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Your EPIC journey

The world demands courage, creativity and fresh ways forward. Our answer? EPIC.

EPIC, the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is a four-year journey through the liberal arts that integrates excellent classroom experiences with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.

The EPIC Advantage

The EPIC Advantage guarantees that every Earlham student has the opportunity to participate in at least one funded, significant career-discerning experience, such as an internship or student-faculty research experience. Earlham’s faculty and staff will help you find opportunities that link your academic and personal interests with possible career paths. From internships in companies and organizations around the world to hands-on research experiences with faculty in the field, the possibilities are endless.

EPIC Centers

The EPIC Centers help you focus your EPIC journey by connecting your interests and academics to real-world experiences like internships, research opportunities and community projects.

You’ll start your journey in the Center for Global and Career Education, where you’ll work with faculty and staff to identify your career goals and make a plan for achieving them.

Interested in entrepreneurship, healthcare, social justice or sustainability? Whatever your major, you can dive deeper into these subjects and connect to internships, research experiences, projects and advising through our four interdisciplinary academic centers. These centers are housed in the “CoLab” (short for “CoLaboratory”), a space that’s specially designed to encourage collaborative inquiry on significant national and global challenges of the 21st century.

Diverse group of students collaborating

Center for Global and Career Education

This center connects to all of our multidisciplinary academic centers and is the start of your EPIC journey at Earlham. Whether you’re looking for an off-campus study experience, one-on-one career coaching or meaningful student employment experiences on campus or in the community, the CGCE is your partner.

Learn more about the CGCE →


Female engaged in entrepreneurship presentation

Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

The CEIC will help you transform your passions, ideas and ideals into action through the lenses of ideation, design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

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Student outside learning

Center for Environmental Leadership

The CEL provides ways for you to explore the interconnectedness of social and environmental systems.

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Professor giving presentation on Intercultural competence in Healthcare

Center for Global Health

When you engage with the CGH, you will be challenged to explore 21st-century global health issues using both interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge and perspectives.

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Center for Social Justice

The CSJ helps equip you for lifelong engagement on social justice issues through initiatives that build skills and knowledge across the disciplines in and out of the classroom.

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Center for Global and Career Education (CGCE)

The CGCE is your partner for thinking about what comes next, from your first day on campus to graduation and beyond. Along with planning your donor-funded EPIC Advantage experience, the CGCE: 

  • organizes your off-campus study experience
  • provides one-on-one career coaching
  • finds meaningful student employment experiences on campus or in the community
  • identifies internships and other independent student experiences
  • provides English Language Learners classes
  • arranges international student services
  • hosts workshops and events

Quick facts:

  • The CGCE serves as the administrative branch of the EPIC centers and is where your EPIC journey begins.
  • You can have at least one funded internship through the EPIC Advantage, which is orchestrated through the CGCE.
  • You can spend one semester or academic year studying off-campus – included in your regular tuition and fees.

Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity (CEIC)

The challenges of our world require bold, creative solutions. The Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity helps you transform your passions, ideas and ideals into action through the lenses of ideation, design thinking and social entrepreneurship. If you envision a career in for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations or government, you can optimize what you learn in the classroom through the programs of the CEIC. Collaborating across disciplines, the CEIC supports Earlham’s mission to change the world for good by encouraging ingenuity and preparing students for rewarding and meaningful careers.

Learn more about the CEIC

Related career paths:

  • Advertising
  • Consulting
  • Fashion
  • Financial services
  • Hospitality & tourism
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Journalism
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and publishing
  • Performing arts
  • PR and marketing
  • Real estate
  • Retail and wholesale trade
  • Technology
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Visual arts and design
  • Writing

Center for Environmental Leadership (CEL)

Earlham’s Center for Environmental Leadership (CEL) provides ways for you to explore the interconnectedness of social and environmental systems. Through academic study and a variety of hands-on programs, you will be empowered to lead in developing creative and just solutions to problems within these systems. In addition, individual courses and projects are opportunities for you to enjoy nature, connect with peers and learn new skills.

Learn more about the CEL

Related career paths:

  • Agriculture, aquaculture, viticulture
  • Animals and wildlife conservation
  • Applied Research and Development
  • Archives
  • Astrophysics
  • Curation
  • Climatology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental services
  • Forestry
  • Geological Research
  • Museum collection and presevation
  • Natural resources
  • Renewable energy
  • Scientific and technical consulting
  • Sustainability systems and programming

Center for Global Health (CGH)

When you engage with the Center for Global Health you are challenged to explore 21st-century global health issues using both interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge and perspectives. Expert career mentoring, internships and externships, research opportunities and volunteer service—in Richmond, Indiana or halfway around the world—are invaluable ways the CGH helps prepare you for leadership in your chosen health field.

Learn more about the CGH

Related career paths:

  • Health care
  • Biomedicine
  • Social assistance
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Biotech & life sciences
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Dentistry
  • Athletic training
  • Audiology

Center for Social Justice (CSJ)

The Center for Social Justice embodies one of the enduring elements of Earlham’s history and purpose: linking our passions for social justice to deep learning, engagement and purposeful futures. The CSJ equips you for lifelong engagement on social justice issues through initiatives that build skills and knowledge across the disciplines, in and out of the classroom.

Learn more about the CSJ

Related career paths:

  • Early childhood development
  • Education – K-12 and higher education
  • Foreign service
  • Government – Local, State, Federal
  • International affairs
  • Legal & law enforcement
  • Libraries
  • Ministry and religion
  • NGOs and nonprofits
  • Politics
  • Policy research
  • Social justice advocacy
Natalie Blazt '19

It’s all about the journey.

“Looking back on it all, I’ve done so much. It was definitely a combination of ambition, late nights and the support I got from the Earlham community.”

— Natalie Blatz ’19

 

Learn more about our students’ EPIC experiences →

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