The skills that MAGES students develop in our interdisciplinary program are precisely the qualities that employers in the public and private sectors are looking for: a solid understanding of international events, the ability to write clear and coherent analyses of important issues, the cultural insight and adaptability necessary to perform in many different settings, and the ability to step outside one narrow discipline and see the relationships between the many different facets of a constantly changing global environment.
Students pursue careers in many sectors striving towards varied goals, from ensuring refugees have access to support services, to negotiating contracts for multinational corporations, to reporting for Deutsche Welle. Our graduates work for nonprofits, public agencies, private corporations, and multilaterals. A significant number continue their education in PhD programs.
MAGES ’19 Employment Report*
* These numbers and sample of employers are based on a 95% knowledge rate of the Class of 2019’s employment status (as of March 2020).
- Eurasia Group
- German American Chamber of Commerce
- McLarty Associates
- World Bank Group
- Government of France
- Government of Georgia
- US House of Representatives
- Relief International
- Goethe Institut
MAGES alumni pursue an impressive array of career paths in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Employers include diverse entities such as: the United States Department of State, USAID, Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, and the German Marshall Fund. While some alumni choose to become transatlantic leaders in Washington, DC after graduation, many build successful careers in cities across the country and around the world.