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Careers and Graduate Schools

Graduate with the genuine confidence that you’re ready to make your mark on the world. Our career-centered approach is designed to give you everything you need to land a job or advance to graduate school. You’ll gain professional work experience—from internships and externships to research and creative assistantships. Meanwhile, our Career Center and global alumni network provide the additional framework to support your success.

Build a Career You’ll Love

Take advantage of career-based experiential learning opportunities to build your skills and gain professional work experience. These hands-on experiences open the door to workplace and graduate school opportunities.

Career Center

Get one-on-one support as you explore professional opportunities and graduate schools. Find top internships and jobs with the career-networking platforms Handshake and Interstride. Make valuable connections with Principia’s global alumni network

The Career Center is your hub for events, classes, and workshops that support your success after college. Create professional resumes, cover letters, and online profiles, while getting the latest job-search strategies—all with our expert support.

Graduate School

The coursework at Principia is designed to set you up for acceptance at top graduate schools. You’ll have one-on-one support from your faculty advisor, along with the Career Center, to help you find—and land—the program that’s right for you. 

Our graduates gain advanced degrees from top schools around the world, including:

  • American University 

  • Berklee School of Music 

  • Boston College Law School 

  • Boston University 

  • Claremont Graduate University 

  • William & Mary Law School 

  • Duke University 

  • Elon University School of Law 

  • The Fletcher School at Tufts University 

  • George Mason University 

  • George Washington University 

  • Georgetown University 

  • Harvard University 

  • Indiana University 

  • UIC John Marshall Law School 

  • Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver 

  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 

  • Lehigh University 

  • Michigan State University College of Law 

  • Pepperdine University 

  • Purdue University 

  • Saint Louis University 

  • Savannah College of Art and Design 

  • School of Visual Arts 

  • Stanford University 

  • Sturm College of Law, University of Denver 

  • Texas A&M University 

  • University of California, Berkeley 

  • University of Chicago 

  • University of Texas at Dallas

Get to know Principia College students landing internships and launching careers doing what they love.

Read Their Stories

Out of all 2020 graduates, 88% were employed in career-based work within six months of graduating

Where Our Graduates Work

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Meet the Experience Makers

Sabrina Netherwood (C'20) went on to attend the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. She discovered that Principia’s intimate academic environment was an asset when applying to highly competitive graduate programs.

Read Sabrina's Story

Alumni Network

Get access to our global alumni network which spans six continents and 64 countries—and is one of the most supportive alumni communities in the world. Working hand-in-hand with the Career Center, the Principia Alumni & Field Relations Office helps connect you with experienced alumni for informational interviews to create valuable career connections. 

Principia’s best asset is its tight-knit community.

Mason Switzer (C’19), Engineering Science