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Careers of Humanities Alumni

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Department or Program Title Organization

English

Founder and CEO Enzi (Ethiopian footwear brand)

Music

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder CreditIQ

Theater and Performance Studies

Online User Experience Librarian Old Dominion University

African and African American Studies

Deputy Director of Executive Programs California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Classics

Product Marketing Manager Google

English

High School English Teacher El Camino Real Charter School

Classics

Assistant Professor of Classics University of Pittsburgh

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Director of Human Resources Immigrant Legal Resource Center

African and African American Studies

Managing Attorney, Economic Advancement Program Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Music

Physician Johns Hopkins Hospital

Music

Operations Manager Ash Lawn Opera

Philosophy

Consultant The Boston Consulting Group

History

Epidemiologist World Health Organization

Art and Art History

Training and Artistic Development Specialist DreamWorks Animation

Religious Studies

Screenwriter Self-Employed

Religious Studies

University Programs Coordinator Google

Art and Art History

Archivist Brooklyn Public Library

Philosophy

Program Officer, U.S. Policy Open Philanthropy Project

Philosophy

Senior UX Designer POP Marketing

Religious Studies

Software Engineer CrowdStrike

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences California State University, East Bay

Religious Studies

Head of Operations Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Director Endangered Language Alliance

African and African American Studies

Mental Health Counselor Seneca Family of Agencies

African and African American Studies

Associate Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Linguistics

Data Scientist Pinterest

Philosophy

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Philosophy

Business Analyst Google

Religious Studies

Manager of Branded Content Man Crates

Theater and Performance Studies

Associate The Boston Consulting Group

English

Art in the Parks Coordinator Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Philosophy

Director of Design VersaMe (early childhood education technology)

East Asian Languages and Cultures

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

English

Reporter Forbes Magazine

Religious Studies

Office Operations Palantir Technologies

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.