Recent Jobs and Grad Schools

At a liberal arts college, your major can take you in all kinds of directions. Some alumni find jobs related to their field of study and others don't. As the Class of 2013 can vouch, Macalester prepares graduates for all kinds of work.

American Studies Majors

  • Escuela Falcon, Director of Marketing/English Teacher
  • Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Tenant Organizer
  • Syracuse University, Graduate Student

Anthropology Majors

  • Insight Policy Research, Public Policy Qualitative Research
  • Catholic Charities, Community Engagement and Leadership Specialist
  • Scusi, Server
  • Accenture, Analyst
  • Americorp, Check and Connect Fellow
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, Visitor Experience Associate
  • University of Minnesota, Junior Scientist
  • Eplipsey Foundation
  • Macalester College, Concert Supervisor
  • Fusion Hill, Marketing
  • Irish Archaelogy Field School, Intern
  • College Possible St. Paul,
  • Day Block Brewery
  • Fulbright Fellow, Sri Lanka

Art Majors

  • Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Communications and Outreach Intern
  • TNL School Teacher)
  • Self Employed, Artist/Post graduate apprentice in Macalester Art Dept
  • Self Employed, Artist

Asian Languages and Culture Majors

  • University of Michigan, Japanese literature
  • Fulbright Scholar, China

Biology Majors

  • National Institutes of Health, Post-baccalaureate IRTA
  • Emergency Physicians, PA (EPPA), Medical Transcriptionist
  • Land O Lakes Arden Hills
  • Cheongsong Elementary School, Guest English Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Teach for America, 8th Grade Teacher
  • EPPA, Emergency Room Scribe
  • University of Minnesota, Junior Scientist
  • National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Research Fellow - Natl Inst of Health
  • Macalester College, Research Technician
  • Knox County Schools, Special Education Assistant
  • Michigan State University, PhD Candidate, Dept of Microbiology and Microbial Genetics
  • University of Minnesota, Medical School Student
  • University of Minnesota, Medical Student
  • Regions Hospital, Critical Care Intern in Emergency Department
  • Macalester College, Histology Lab Technician
  • University of Minnesota, Undergraduate Research Program - Center for Health Equity
  • California Department of Public Health, Research Assistant
  • United Nations Programme Millennium Development Villages, Project Officer, Uganda with Global Health Corps  
  • OptumInsight/UnitedHealth Group, Leadership Acceleration Program
  • New England College of Optometry in Boston
  • Brown Medical School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Chemistry Majors

  • 3M Company, Research Chemist - Materials Research Division
  • Harvard University, PhD Candidate
  • Macalester College, Research Assistant
  • Macalester College, Laboratory Instructor
  • Ecolab Inc., Communications Specialist, Corporate Sustainability

Classics Majors

  • Wine and Canvas
  • PRISM, Volunteer and Thrift Shop Coordinator
  • The Berkeley Carroll School - Brooklyn, NY, Bilingual Asociate Kindergarten Teacher

Economics Majors

  • Harvard Business School
  • Target Corporation, Business Analyst
  • Fulbright, Austria
  • 3M Company, Corporate Auditor
  • InSitu Technologies Inc., Business Analyst
  • Ernst & Young, Financial Services Advisor
  • Analysis Group, Analyst
  • Epic, Implementation Project Manager
  • Ernst & Young, Advisory Staff - Risk
  • The World Bank, Consultant
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Men's & College Ministry
  • Italian Society of Applied Telematics, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Intern
  • AIR Worldwide, Risk Analyst
  • Urban Institute, Research Assistant
  • Wake Forest University, Graduate Student in Management and Business
  • Credit Suisse, IBD Analyst
  • Enrst & Young, Transfer Pricing Staff Consultant
  • King Soopers, Produce Clerk
  • Analysis Group - Menlo Park, CA, Analyst
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Macalester College, Academics Assistant
  • Travelers Insurance Company, Actuarial & Analytics Leadership Development Program Intern
  • The Clifton Group, Investment Analyst
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Bank Examiner
  • Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, Analyst
  • Cambridge Associates, Consulting Associate
  • Hamline University, Teaching License Student
  • Dymedex, Analyst
  • Target Corporation, Merchandise Planning Business Analyst
  • Behavioral Economist
  • Bank of America Foundation


