In just a few short weeks, Kenyon's graduating seniors will ride a crest of cheers (and, yes, tears) into the future. They're headed for every imaginable challenge and adventure, from careers in business, law, and medicine, to Ph.D. programs, to teaching jobs and research posts and public service, to uncharted time for exploring options and finding passions. Beyond the advantages of a great liberal arts education, they've drawn on the help of professors, career advisors, and Kenyon alumni across the country.
A few busy members of the Class of 2012 took some time to talk about their postgraduate plans and about how Kenyon helped them on their way.
Advice and support from Kenyon alumni and faculty helped Christían Martinez-Canchola land a job with the highly selective Teach for America Program.
Quentin KarpilowQuentin Karpilow credits the faculty mentoring he received at Kenyon for his successful job hunt. Next stop: Brookings Institution.
The Externship Program
Kenyon's job shadowing network helps students try a career on for size by spending time with alumni or parent professionals. See a sampling of recently sponsored externships and internships.
A molecular biology major, Keith Miller will pursue a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or Mayo Medical School next year.
Fulbrights: A Kenyon Tradition
The College has been a top producer among small colleges of Fulbright fellows since 2004. This year 16 Kenyon applicants have been approved by the U.S. Fulbright organization and await approval by the host countries.
Kenyon Career Network
Kenyon alumni are famous for lending a helping hand to students. The Kenyon Career Network (KCN) connects students with more than 8,000 alumni and parents for career advice and information.