Students sit at conference table during Silicon Valley industry trek.

After Grinnell

Some of the greatest minds go forth from Grinnell.

As a Grinnellian, you’ll be continually inspired by what your work could mean for the world. So your intellectual journey is bound to carry well beyond your four years on campus. Like those before you, you’ll leave Grinnell ready for your next adventure, and many that follow as you make your way in the world.

  • Students looking upward

    Center for Careers, Life, and Service

    The Grinnellian name comes with a network for life.

    Whether you’re interested in launching your career, serving your community, or pursuing post-graduate study, the Center for Careers, Life, and Service can guide you — both while you’re here on campus and in the years beyond.

Photo of flags in JRC

Grinnellians go further.

Our graduates go on to do all kinds of important work in industries and communities all over the world.


Each year, the Center for Careers, Life, and Service works with Institutional Research to conduct a survey and share what our most recent graduates are up to.

25% of the class of 2017
went into government or public service work
27% of the class of 2017
volunteer with organizations or causes that they care about (outside of full-time service positions)
88% of the class of 2017
are employed, working with service organizations, or studying toward graduate or professional degrees

In Their Own Words

Erin Whalen ’12 talking with a student

I came to Grinnell as a biology major and had also thought about law school for social justice issues. Then I fell in love with anthropology.

Erin Whalen ’12
Erin's Story

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