Graduate Outcomes


First Destinations

  • 50% Employment
  • 21% Graduate School
  • 7% Post-Graduate Service
  • 9% Fellowships
  • 5% Continuing Education
  • 8% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  • New York, NY


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 6% Completely
  • 59% Moderately
  • 29% Slightly
  • 6% Not at All

Graduate Schools


Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Central European University MA political philosophy Budapest, Hungary
College of New Jersey MA English Ewing, NJ
Florida State University MA theatre & performance research Tallahassee, FL
Hamline University MAT teaching English as a second or foreign language St. Paul, MN
Simmons University MLIS library science & archival studies Boston, MA
Syracuse University MS early childhood special education Syracuse, NY
Union Theological Seminary MDiv theology New York, NY
University of California MFA creative writing Davis, CA
University of Cambridge MPhil English Cambridge, UK
University of Iowa PhD English Iowa City, IA
University of Maryland MEd education College Park, MD
University of Memphis PhD philosophy Memphis, TN
University of St. Thomas JD law Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin PhD chemistry Madison, WI
Vanderbilt University PhD early modern English Nashville, TN
Wake Forest University MA psychology Winston-Salem, NC
Yale University PhD chemistry New Haven, CT
83% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • AmeriCorps
  • Cow Tipping Press
  • Grinnell Education Project

Service Data

Organization Location
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL
AmeriCorps Rochester, MN
Cow Tipping Press Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press Minneapolis, MN
Great Oaks Charter School Newark, NJ
Grinnell Education Project Grinnell, IA



  • Partners in Education
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • The Fulbright Program
  • Thomas J. Watson Foundation

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee, WI
Partners in Education Grinnell, IA
Teaching Assistant Program in France Rennes, France
The Fulbright Program Changhua, Taiwan
The Fulbright Program Lomza, Poland
The Fulbright Program Zagreb, Croatia
Thomas J. Watson Foundation Malawi, Thailand, China, Trinidad and Tobago

Experiential Learning


Internships Data

Organization Field Location
3311 Productions Inc. creative/performing arts Los Angeles, CA
American Psychology Association research/science Washington, DC
AmeriCorps education Grinnell, IA
Amplihigher Copywriting sales/marketing Austin, TX
Asociación Acompáñame healthcare San Ramon, Costa Rica
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities communications/media Vienna, Austria
BakerRipley law/legal services Houston, TX
Bank of New York Mellon computing/technology remote
Brain Mill Press communications/media Green Bay, WI
Broad Street Buddies communications/media Philadelphia, PA
Browne & Miller Literary Associates communications/media Hinsdale, IL
Center for Book Arts creative/performing arts New York, NY
Chicago Sky communications/media Chicago, IL
Corporation for National and Community Service education Grinnell, IA
Cow Tipping Press communications/media Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press education Minneapolis, MN
Davis Elementary School education Grinnell, IA
DeJear for Iowa government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Drake Community Library communications/media Grinnell, IA
Drake Community Library education Grinnell, IA
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission law/legal services Chicago, IL
Fresh Air Fund education Fishkill, NY
Garlough Elementary School education Mendota Heights, MN
Generation Teach education Boston, MA
Gethsemane Baptist Church social services Washington, DC
Gigi's Playhouse education Madison, WI
Grinnell Mutual business administration/management New York, IA
Hilltop United Methodist Church social services Mankato, MN
Ibaraki Christian University education Hitachi, Japan
Indianapolis Museum of Art creative/performing arts Indianapolis, IN
Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism communications/media Iowa City, IA
Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm law/legal services Beijing, China
LaGuardia Community College creative/performing arts Long Island City, NY
Loeb Enterprises business administration/management New York, NY
Mayer Brown LLP law/legal services Washington, DC
Mediablaze sales/marketing London, UK
Memphis Teacher Residency education Memphis, TN
Miami New Times communications/media Miami, FL
Minnesota Historical Society education Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota United Methodist Conference social services Minneapolis, MN
MN350 communications/media Minneapolis, MN
Museum at Eldridge Street education New York, NY
NBC sales/marketing New York, NY
NeurologyToday communications New York, NY
New Bedford Whaling Museum education New Bedford, MA
New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives business administration/management New York, NY
New York City Trans Oral History Project social services New York, NY
Newberry Library education Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine healthcare Evanston, IL
Office of the State Archaeologist education Iowa City, IA
Pasadena Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders social services Pasadena, CA
Public Radio Exchange communications Madison, WI
Puerta Grande Law Firm, LLC law/legal services Minneapolis, MN
RefugeeOne social services Chicago, IL
Restless Books communications/media New York, NY
Saint Mary's Press communications/media Winona, MN
Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA law/legal services Westlake, OH
Shakespeare Theatre Company creative/performing arts Washington, DC
Sisters for Sisters business administration/management Cape Town, South Africa
Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center agriculture Vanderbilt, MI
Steppenwolf Theatre Company creative/performing arts remote
Taproot Theatre Company education Seattle, WA
TDM Business Toole Suite communications/media remote IL
The Actors Centre sales/marketing London, UK, UK
The Actors Centre creative/performing arts London, UK
The Death Penalty Project law/legal services London, UK
The Grove United Methodist Church social services Woodbury, MN
The Muny creative/performing arts St. Louis, MO
The Wren's Nest creative/performing arts Atlanta, GA
Topicx Media Lab communications/media New York, NY
Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies healthcare Los Angeles, CA
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce government/public policy Traverse City, MI
Tuesday's Children social services New York, NY
Unbound communications London, UK
Urban Arts Academy creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Attorneys' Office law/legal services Washington, DC
Venice Family Clinic healthcare Los Angeles, CA
Veteran Affairs Central Iowa Healthcare System social services Des Moines, IA
Vicky Bijur Literary Agency communications/media New York, NY
Victoria Public Library communications/media Victoria, TX
Willow Creek Community Church education Hoffman Estates, IL
Wolters Kluwer Health communications New York, NY
Wood Dale Public Library communications/media Wood Dale, IL
Writopia creative/performing arts New York, NY

Research Data

Organization Field Location
Bradley University stem cell treatment for pancreatic cancer Peoria, IL
Department of Energy materials science Ames, IA
Grinnell College ethnography of Zimbabwean music in the Bay Area Oakland, CA
Newberry Library historical literature Chicago, IL
Oregon Health & Science University neuroscience Portland, OR
Rochester Institute of Technology multispectral imaging Rochester, NY
SFS Bhutan tourism Jakar, Bhutan
University of Chicago early modern literature , NY
Off-Campus Study

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