Career Paths


For more information about career opportunities in each field of study, use the following links:



For full employment statistics and survey methodology, click on the MS/MLA Brochure in the sidebar. Highlights from our survey of over 100 SEAS MS/MLA recent graduates include:

  • 74% of respondents are employed full-time
  • 13% of respondents are employed part-time, in temporary/contract positions, or are engaged in service work
  • 13% of respondents are continuing their education
  • 36.89% of employed respondents work in the private sector, 19.42% in government, 29.13% in academia, and 14.56% in NGOs/non-profits


For full employment statistics and survey methodology, click on the PhD Brochure in the sidebar. HIghlights from our survey of 40 PhD graduates include:

  • 92.5% of respondents are employed
  • 53% of respondents had a job upon graduation
  • 29% of respondents work as Postdoctoral Fellows, and 29% work as Tenure-Track Faculty


Management Consulting Government Nonprofit International Development

Management Consultants provide advice to business leaders about their company’s most challenging issues. Many management consultants start out as generalist consultants before moving to a specialized field, such as corporate sustainability. As more companies commit to sustainable solutions, SEAS’s graduates interested in management consulting should be met with many opportunities.

Graduates who wish to work in the government sector can choose to work for Federal, State, or Local governments. Any sphere of government offers a huge array of job variety, and requires employees with all types of backgrounds to meet its goals. Analytical ability, exposure to policymaking, leadership skills, and engineering are all being used to tackle the environmental issues on governments’ agendas.

Nonprofits and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) work for the benefit of the public. These organizations’ missions revolve around a specific cause, such as environmental conservation or environmental justice in a certain community. Nonprofit work is challenging but rewarding, as the group unites around a common goal. Nonprofits can be found all over the U.S. and around the world.

International Development professionals work to improve human quality of life in developing countries in the fields of healthcare, education, infrastructure, and the environment. Students interested in international development will benefit greatly from SEAS's interdisciplinary focus and diverse student body.

For career guidance and more information about each sector, please visit our Canvas Page.