Harvard Kennedy School alumni are making lasting impact across industries, sectors, and national borders.

Our alumni are invested in solving the many challenges our world faces. They come to HKS to learn, grow, and understand how to innovate and shape solutions through public policy, research, and implementation. They become effective leaders, managers, communicators, innovators, advocates, and analysts in government, nonprofit organizations, and business. Browse a sampling of first destination jobs undertaken by HKS graduates within the past five years.

We invite you to learn more about HKS alumni in our most recent Employment Snapshot and where the Class of 2018 continued their professional journey immediately after graduation. As you will see, with a knowledge rate of 90 percent of the class, 93 percent are either employed, continuing their education, or running for elected office. The Class of 2018 report includes details about where these alumni landed, and is organized by master’s degree program and employment sector.

Overall, about two-thirds of our graduates are employed in the public and nonprofit sectors each year.

Class of 2018 Employment Snapshot





Read our previous reports

Class of 2017 Employment Overview  Class of 2016 Employment Overview  Class of 2015 Employment Overview  Class of 2014 Employment Overview