Life After Scripps Looks Bright for Seniors

Scripps’ Career Planning & Resources reports at least 15 students from the class of 2008 have already received job offers or been accepted to graduate schools, as of March 1. Many of the students headed to the workplace were offered positions before the start of spring semester. For those applying to graduate school, acceptances continue to roll in.

As in years past, several Scripps seniors have chosen to join Teach For America, which aims to close the educational achievement gap by training recent college graduates to teach and then placing them into underachieving schools in traditionally low-income areas. Eight seniors have already committed to spending the next two years teaching across the country: Megan Downing in Denver; Sophia Herron in Houston; Laurel Horn in Washington, D.C.; Casie Hynes and Rachael Warecki in Los Angeles; Sarah Kavrell in the Bay Area; Stephanie Mota in Phoenix; and Megan Paulson in Miami.

Paulson looks forward to the opportunity Teach For America will give her to positively impact students’ lives. “In joining Teach For America,” she says, “I will become part of an exciting and inspiring movement, one that is first and foremost dedicated to mending the inexcusable achievement gap in this country.”

Libby Coon’s post-Scripps plans build on her prior involvement with community service programs in Latin America. Coon will work for two and a half months this summer as a project supervisor for Amigos de las Am

 

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