After DRBU

At DRBU, we want you to find out who you are. College is the perfect time to ask the big questions about what matters to you and where you want to go in life. For many people, that includes a job or career that is meaningful and rewarding. You may be wondering, What can I do with a DRBU degree?

DRBU's goal is to educate the whole person and nurture lifelong learners who can apply their knowledge and understanding in a creative and beneficial way. We want you to leave here with the confidence that you can tackle any problem with reflection, care and flexibility. In the classroom and the community, you will learn to listen to others and to think things through, to work as a team and to work on your own, to ask for help when you need it and to confront and manage challenges. You will get the support you need to develop intellectually and emotionally. Preparation like this is indispensable no matter what you choose to do.

The reading, writing, listening, thinking, and cultural, historical, and philosophical training we do at DRBU lend themselves well to a variety of fields: communications, arts, writing, education, counseling, and law. They can assist in programming and other tech jobs, which require strong team players with creative minds and a knack for analysis and synthesis. Jobs in business are as much about the people you work with and serve as they are about products and services. Graduate and post-graduate studies benefit from the firm scholarly foundation we provide.

Because you'll graduate DRBU without student debt, you'll have the freedom to launch a meaningful career or go on to graduate studies in the field of your choice.

To learn more about who pursues our MA in Buddhist classics, see the program page.

Graduate Success

  • Recent BA graduates: 94% employed or pursuing further studies
  • About 40% are pursuing advanced studies
  • Example graduate programs of recent alumni: Buddhist Classics, International Affairs, MBA
  • Example jobs of recent alumni: NGO work, teaching, administration, writing, IT, counseling psychology


What Can I Do with a Liberal Arts Degree?

Explore this list of example careers and graduate programs:

Arts and Media

  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Video and Film Editing
  • Social Media
  • Fine Arts

Technology and IT

  • Software Programming
  • Project Management
  • Product Design

Writing and Communications

  • Technical Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Editing
  • Content Creating
  • Journalism
  • Publishing

Civic Service and Law

  • Government Work
  • Law School


  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Special Ed

Non-Profit Work and Community Organizing

  • Ecology and Climate Organizing
  • Social Justice and Criminal Justice Reform
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Youth Organizing

Psychology and Counseling

  • Counselor or Therapist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Social Worker

Academic and Graduate Studies

  • Master and doctoral programs
  • Sample fields: Philosophy, Eastern Studies, Linguistics, Anthropology, Religious Studies, International Affairs, History, Film, Arts, Writing, and many more

Health Services and Wellness

  • Chaplin
  • Nurse or Doctor
  • Chinese Medicine or Ayurvedic Practitioners

Service Scholarship at DRBU

Our Service Scholarship (work-study) program allows students to graduate debt-free while doing meaningful work for the community and learning important skills that will help prepare them for future careers in a wide range of competitive fields. Through the service scholarship program, you'll develop important skills such as active listening, cooperation, problem solving, analytical thinking, integrity, independence, and adaptability. Job areas in the Service Scholarship program include: university library, outreach and communications, organic farm, dining services, dorm residential assistants, student activities, institutional research, health clinic, student magazine, finance department, peer tutoring, landscaping, IT computer support, recycling, bookstore, and elementary school support.

Alumni Profiles

Learn more about our recent alumni by reading alumni profiles

Career Services

DRBU offers career counseling to current students and graduates. Career services include workshops and one-on-one support in job search skills, developing a resume or portfolio, filling out job applications, writing cover letters, doing job interviews, applying to graduate school, and more. Visit our career services website for more information.