  • Fulbright Colombia -  Bogotá, Colombia Teaching Assistant
  • Lerner Publishing, Assistant Photo Editor
  • Stanford University Press, Digital Media Specialist
  • Nerd Wallet, Intern
  • College Possible, High School Coach
  • United States Inter-Agency, Homeless Aid
  • College Possible, Junior Coach
  • AmeriCorps
  • Energy Foundry, Marketing Associate
  • Alfred A. Knopf, Editorial Assistant
  • ACR Homes, Inc., Program Counselor
  • The Guthrie Theatre, Usher
  • St. Paul Smart Trips, Project Assistant
  • Southern Illinois University, Graduate Student

Environmental Studies Majors

  • CBXY Program in Germany
  • C.U.R.E., Program Assistant
  • KidWind, Communication Outreach Program Assistant
  • Montessori High School at University Circle, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement
  • Minneapolis Parks Board

French Majors

  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Midtown Global Market, cook
  • New York University, PhD in French
  • University of California-Irvine, chemistry
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD in French
  • French Government Teaching Assistant program, high school
  • University Child Development School, resident teacher

Geography Majors

  • National Geographic, intern
  • University of Minnesota, geographic information science
  • Viacom Media Networks, Nickelodeon, Talent and Casting Department
  • Indian Land Tenure Foundation, GIS Analyst
  • TJX, Allocation Analyst
  • Nickelodeon, On Air Promotions Coordinator
  • AcademyHealth, Research Assistant
  • La Plazita Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, FoodCorps Service Member
  • Colonial Converting Corporation, Manager of Research and Development
  • Peace Corps - Ethiopia, Volunteer
  • Peace Corps, Education Volunteer - Mozambique
  • Minnesota Timberwolves, Production Assistant
  • FINNEGANS Inc., Social Entrepreneur Intern
  • EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute, Communications and Marketing Global Coordinator
  • Planned Parenthood, Bilingual Call Center Representative

Geology Majors

  • American Engineering Testing, Sample Test Preparation

German Studies Majors

  • Somali-American Education Program, Math Teacher (unlicensed), and Curriculum Development Coord
  • Twin Cities German Immersion School, Kinderclub Staff

Hispanic Studies Majors

  • Critical Language Scholar, Morroco
  • AmeriCorps College Possible, Junior Coach
  • Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (Pulse)
  • Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, Gardener
  • Center for Disease Control, Public Health Associate

History Majors

  • Gulf Restoration Network, Development Associate
  • LA City Planning Department
  • Massachusetts Teacher Residency Program Boston, Teacher
  • University of London, Graduate Student, Courtauld Institute of Art
  • 3rd and 4th grade Teacher
  • State of Minnesota - Office of MN.IT, Service Information Officer II

International Studies Majors

  • Sundance Family Foundation, Youth Social Entrepreneurship Intern
  • Karam Law, Legal Assistant
  • Elementary School, Poitiers, France Teaching Assistant
  • Central European University - School of Public Policy, Masters of Public Administration Students
  • Registry of the International Criminal Court, Intern
  • Americorps, National Teaching Fellowship 2-year Program
  • Madison County Health Department - Kentucky, CDC Public Health Associate
  • Central European University in Hungary, Student
  • Minnesota House of Representatives, Page
  • Blue State Digital, Account Coordinator
  • Sciences Po Paris, Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Student
  • Monkey Tree English Center Teacher
  • Butler University, Global Ambassador, The Institute for Study Abroad
  • Deloitte, Consultant
  • Open Cities Health Center, Outreach Coordinator/MNsure Navigator
  • Cheese School of San Francisco, Class Assistant
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the University of Roenhampton (London, UK)

Japanese Majors

  • World Endeavors, Application Management/Enrollment Intern
  • University of Michigan, Studying Japanese

Latin American Studies Majors

  • Non-Profit, Brings kids to Latin America
  • Case de Esperanza, MN, Race Equity Fellow; Family Advocate at MN Minority Ed. Part.

