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What Can I Do With My Degree?

Our graduates apply their unique (and valuable) skillsets in a variety of fields and industries.

Where Our Alumni Work

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

  • Managing director, Teach for America
  • Graduate student
  • Lead designer, Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora
  • Research technician, FMC Corporation
  • Technical writer, Red Hat
  • System administrator, United Therapeutics
  • College advisor, National College Advising Corps
  • Graphic designer, TTI Floor Care North America
  • Attorney, North Carolina Department of Justice
  • Freelance filmmaker
  • Teacher, Wake County Public Schools System
  • Project manager, SAS Inc.
  • Digital media coordinator, Chapel Hill Public Library
  • Vice president of social media, Bank of America
  • Information design program manager, IBM
  • Administrative officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Business technology analyst, Deloitte
  • Refugee caseworker, AmeriCorps
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Army
  • Global risk analyst, Bank of America
  • Program coordinator, Duke Center for International Development
  • Immigration team lead, IBM
  • Chief of staff, International Conservation Caucus Foundation
  • Program associate, American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Software engineer, Infosys
  • Environmental specialist, N.C. Division of Public Health
  • Client services consultant, Phreesia
  • Market research analyst, RTI International
  • Investigative reporter, The News and Observer
  • IT Auditor, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Experience designer, Amazon

Our graduates enter a wide variety of professions in business, healthcare, agriculture, education and environmental policy, among other industries.

  • Research Director, North Carolina Democratic Party
  • National Facilitator, StoryCorps
  • Senior Account Executive, Edelman
  • Digital Planner, CBS Interactive 
  • Research Associate, RTI International 
  • Graduate student 
  • Executive Director, NARAL for Wake County  
  • Accounts manager, Lenovo

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.