Your Degree = Career Success
Studying the liberal arts at Lewis & Clark means that your education is grounded in critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, teamwork, and problem solving. You will build relationships with professors and peers, gain practical experience through internships in Portland and beyond, and create connections among ideas and across disciplines.
Lewis & Clark gives you the essential skills you need to succeed in any career. In fact, the top five career competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers align perfectly with the core values of a liberal arts education: critical thinking/problem solving; work ethic; teamwork/collaboration; oral/written communications; and leadership.
97 percent of the Lewis & Clark class of 2018 is already changing the world through employment (82%), continuing studies (12%), and service work (3%) within six months of graduation.
Meet Our Graduates
Pioneer Success Stories
Anne McHugh BA ’10 has been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators for her work as a science teacher at Portland’s Franklin High School. One of only 11 winners nationally of the highly competitive award and the only winner selected from the Pacific Northwest region, her teaching spans from arachnid biodiversity to aquaponics systems, allowing students to collaborate in innovative research with NASA.
Emma Grillo BA ’17 has gone from features editor at the student-run Pioneer Log to a staffer in the The New York Times newsroom, harnessing skills from her time in the classroom and on off-campus student programs. Her freelance work covering tech, arts, and culture regularly appears in national publications.
Renee Allums BA ’18 won the fifth annual PitchBlack business competition with her idea #tag that aims to highlight and compensate digital content creators who have previously gone unrecognized and uncompensated.
Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
For the seventh time in the last 10 years, the Peace Corps this week named Lewis & Clark to the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Nine Lewis & Clark alumni currently volunteer worldwide. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, nearly 400 Lewis & Clark alumni have served overseas.
Becoming a finalist for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarship requires outstanding academic prowess and character. Katie Kowal BA ’17 interviewed for both scholarships following an endorsement from the college and much support from faculty who believed Kowal was a perfect candidate for these distinguished awards.