Alumni Voices

alumni reception group photo

Social Studies graduates can be found in every career imaginable as they seek to put the ideas they worked on in college into practice and to create a better world. Immediately after graduation, many take fellowships to travel, teach, or study abroad, and others work in journalism, advocacy, and public service. Social Studies graduates also frequently enter the fields of consulting, law, technology, finance, and politics and public policy. 

Most Social Studies graduates eventually earn advanced degrees. The most common degree is the J.D., followed by the Ph.D., but our graduates have also gone on to earn higher degrees ranging from the MBA to the MPP and from the MD to the Ed.D.

We love it when our alumni visit or write to tell us how they are doing and what they are thinking about. We are touched when our former students tell us how they are living their lives and how their Social Studies education continues to influence them as they seek to live fully and ethically in a complex world.

Every year, we host an Alumni “Social” the day after Harvard’s commencement, to give our alumni a chance to reconnect and reminisce about taking Social Studies 10 and writing their senior thesis. And we host a wine and cheese reception on the Friday before “The Game” when Harvard-Yale is in Cambridge. All alumni (and spouses, children, etc.) are warmly welcome.

We hope that our alumni will always feel connected to the Social Studies Family.

Anya Bernstein Bassett
May 2019