While social trends and economic pressures may bring emphasis on "job training" in many types of institutions, Whitman remains confident that its role as a liberal arts college meets many crucial needs of society. For students who can identify their own interests and abilities, inform themselves about opportunities, and do some careful planning, an educational foundation in the liberal arts has proved to be the best of resources.

A large percentage of Whitman graduates continue their education in graduate or professional schools. For those who seek careers immediately after graduation, positions have been found in fields such as journalism, 销售, 教学, 图书馆工作, 出版, 广播和电视, 研究, 广告, 人员, 公共关系, 保险, 银行, 运输, production and manufacturing, 零售业, 和政府.

Advisors in the academic departments and in the Career and Community Engagement Center talk regularly with students about advanced study and about immediate and long-range occupational opportunities. 除了, the college has selected special pre-professional advisors in the areas listed below, to help in those areas of interest which warrant particular attention because of their general appeal.

企业管理

教育

外国服务

健康的职业

法律

图书馆 and Information Science (LIS)

公共服务

Social Work and Human Services

Sport Studies, Recreation and 体育运动

剧院