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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 91.3% of the Dietrich College class of 2022 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.

Career Success: Class of 2022 (data as of 12/31/2022). 74% employed; 18% continuing education; 7% seeking; 1% other.


More than 150 organizations employed our graduates, including:

  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Duolingo
  • Google
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Instagram
  • Microsoft
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Netflix
  • Paramount
  • Salesforce
  • Texas Health and Human Services
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • The Washington Post
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Navy
  • United States Senate
  • Warner Brothers Entertainment

Continuing Education

Of the class of 2022, 18% pursued graduate studies at universities including:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California
  • University of Chicago
  • University of London
  • University of Michigan
  • Univeristy of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas

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

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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.