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Careers and Outcomes: Aspirations into Action

Dietrich College undergraduates are prepared to navigate a rapidly changing job market, so they typically find career opportunities quickly.

We’re also proud that many of our alumni apply their expertise to benefit their community and create a better quality of life for others.

Recent Post-Graduation Outcomes

Our undergraduates are eager to put their education to work. Among the 90% of the Dietrich College class of 2020 reporting, 93% found employment, entered graduate school or pursued other interests, like volunteering or military service. 

Visit the Career & Professional Development Center’s Post-Graduation Outcomes Dashboard for starting salary data and employers by department and major.



More than 150 organizations employed our graduates, including:

  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • The Baltimore Orioles
  • Capital One
  • Children’s Law Center
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Palau Ministry of Education
  • Pennsylvania Prison Society
  • PNC
  • Teach for America
  • Wayfair
  • Verve Talent and Literary Agency

Continuing Education

Of the class of 2020, 20% pursued graduate studies at universities including:

  • American University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Peking University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Yale University

Expert Takes on Career Growth

Humanities and social sciences majors are among the most sought after by employers. They bring not only a broad diversity of skills but also the ability to continually acquire new skills, setting them up for long-term career growth.

When it Comes to Future Earnings, Liberal-Arts Grads Might Get the Last Laugh
The Chronicle of Higher Education | Jan. 14, 2020

In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure
The New York Times | Sept. 20, 2019

Op-ed: The Future Belongs to Those with ‘Soft Skills’
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Jan. 14, 2018

Leslie Robertson (DC 1989) presents “Why Tech Needs Humanities Majors.”

Internships and Other Opportunities: Impacting Outcomes

Dietrich College provides our students with opportunities to explore their interests through internships, undergraduate research, study abroad and community service to take their education to the next level.

Discover experiential learning opportunities


Alumni Success Stories (and Exciting Plot Twists)

Where can a Dietrich College education take you? The answers may surprise you.

Our alumni share unconventional career paths they forged with their interdisciplinary expertise. Read about how they contribute to major tech companies, establish small businesses, lead nonprofit organizations and pursue professions in a variety of fields.