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Department or Program Title Organization

English

Strategic Partnerships Manager Airbnb

Art and Art History

Marketing and Communications Grameen Foundation

Religious Studies

Program Associate (Climate Change, Reproductive Rights, National Security) Compton Foundation

Religious Studies

English Language Teacher GEAD Language Community

African and African American Studies

Field Distribution and Marketing Director Primerica

Religious Studies

Co-Founder L+L Design

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Executive Director Goldman Sachs

Music

Senior Consultant OnPrem Solution Partners

Theater and Performance Studies

Emmy-Award Winning Actor "This Is Us"

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

5th-Grade English and Language Arts Teacher Harlem Village Academies

Philosophy

Program Assistant Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Art and Art History

UX Designer / Developer Society for Science & the Public

Music

Program Manager San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Music

Physician Johns Hopkins Hospital

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Policy and Bilateral Coordination Officer, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Japan

Theater and Performance Studies

Chief Executive Officer TodayTix

Classics

Assistant Professor of Classics Georgetown University

African and African American Studies

Community Development Specialist Rockwood Leadership Institute

Religious Studies

Rabbi Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco

Philosophy

Assistant Professor of Philosophy University of California, Berkeley

Religious Studies

Director of Internships Servant Partners (Christian nonprofit serving the urban poor)

Linguistics

Program Officer The Asia Foundation

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Licensed Clinical Psychologist Ravenswood Family Health Center

Music

Group Product Manager Pandora

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Director of Strategic Planning and Operations Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

African and African American Studies

Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer HBO, UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Counsel, Anti-Retaliation Unit New York State Department of Labor

Religious Studies

Parish Associate Valley Presbyterian Church

Linguistics

Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor Northwestern University

Art and Art History

Founder and Documentary Filmmaker Lulu Lens LLC

Classics

Retail Controller Microsoft Latin America

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professor of Japanese University of Calgary

Music

Film Composer and Orchestrator Self-Employed

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Project Leader National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Music

Singer-Songwriter Self-Employed

Studying the humanities at Stanford can lead to a successful career in many fields. Employers across every industry want to hire creative problem solvers who can think critically, look at problems in new ways, express their ideas effectively, and work well in teams—skills that are an essential part of Stanford’s many undergraduate programs in the humanities.

Explore careers that humanities majors from Stanford have pursued since 2001. Our students are not only leaders but also thoughtful, engaged citizens whose work has purpose and meaning, for themselves and for the world.

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