Oh, the Places Scripps Seniors Will Go!

By the Numbers... 

Of the 56 seniors who responded to The Scripps Voice’s survey, after graduation 57 percent intend to work, 23 percent intend to go immediately to graduate school, 10 percent have accepted a fellowship, and 7 percent are undecided.

Five seniors plan on working at an organic farm or working with a Worldwide Organization of Organic Farmers (WWOOF) sponsor.

Thirteen plan to teach or tutor, work- ing with such organizations as Teach for America (TFA) and the Fulbright Teaching program to local tutoring centers.

Fourteen plan to go abroad to places as far-spread as Indonesia, India, Benin and Bulgaria.

Haeyoung Yoon plans to work on Eric Garcetti’s political campaign as he runs for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013.

Alexandra Talleur will be attending Columbia University’s summer publishing course in New York City.

Tasha Russman plans on being in Hyderbad, India, with IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise doing consulting work with non-profit, for-profit and hybrid mod- el social enterprises.

Three seniors explicitly stated “travel” as one of their options. However, knowing that some of these seniors will be in places such as Thailand and France, it is expected that many other seniors will be doing rec- reational travel, as well.

Twenty-one students’ post-graduation plans relate to their majors or minors. Of that number, nine are going to graduate school, three of whom are going to gradu- ate school in an area related to their mi- nors.

Graduate Schools

Seniors have decided to attend or are deciding among Mills, USC, UNLV, Uni- versity of Cambridge, CGU, Emory, UW, University of Edinburgh and the Univer- sity of Hawaii Manoa.

Companies and Organizations

Seniors have accepted, are considering, or are waiting to hear back from the US Assembly of European Regions, BUNAC, NERA Economic Consulting, Wildfire Interactive and Latin America for Less.
Megan Lewis

This summer I will be working at a restaurant at Sig- nal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. I knew I wanted to do something this summer that would be fun, adventurous, and unrelated to my long- term career goals for a change. I applied to dozens of similar jobs in national parks, but this lodge stood out, and I knew as soon as I was offered the position that it just felt right. I can’t wait to meet lots of new people and spend three months living in and exploring one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Catherine Parker Sweatt

I will be attending the University of Cambridge to pursue a Masters of Philosophy in European Literature and Culture in October. This year-long interdisciplinary taught course is the natural culmination of my time at Scripps. I chose it be- cause it will permit me to attend lectures within the philoso- phy, literature, and history faculties at Cambridge and read many of the books that have been on my ‘to read’ list for years. After that, On verra! (We’ll see!). For those of you who believe my fate is hermetically sealed in the white towers of academia, I’m not sure. Publishing or psychoanalysis may be in the cards! This summer, I am looking forward to work- ing, tackling some of my non-academic writing projects, and spending time with my friends and family on both sides of the ‘Pond’, admittedly much neglected during my affair with the inimitable—yet very much dead—Michel de Montaigne (the subject of my senior thesis). I dread the day my weekly rose-picking habit will be suspended, but am happy times have changed and I’ll find myself with ‘a Room of my Own’ come October.

Jennie Waldow

Thanks to the generous Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship, I will be studying post-1960 American art at the MA program at the Courtauld Institute of Art in Lon- don. I’m currently an art history major, and in the future I would love to become a curator. I’m very excited to delve more deeply into my studies, see some great exhibitions, and live in London for nine months.