Alumni Career Paths

How do you visualize your future after graduate school? Did you start out thinking academia was where you wanted to be but discovered that your true passion is outside of a lab or classroom?

Your graduate school experience has given you a solid foundation for advancing your career path, whether that career is as a faculty member or in a wide assortment of exciting opportunities in the private sector or public service.

Your graduate degree will add value to any organization you join. You are leaving UW–Madison equipped with highly developed skills in writing, teaching, project management, analytical techniques, data collection, collaboration, and leadership.

We invite you to explore the variety of career paths open to you as a UW–Madison graduate by reading the success stories of some of our alumni. Just click on the icons below.

Creative Arts


Institutional Research & Program Evaluation

Non-Profit Organizations

Data Science

Higher Education

K-12 Education

Policy Analysis



Marketing & Communications

Research Administration

We will add more career paths and alumni profiles to this page soon. Please stop back.

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