Linguistics Majors

  • San Jose State University, Master of Urban Planning
  • New York University, Music Technology Student
  • The Center for Applied Linguistics, LPReN Intern

Mathematics and Computer Science Majors

  • AIG, Analyst
  • Pearson VUE, Product Designer
  • Epic, Quality Assurance
  • Americorps, City Year Volunteer
  • Jordan Strategy Forum, Research Analyst
  • Bezzotech, IT Consultant
  • Power Inbox, Web Consultant
  • Thomson Reuters, Software Engineer
  • Thomson Reuters, Software Engineer
  • Amazon, Software Development Engineer
  • AppFirst Inc., User interface developer
  • Bezzotech, Associate Consultant
  • Deem, Inc, Software Developer
  • Harvard University, PhD Student
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., Investment Management
  • Corporate Mathematician
  • ValusDirect, Associate Marketing Analyst

Media and Cultural Studies Majors

  • DM Law Group, LLC, Executive Administrative Assistant/Paralegal
  • n+1, Intern

Music Majors

  • Mount Vernon High School, Private Voice Teacher
  • McAllister Olivarius, Legal Analyst
  • Macalester College, Admissions Interviewer

Neuroscience Majors

  • Peace Corps, Agricultural Extension Volunteer - Senegal
  • Self Employed, Professional Musician
  • University of Illinois - Chicago, Research
  • Duke University, Graduate Student/NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Philosophy Majors

  • Fordham University, Law Student
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Graduate Student
  • Match High School, Tutor

Physics Majors

  • Oregon State University, Doctoral Student
  • United States Airforce, Pilot
  • Epic, Technical Services
  • 3M Company, Technical Aid Intern
  • Walker Art Center, Visitor Services Associate
  • University of Minnesota, PhD Student in GeoPhysics
  • CH2M Hill, Lab Technician
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Graduate Research Assistant
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Graduate Student/Research Asst/NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Political Science Majors

  • Progressive Massachusetts JOIN, Field Organizer - Join for Justice Fellow Class of 2014
  • Transit for Livable Communties, Campaign Organizer/Coordinate the MoveMN Campaign
  • McFarland & Co., New Media Director
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Care Coordinator/Community HealthCorps Member
  • eBay, Business Analyst, Emerging Verticals Business Unit
  • Gergetown University, Graduate Student
  • Highland Park Elementary School, Teaching Assistant
  • Univ of Roehampton (UK), Gothenburg (Swed) and Tromso (Nor), Grad Student inHuman Rights Policy and Practice
  • Americorps, Statewide Partner Promise Fellow
  • National Soccer Coaches Association, Education Intern
  • KIPP New Orleans, 7th Grade Reading Teacher
  • Paralegal
  • University of Chicago, Graduate Student
  • Mintz Group, Intern
  • John Marshall Law School, Law Student
  • Americorp, Volunteer
  • Asia Briefing Ltd./Dezan Shira & Associates, Publications Editor
  • BAV Consulting, Analyst
  • ICF International, Research Assistant
  • Teach For America, Corps Member
  • Austrian Fulbright Commiss/Fed Ministry of Ed, Culture, Art, US Teaching Assistant
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Research Assistant
  • Teach for America, Coordinator

Psychology Majors

  • CEB, Research Analyst
  • Securian Financial Advisors, Marketing Coordinator
  • Stanford Hospital, Research Associate
  • Americorps - St. Paul
  • Bronx Zoo, Hostess in Education Department
  • Volunteers of America
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Graduate Student
  • Alto Ski Resort
  • Psychologist
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Graduate Student/NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • University of Minnesota, Laboratory Technician

Religious Studies Majors

  • Jewish Enrichment Center - Hyde Park, Jewish Education
  • Rock Star Supply Co., Associate Director (AmeriCorps VISTA)
  • AFL-CIO Labor Counsel, Union Organizer
  • NYU Center for Health, Identity,Behavior,Prevention Studies, Research Intern
  • Americorp

Russian Studies Majors

  • Amigos de las Americas, Project Director
  • Language Link in Moscow, English teacher
  • Kiev Church of Christ, ministry program

Sociology Majors

  • Teach for America, Teacher
  • University of Notre Dame, Law Student
  • Peace Corps - Georgia, Secondary School English Teacher
  • American Federation for Aging Research, Program Assistant

Theatre and Dance Majors

  • Bally Total Fitness, Personal Trainer
  • Business, Private Care for Elderly Individuals
  • Minneapolis Community Education, Unknown, Minneapolis Kids

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), Communications Assistant
  • Hunger Solutions, MN, Minnesota Food Helpline Associate