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Support Your Student

As the parent of an Earlham student, there are many ways you can show your support as your student explores different career and life paths. 

Encourage your student to:

Check out our Integrated Learning Guide to learn more about how students can make the most of their Earlham education.


Volunteer or Mentor

The Center for Career and Community Engagement welcomes parents who are willing to serve as mentors for Earlham students. Your professional and personal experiences are a valuable resource for not only your own student, but all of our students.

Parents can serve as mentors by:

  • Talking to students about a career field or area of expertise. 
  • Hosting students who need short-term housing for an interview, internship, or other experience.
  • Posting job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for Earlham students.

If you're interested in becoming a career mentor, please contact the CCE at

If you are in a position to offer Earlham students a job or internship, please register as an employer in our Handshake job posting system and contact the Center for Career and Community Engagement to learn more about how we can work together.


Graduate Outcomes

In the Career Education Office, our goal is to prepare Earlham students for meaningful lives and careers. 

  • 84% of our graduates report finding employment within six months of graduation.
  • 92.3% of our graduates find employment within a year of graduation.
  • 79.4% of Earlham grads report having meaningful employment.
  • 90% of Earlham graduates report attending one of their top three graduate school choices.
  • In the last 10 years, 11 Earlham students have received the Watson Fellowship, and 25 Earlham students have received the Fulbright.

Click here to find out more about our graduate outcomes.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.