Alumni Careers

The MA/MSc program provides graduates with the opportunity to develop lifelong contacts on both sides of the Atlantic, using Columbia and the LSE as launching pads for their professional careers. Alumni further benefit from access to career centers at both institutions.

98% of our alumni are currently employed or enrolled in PhD programs.*

To browse all of our alumni and their current positions or academic placements, check out our Alumni Profiles page

*Includes graduation years 2010-2022

Alumni Positions

Our alumni are currently enrolled in PhD programs at the following institutions. Approximately 25% of our alumni choose to pursue a PhD and a career in academia. 

  • Columbia University
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Chicago
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Cambridge University
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • New York University
  • University of Warsaw
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • George Washington University


Graduates of the MA/MSc program are pursuing a range of careers in government, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, NGO's, education, consulting, journalism, business and academia. Below are some statistics on the fields in which our alumni are currently working.

  • 10% are working in journalism.
  • 1 in 15 pursue careers in government and civil service.
  • 20% are working in business and finance. 
  • 10% are doing research or working at think tanks.
  • 1 in 12 work for non-profit organizations.
  • 10% are teachers or working in education. 

A sampling of positions currently held by alumni include:

  • Deputy Director, Political Affairs and Support Strategy, Demos
  • Associate, Goldman Sachs
  • Program Associate, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Digital Editor, Financial Times
  • Program Officer for Scholarly Resources, Council of Library and Information Research
  • Programme Manager, US-UK Fulbright Commission
  • International Media and Communications Officer, Royal Hashemite Court
  • Associate Donor Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Reporter, Bloomberg
  • Research Historian, Historical Research Associates, Inc.
  • History Teacher, Success Academy
  • Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group

For a full list of alumni and positions, please see our Alumni Profiles page