College to Life

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 their initial “placement” in that first job or graduate program.

Our goal is prepare students to lead satisfying 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.

Starting in their first semester, Earlham students begin exploring possible career paths, and discussing with faculty the steps they need to take in order to meet their goals and create positive change in the world.

Based on a survey of graduates, Forbes magazine lists Earlham among the top colleges in the U.S. for Return of Investment. ranks us as a leader in the percentage of our graduates who find their work “very meaningful.”

One-on-One Career Advising

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 Center offers a variety of career education services, from mock interviews, to advice on resume writing, to presentations by alumni about their career fields.


Want to work in a high-growth, fast-paced tech company like LinkedIn, Zulily, or Amazon?

Earlham's Center for Integrated Learning has partnered with Koru, an intensive business program that teaches college grads relevant skills in a real-work setting and gets them hired. 

Koru is a four-week program that can help you build a foundation of skills and relationships to launch your career. Every Koru participant gets an interview at the end of the program. To learn more, contact Mark Gaines in the CIL.

Graduate School Preparation

Nearly half of Earlham alumni graduate school within 10 years, often at top-ranked universities. Graduates in recent years have attended Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Georgetown as well as major state universities in California, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas.


Di Wang
Ivy League Scientist
Di Wang ’11 says that Earlham’s excellent faculty were key to his success. In fact, the Nanjing, China, native referred to John Howell, professor emeritus of physics, as “my all-time idol and an everlasting source of motivation.”


Post-Graduate Fellowships

Earlham graduates successfully compete for such prestigious post-graduate fellowships as the Fulbright Award, the Watson Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. The Center coordinates our efforts to support applicants for these opportunities.


Anna Crumley-Effinger
Peace Builder
Anna Crumley-Effinger '07 works with the American Friends Service Committee in the Horn of Africa, with a focus on peace-building in Burundi and famine relief in Somalia. She's involved in many American Quaker organizations.


Alumni Connections

The Center offers multiple opportunities for Earlham students to make connections with alumni. Earlham sponsors annual networking events that allow students to interact socially and even participate in mock interviews with graduates. Several alumni sponsor internships at their workplaces. Alumni in several cities across the country host social events to welcome new graduates to the area, and help them connect with other Earlham graduates in the region. The Earlham Career Network is an online tool to assist students and alumni in their job searches. The worldwide community of Earlhamites is always ready to help new grads!

Alumni Career Coaching


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

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