presentations by alumni about their career fields.