The interdisciplinary nature of our graduate programs allows our students to explore diverse interests and career paths, and the diversity of our graduate alumni’s interests and skillsets allows them to secure a variety of careers resistant to simple categorization. From UX designers to photographers to corporate managers, many of our alumni hold distinct jobs at the nexus of research, communication, creativity, and leadership—skills fostered by our graduate programs.
For a sample of graduate alumni working in an array of careers from management to UX design, please see below. More information regarding each alumni's career can be found by clicking on the name of the individual.
For more information on exploring career options, including how to do informational interviews in careers of interest, see the Graduate College's Career Exploration page.
Graduate Alumni in Miscellaneous Careers
|Alumni||Discipline at UIUC||Job Title|
|Claire Barber-Stetson||Literature||Global Portfolio Manager, S.C Johnson and Son|
|Mark Barnes||Writing Studies||Computer Science Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education|
|Brandon Jones||Literature||Consulting Services Manager, Clean Fuels Ohio|
|Katherine Kendig||Creative Writing||Project Manager, UIUC National Center for Supercomputing Applications|
|Michelle Martinez||Literature||Permissions Coordinator for Digital Programs, Poetry Foundation|
|Kerry Ose||Writing Studies||Assistant Director, PennSERVE|
|Rebecah Pulsifer||Literature||Collective Bargaining and Research Consultant, Ohio Education Association|
|Thierry Ramais||Literature||Photographer, Ramais Photography|
|Christopher Simeone||Literature||Director of Organizing and Services, AAUP|
|Spencer Snow||Literature||Senior UX Writer, Ancestry|
|Melissa Tedrowe||Literature||Wisconsin State Director of The Humane Society of the United States|
|Sara Weisweaver||Literature||Operations Manager, WellSaid Labs|