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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 91.4% of the Dietrich College class of 2023 reporting as of Jan. 12, 2024, 88% 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.

Career Success Class of 2023: 61% employed; 25% continuing education; 12% seeking; 2% other


More than 150 organizations have employed our graduates, including:

  • Amazon
  • AmeriCorps
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Duolingo
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • L’Oreal
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
  • Teach for America
  • TikTok
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Navy
  • UPMC
  • Washington Square Films
  • WQED

Continuing Education

Of the class of 2023, 25% pursued graduate studies at universities including:

  • American University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • University College London
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington

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.

Why Majoring in the Humanities Can Be a Great Career Move
U.S. News & World Report | Oct. 6, 2023

Why the Humanities Matter More than Ever - Even When You Keep Hearing Otherwise
Forbes| Nov. 10, 2023

New Research Shows How Studying the Humanities Can Benefit Young People's Future Careers and Wider Society
University of Oxford | June 21, 2023

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

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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.