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What Can I Do With My Degree?

Storytelling. Beekeeping. The law. The possibilities are endless. Meet our alumni, and see where they work.

Pursue Your Passion

With a degree in the humanities and social sciences, the possibilities are endless. Our graduates are business leaders, educators, social entrepreneurs and attorneys. They’re marketing pros, museum curators, restaurateurs and social workers. The list goes on and on.

Despite their unique areas of expertise, they’re all critical thinkers who use their reasoning, communication and problem-solving skills for good.

Job Titles

We have a strong track record for helping our students pursue their passions and make their dreams a reality. Just to give you an idea of where your degree can lead, here is a list of recent titles for some of our alumni.

  • Events Manager, Cole Haan
  • Social Media Specialist, Novant Health
  • Attorney, N.C. Department of Justice
  • UX Strategist, TIAA-CREF
  • In-game Host, Carolina Hurricanes
  • Account Executive, SAS Institute 
  • Editor, WRAL-TV
  • Director of Editorial Services, BBC
  • Communications Specialist, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo 
  • Human Resource Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Web Manager, IBM 
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships, Google
  • Graduate Student, University of Chicago
  • Reporter, The Associated Press
  • Independent documentary filmmaker
  • Attorney, U.S. Army
  • Writer and Editor, SAS Institute
  • English Teacher, Wake County Public Schools System
  • Marketing Manager, Oxford University Press
  • Instructional Designer, Charter Communications
  • Technical Writer, Allscripts
  • Education Abroad Advisor, University of Kentucky
  • ESL Director, Burke County Public Schools
  • Financial Specialist, Wells Fargo
  • Bilingual Patient Account Representative, WakeMed
  • Program Manager, SAS Institute
  • Teacher, Wake County Public School System
  • Analyst, Department of Defense
  • Interpreter, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Police Officer, Raleigh Police Department
  • Development Coordinator, Healing Transitions
  • Archivist, North Carolina State Archives
  • Graduate Student, Georgetown University
  • Cultural Resource Manager, National Park Service
  • Major, U.S. Army
  • Teacher, Alamance County Schools
  • Curator, North Carolina Museum of History
  • Advertising and Marketing Manager, Forbes Inc.
  • Attorney, North Carolina Department of Commerce
  • Editorial Assistant, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
  • Business Analyst, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Research Associate, University of Georgia
  • Global Risk Analyst, Bank of America
  • Donations Coordinator, Samaritan’s Purse
  • Web Designer, Red Hat
  • Regional Logistics Engineer, Volvo Group
  • CEO and Founder, Bee Downtown
  • Outreach Coordinator, North Carolina Military Foundation
  • Immigration Team Lead, IBM
  • Social Media Manager, City of Raleigh
  • Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator, Coalition for Families
  • Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte
  • Director of Development, The Global Language Network
  • Staff Attorney, Sanctuary for Families
  • Attorney, Raleigh Real Estate Law
  • Software Development Engineer, Amazon
  • Budget Officer, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Graduate Student, Duke University
  • Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Global Business Services Consultant, IBM
  • Teacher, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Data Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Associate Director, ESPN
  • Developer, Thoughtbot
  • School Psychologist, Western Carolina University
  • Cyber Risk Consultant, Deloitte
  • Director of Development, Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • Law Student, University of Notre Dame
  • Business Analyst, Cisco 
  • Deputy Finance Director, North Carolina Republican Party
  • Director of Governmental Affairs, North Carolina Education Lottery
  • Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Captain, U.S. Air Force
  • Research Assistant, North Carolina General Assembly
  • Graduate Student, University of Virginia
  • Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Raleigh
  • Medical Data Analyst, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Counselor, State of South Carolina
  • Human Factors Engineer, IBM
  • Benefits Specialist, Wake County Government
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clemson University
  • Site Intelligence and Activation Team Manager, PPD
  • Psychologist, U.S. Army
  • Social Worker, WakeMed
  • IT Manager, Amazon
  • Attorney, Virginia Board of Veterans Appeals
  • Mental Health Supervisor, Carolina Outreach
  • Care Manager, Vance County Health Department
  • Adoption Social Worker, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
  • Human Resources Consultant, Cumberland County Department of Social Services
  • Medical Social Worker, Rowan Regional Hospice
  • Case Manager, Novant Health
  • Policy Writer, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Youth Director, YMCA of the Triangle
  • Graduate Student, NC State University
  • Activity Director, Saber Healthcare Group
  • School Social Worker, Wake County Public Schools System
  • Director, WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Teacher, Durham Public Schools
  • Clinical Social Worker, Duke University Medical Center
  • Attorney Advocate, Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Training Corporal, Raleigh Police Department
  • Social Worker, Johnston Health
  • Archaeologist, Scientific Consulting Services
  • Attorney, Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office
  • Pilot, American Airlines
  • Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Community Outreach and Education Associate, Triangle Land Conservancy
  • Vice President of Financial Development, YMCA of the Triangle Area
  • Director of Business Development, Major League Soccer
  • Director of Agricultural Advancement, N.C. Rural Economic Development Center
  • Teacher, Durham County Public Schools 
  • Data Scientist, IBM
  • Executive Coordinator, National Geographic Society
  • Editor, Journal of Applied Social Science
  • Sales Representative, Lenovo
  • Special Agent, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Dream Big

Alumna Maggie Kane (International Studies ’13) founded A Place at the Table café in downtown Raleigh, a “pay-what-you-can” restaurant that gives patrons several options to pay for their meal — and pay it forward for others.

Learn more 
Maggie Kane poses inside her restaurant

Career Services

NC State’s Career Development Center offers a wide array of resources to help you plan for life after graduation. Our college’s career identity coach and counselor can assist you in exploring majors and careers, writing or polishing your résumé, finding an internship or job, preparing for graduate school or participating in a mock interview.