American studies fosters the development of strong analytical and expressive skills.

Our graduates put these into successful practice in a diverse range of careers, from those in law and medicine to those in education and the arts. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office.

Career Paths

These are just some of the many interesting ways our graduates have applied their liberal arts learning to engage the world. 

  • Horizon Pictures, President, Director
  • Sword and Plough, Creative Director
  • APL Renewables, Director, Business Development
  • Art Institute of Chicago, President
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Managing Director, Global Head of Alternative Investments
  • Mystic Seaport, Director of Museum Education and Outreach
  • MIT Sloan School, Director, Leadership Center
  • The Wilderness Society, Senior Communications Director
  • Shutterfly Inc., Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Sports Illustrated, Senior Editor
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Physician
  • Twitter Inc., Manager, Public Policy for U.S. and Canada
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Director, Corporate and Cause Partnerships
  • Global Consultancy Services, Vice President, Consulting Services
  • Cadre Noir Imports, Cofounder and Partner
  • Philadelphia Charters for Excellence, Founding Executive Director
  • Center for American Progress, Director for East and Southeast Asia
  • House Oversight Committee, Counsel
  • MAC Cosmetics, Director, Global Artist Training and Development
  • New York Yankees, Senior Advisor, Finance and Business Analytics
  • LogMeIn, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy
  • USAID, Needs Assessment Analyst