Alumni Outcomes

A group of five panelists including Chelsea Clinton sit on a stage with the words "GW" and "Rodham Institute" behind them.
Marcus R. Andrews, BA ’15, was invited to speak on the keynote panel “Addressing Childhood Obesity” along with Chelsea Clinton at the third annual Rodham Institute Summit.

Graduates of the Sociology Department have gone on to conduct research at top institutions, start nonprofits, open community cultural spaces, and serve public agencies.

About half of our undergraduate alumni pursue careers or further study, while the remainder tend to work in education and service, the legal field, health and social welfare. Our graduate alumni have gone on to earn PhDs from institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA, publish books, and receive Fulbright Awards for their research.


Recent Undergraduate Alumni Employers



  • Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • Arigatou International
  • Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Project Place



  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
  • ScienceWorks International
  • Stanford Health Care
  • United Service Organizations
  • Urban Teacher Center
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • WorldTeach



"The field of sociology intersects with everything: It is a critical foundation, a way of thought and an intellectual head start to building the right competencies for any career. I owe much of my success to my years as a sociology major at GW."

Reem Mahmood
BA ’95

Recent Graduate Alumni Employers



  • The Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • Argosy University
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
  • Hamline University
  • Humane Society
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Pew Research Center



  • Planned Parenthood
  • Robert Derector Associates
  • The Urban Institute
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Navy
  • Westat


More Graduate Alumni Outcomes


Resources for Alumni


Alumni Class Notes