Alumni Outcomes

 

Kaitlin Yarnall crouched down surrounded by a group of children looking at a camera together

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


Undergraduate Student Career Paths

 

Undergraduate alumni work for a variety of corporations, agencies and organizations, including:

  • 2U Inc.
  • AECOM
  • 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

 

Intern Hannah  Ellings at AAG Conference

 


 


Graduate Student Career Paths

Professor Mann teaching a class

 

 

Graduate program alumni have also pursued professional careers in a number of organizations, including:

  • 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

 


Resources for Alumni

We enjoy hearing from our alumni. Share your latest news and accomplishments with us, and learn more about what is happening in your department and on campus!

Stay Connected

Share your photos and let us know what you're up to!