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Center for Career Education (CCE)

The Center for Career Education empowers students to imagine, design and pursue an Epic Journey that leads to a purposeful life and meaningful career.

We provide a four-year framework that includes a first-year seminar, the Epic Advantage, community engagement opportunities, the Epic Senior Launch, and much more to encourage vocational discernment. Mentors, advisors, and coaches help students navigate all of the resources and opportunities Earlham has to offer, while also helping them prepare for life after graduation.

Career coaches

Career coaches are pivotal to Earlham student success. Each career coach leads a community based on academic and vocational interests of our students. The four career communities include:

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Creativity
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & the Environment
  • Social Justice, Education, & Public Affairs

Career coaches are there for students throughout their four years:

  • 1:1 Appointments
  • Group Sessions
  • Resume Workshops
  • Epic Advantage Planning and Preparation
  • Internship and Career Planning
  • Networking with Community Partners
  • Connecting with Alumni

The Office of Community Engagement is housed within the CCE. This office provides incredible opportunities for students to work with campus partners in the city of Richmond, and beyond.

Career and personal development

four-year framework

Year 1

Earlham Seminar

Design thinking modules

  • What is College for?
  • CollegeView & PathwayU
  • My Three Earlhams
  • Design Interviewing
Years 2 and 3

Epic 171

  • Plan, prepare and pursue their fully-funded career-discerning experience
  • Workview/Lifeview
  • Epic Advantage planning
  • Networking

Epic 481

Post-experience career and personal reflection

Pre- and Post- off-campus study courses

  • Create goals for personal growth, academic growth and intercultural competence growth
  • Reflect on experience in light of goals
Year 4

Senior Launch

3-day intensive for rising Seniors

  • Develop effective job and graduate school search strategies and application materials
  • Learn from the expertise of industry professionals
  • Design their transition to life after Earlham

Years 1 through 4

Let Your Life Speak Luncheons

  • Speaker tells their life story through a lens of vocational discernment
  • “What am I meant to do?” and “Whom am I meant to be?”

Student spotlights

Ahmed Deeb class of 2023

Ahmed Deeb `23

Biochemistry (pre-med)

HometownGaza, Palestine
Favorite classAnatomy and Physiology – City of Art (London)
Internship / Epic AdvantageWorked with Dr. Brian Dixon – Indiana University – book chapter- Deeb, A et al. (2022). Bringing HIE to the Middle East and North Africa: The Case of Malaffi in Abu Dhabi. In Dixon, B. (2022, 2nd Edition) Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems.
ResearchOn-campus summer collaborative work – Dr. Patrick Barber Chemistry
Off-campus studyLondon program
Leadership experienceConvener of SAB, Resident Assistant, Board Liaison, Student Government, Convener of SPJP
Student employmentPeer Tutoring, Peer Career Coach (CGH), Student Life-events, and many more
Campus / Community engagementHealth Externships – Richmond State Hospital. Wayne County Health, Reid Hospital
Epic Grand Challenge – EMT
Community Medicine program

Ashley Church `23

Global Management

HometownHancock, Maine
Favorite classBusiness Communication and Social Psychology
Internship / Epic AdvantageDewey Community Internship, which continued into a part time job and a job offer post-graduation
ResearchWrote a book chapter in Digital Business Ecosystems and Management that will be published soon.
Off-campus studyLondon program
Leadership experienceDance Alloy – co-convener
Student employmentOvernight host for Admissions
Campus / Community engagementVery involved in Dance Alloy.
Nathaly Montoya Jarquin photo

Nathaly Montoya Jarquin `24

Global Management

HometownTicuantepe, Nicaragua
Favorite classTransportation Logistics
Internship / Epic AdvantageEA – Digital Marketing Certificate (Northwestern),
Internship with Sallie Mae
ResearchSupply Chain/Marketing – summer collaborative on-campus
Leadership experienceGrant coordinator, stage manager for play
Student employmentCSJ-marketing, Marketing & Communications, Wellness Center – front desk, grant coordinator
Campus / Community engagementEthical Debate Club, Pura Vita,. International student org, Model UN
Esther Hale photo

Esther Hale `23

Art; Philosophy

HometownLafayette, Indiana
Favorite classJazz Tehory, Senior Seminar in Philosophy
Internship / Epic AdvantageEA – Digital Design Classes (summer after Spain program)
Applying for internship this summer at Space Telescope Scientist Institute
ResearchIndependent study in Fashion Design
Off-campus studySpain program
Leadership experienceStation Manager for WECI
Student employmentWECI
Campus / Community engagementArt from CEIC funded project in Richmond Museum, Senior Exhibit in old Observatory

Next steps

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.