Life After Harvard

What do SEAS graduate students go on to do after Harvard? A look at some recent graduates highlights a diverse range of career paths.

  • Yun-Ling Wong
    Associate Program Officer at Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation

  • Griffin Weber
    Chief Technology Officer; Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School

  • Marcus Roper
    Miller Institute Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley

  • Clifford Brangwynne
    Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden Germany

  • David Ricketts
    Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Eric Lauga
    Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

  • Aaron Dollar
    Assistant Professor, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science

After Harvard

Our graduates have gone on to take positions at some of the finest research institutions in the world, including: Ben Gurion University (Israel), Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, MIT, National University of Singapore, Princeton University, University of California–Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Sydney (Australia), University of Virginia, and right here at Harvard.

Those pursuing careers in industry and government have worked for technology companies such as Pixar, Google, and IBM; defense contractors such as Northrop Grumman; policy and research organizations such as the National Institutes of Health; banking and investment firms like Citigroup; and environmental consulting groups like Boston-based CDM.

Others have become entrepreneurs. Our graduates started Tacit Knowledge Systems and SupplyWorks. In fact, some of the most well-known companies in the world were started by Harvard graduates—for example, Electronic Arts, 3Com, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft.