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Careers of Humanities Alumni

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Department or Program Title Organization

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Editor-in-Chief 1849 Medicine Garden

Philosophy

Data Analyst Chicago Public Schools

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Vice President of Corporate Communications Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings

Theater and Performance Studies

Senior Editor Goodreads

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Product Marketing Manager Google

Linguistics

Software Engineer Google

Art and Art History

Senior Director of Operations Thread, Inc. (education nonprofit)

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

English and Spanish Teacher Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen

Theater and Performance Studies

Strategic Partnerships Manager Airbnb

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Writer Everyday Feminism

Theater and Performance Studies

Staff Attorney U.S. Department of Justice

Art and Art History

Founder and Documentary Filmmaker Lulu Lens LLC

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Project Leader National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Linguistics

Data Scientist Pinterest

Religious Studies

Doctoral Candidate in Buddhist Studies University of California, Berkeley

Theater and Performance Studies

Founder TeachFX (e-learning startup)

Philosophy

Director of Business Development CircleUp

History

High School Social Studies Teacher Sequoia High School

East Asian Languages and Cultures

International Relations Associate DeNA (Japanese mobile games and e-commerce company)

Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Government Affairs Los Angeles Rams

Theater and Performance Studies

Co-Creator, Writer, Director, and Producer Tiger Dad Comedy

Music

Internal Medicine Resident Stanford Health Care

Religious Studies

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

Classics

Wealth Management Advisor Northwestern Mutual

Linguistics

Data Scientist Coursera

Religious Studies

Associate Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Music

Geointelligence Data Analyst Google

Music

Physician Johns Hopkins Hospital

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Resident Physician UC Irvine Health

Music

Co-Founder OrderAhead

Music

Senior Consultant OnPrem Solution Partners

Philosophy

Program Assistant Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Theater and Performance Studies

Operations Assistant Portland Center Stage

Religious Studies

Screenwriter Self-Employed

Art and Art History

Owner / Operator Sutro Wine Co.

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 are also thoughtful, engaged citizens whose work has purpose and meaning, for themselves and for the world.