After Whittier

Whittier College Theatre & Communications Arts majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them. Graduates who enter the professional arena have taken jobs in personnel, education, sales and advertising, business, law, and publishing, as well as acting, directing, design and technical direction, writing, film, television, and the themed entertainment industry. 


See what our alumni are up to…

Napoleon Tavale ​’07
Actor and Adjunct Theatre Faculty
Santa Ana College (CA)

“Thanks to Whittier, I gained a number of personal and professional relationships as an undergrad. Professor Gil Gonzalez introduced me to the MFA program I graduated from in 2011. Since then, I’ve successfully joined the SAG-AFTRA Union and have been a co-star on two highly-acclaimed primetime television shows, CSI: NY and Hawaii Five-0. One relationship always leads to another.” Read More.

John Murdy ’89
Creative Director/Producer
Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood

“In my career, there is not a day that goes by where I don’t use something I learned during my time at Whittier College. Whenever I speak at high schools or colleges, I always extol the benefits of a liberal arts education for anyone who is interested in a career like mine. I still have that term paper from college. Sometimes it’s the things you do wrong that teach you the most valuable life lessons.” Read more.

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