Alumni Outcomes

Kaitlin Yarnall, MA '08, shows a group of Rwandan youth their photo. Kaitlin was teaching photography at a National Geographic storytelling bootcamp in Musanze, Rwanda. Credit: Ronan Donovan

Geography jobs rank among the fastest-growing and highest-paid for recent graduates. Geographers are sought after in federal, state and local administrative agencies; in private firms that specialize in planning and development; and in environmental and socioeconomic analysis jobs. Our alumni pursue rewarding careers in all of these fields and have even returned to join our faculty to teach and research in their fields.


"The contacts I developed during graduate study at GW led to both jobs I've had since graduation."

Derek Azar
MA ’06

Recent Undergraduate Alumni Employers


  • 2U Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Production
  • Epic
  • Everytown for Gun Safety
  • FTI Consulting


  • George Washington University
  • Pacific Ag
  • REI
  • Teach for America
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission

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Recent Graduate Alumni Employers


  • Apple
  • Arlington County Government
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brookings Institution
  • D.C. Office of Zoning
  • Fairfax County Police Department
  • Inter-American Developmental Bank
  • National Geographic Society


  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Pew Research Center
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of State
  • World Bank Group

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