At Purchase College, we don’t prepare you for a single career, we prepare you for a lifetime of careers.
Let’s face it, the world changes quickly.
What you now plan to do when you graduate, may change before you leave Purchase, not to mention over your lifetime.
We value study within the context of a liberal arts educational model.
That’s why we emphasize the skills you’ll need to succeed any time, in any field:
- using creativity to solve problems
- collaborating across disciplines
- thinking and analyzing critically
- communicating clearly
We believe in listening with your head and your heart and considering how you play a role in making a positive impact on the community you live in and beyond
We offer robust services through our Career Development Center to help you craft your resume, polish your interview skills, find an internship, and land your first job. Their services are also available to all alumni.
Learning is never confined to the classroom at Purchase.
We know the lessons of the classroom become ingrained when put into practice. Read more about Hands-On Learning at Purchase.
Says Design/Tech Senior Marissa Michaels
Part service learning, part art-making, part cultural immersion, the Printmaking Travel Study program featured a two-week component in Benin, Africa.
According to statistics we gathered in our most recent Life After Purchase: First Destination Survey, 92% of the 2018 graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school.
13% enrolled in graduate or professional school
84% are employed full or part-time including self-employment, performance, or artistic freelancing
78.7% participated in experiential learning
68% participated in at least one internship
71% are working in a field directly or somewhat related to their academic study
52% found jobs before graduation.
Fields Where Graduates Found Employment
|Media Arts & Communication||13.6%|
|Science, Technology, and the Environment||5.4%|