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Jackson School Alumni Employment Profiles

With diversity, extensive training, and regional expertise, there’s really a huge variety of positions that Jackson School graduates can excel in. Business and trade facilitation, overseas market risk analysis, global development and diplomacy…these are just a few careers that Jackson school alumni go on to.

Based on recent survey data, here is a cross-section just some of the employers that Jackson School graduates have gone on to work for:

The Public Sector

  • Federal Government: U.S. Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. AID, The Department of Energy, The White House, US Congress.
  • State & City Government: Washington State Department of Commerce, the Port of Seattle, the Office of the Governor, the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, the City of Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
  • Diplomatic Missions for Foreign Governments: The Consulate General of Japan, The Consulate General of Korea, The Consulate General of Canada, The Consulate General of Mexico, The Consulate General of the Czech Republic.

The Private Sector

  • Business: Boeing, Maersk, Xerox, Estee Lauder, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Starbucks, Expedia, CH Robinson.
  • Finance: Wells Fargo, Liberty Mutual, Blackrock, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Securities, KPMG.
  • Consulting: McKinsey, Accenture, Capgemini, Futuretrend Technology Inc.
  • Tech: Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, Google.
  • Communications: 20th Century Fox, CNN, Pyramid, K-2 Japan, NBC news, T-Mobile, Sprint, Thomson Reuters.
  • Law: Perkins Coie, Davis Wright Tremaine, Foster Pepper, Dorsey & Whitney, Garvey Schubert Barer.

The Multilateral Sector

  • The United Nations, UNICEF, The International Monetary Fund, IRC, the World Bank, IREX.

The Nongovernmental / Nonprofit Sector

  • Global Development & Health: World Vision, Human Rights Watch, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research.
  • Local Non-Profit: World Affairs Council Seattle, PATH, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, the Japan-America Society for the State of Washington, the Washington State China Relations Council.
  • Think Tanks: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Brookings, The National Bureau of Asian Research, The National Endowment for Democracy, Global Security Institute.

The Education Sector

  • Harvard University, Stanford University, Waseda University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, NYU, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins.