After Vassar

The career goals of Vassar students are as varied and diverse as the students themselves. To support the full range of their post-Vassar aspirations, Vassar provides extensive resources, including career counseling, graduate school advising and test preparation, and assistance in applying for grants and fellowships.


employed, in continuing education, or pursuing a fellowship or volunteer experience within six months of graduation


law school admit rate for Vassar grads


medical school admit rate for Vassar grads

Career Development

The Career Development Office (CDO) assists students and alumnae/i in developing, evaluating, and actualizing career plans. The office believes career choices should be a reflection of one’s interests, values, and skills. Understanding the connections among the three enables a person to find meaning in his or her life’s work.

  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Exploring career options
  • Integrating life and work planning
  • Securing employment or further educational opportunities
  • Locating internships, summer employment, full-time postgraduate opportunities

Vassar’s LinkedIn University Page allows you to see the many and varied careers of Vassar alumnae/i with profiles on LinkedIn, and to view trends in geographic concentrations, industries, fields of study, skills, and more.

Pre-Health Advising

The Office for Fellowships and Pre-Health Advising works with students and alumnae/i seeking admission to:

  • Schools in the health professions
  • Fellowships to fund graduate education, independent study, and research

Students receive individualized advising and guidance as well as support during the application process.


Vassar graduates receive nationally competitive awards each year, including:

  • Fulbright grants: Nine recent graduates and other young alumnae/i were awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowships this year, once again making Vassar College a “top producer” of Fulbright recipients.
  • Watson fellowships: Learn more
  • Beinecke Scholarships: Learn more
  • Luce Scholars award: Learn more

Vassar also awards more than $550,000 in fellowships for graduate study annually.