What Can I Do With My Degree?
The Student Engagement Center created this site to help you discover career possibilities and the activities at Whitman and in Walla Walla that you can pursue to explore those fields. We encourage you to contact the SEC for additional assistance and to make use of the feedback box below to help us improve this resource.
Whitties often embrace non-linear paths from their major to their profession. In fact, many students study a subject they love at Whitman and then pursue a career in an entirely different field. Click on the diagram to the right to learn more about the paths of recent graduates.
While this tool includes more than 30 career fields, it certainly isn't exhaustive. Below are three modes that cross many disciplines.
If you'd like to learn more about working in other countries after graduation, contact the office of Fellowships and Grants or look for workshops hosted by the Off-Campus Studies office. To get a taste of living and working abroad during your time at Whitman, you could also apply for an international Whitman Internship Grant.
From libraries and planetariums to chemistry labs and field work, research happens everywhere. The Perry Grant and Abshire Grant provide opportunities to do research at Whitman while the Whitman Internship Grant and federally funded programs can fund off-campus opportunities. Contact the Office of the Provost for more information.
Students can participate in activism by volunteering with local organizations or by joining virtually any club on campus, especially those that foster awareness and advocate for specific issues.
The Student Engagement Center
The Student Engagement Center connects Whitman students and alumni to the communities and experiences that help them cultivate their futures. From volunteering in a local soup kitchen to interning with a congressional office and connecting with alumni and recruiters from all over the country, we support students as they find experiences that complement their liberal arts education.
The icons in the logo were created by Laymik, Ralf Schmitzer, Firman Suci Ananda, Rogue One, icon 54, Juraj Sedlak, and Icon Fair, who are all artists participating in The Noun Project.
Need help with a resume? We have a variety of sample resumes and cover letters to guide you.
Are you preparing for an interview? Check out our interviewing tips. Also, consider scheduling an appointment with us for a practice interview or reserving our Interview Suite for a remote/video interview.
We have excellent networking resources: Whitman's LinkedIn page and Whitman Connect, (an alumni database with more than 17,000 Whitties), where students can seek career guidance, informational interviews and internship/job advice.
For current job and internship postings, visit Handshake, our job search tool. To learn more about the Whitman Internship Grant or for help with your internship search, contact Victoria Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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