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Beyond Haverford

No matter the field, Haverford grads are always in high demand. Why?

Haverfordians are regularly recognized for scholarly achievement.

A Haverford education carries clout worldwide.

Where do Haverford students go after graduation? Anywhere they want.

A liberal arts education is the best professional preparation.

The skills, knowledge, and critical thinking you develop via Haverford’s liberal arts curriculum have applications in so many different fields and careers all over the planet. As a Ford, you automatically stand out in the world, and are better able to inform, heal, and improve it.

  • Tracy Keyser '02

    Keyser works as a contractor in Network Management for a large healthcare organization, building and maintaining provider networks and provider data management.

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    political-science
    african-studies
    beyond
    medicine
  • The CEO of Global Blood Therapeutics spoke to Haverford magazine about his company's experimental drug, GBT440,  and its promise in treating people with sickle cell disease.

    beyond
    medicine
    business
  • Photo of Bill Bragin, dressed in a black shirt and black pants, sitting on stairs

    From bringing artists to Haverford to co-founding globalFEST, Bill Bragin '89 reflects on his experience creating connections and providing oppotunities for musicians. 

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    sports
  • Waldean dancing with the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

    The former growth and structure of cities major thought he would be an architect, but is now living out different dreams as a professional dancer in Sweden. 

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    arts
  • This ambitious Haverford alumna talks about her goals and the challenges that come with being an aerospace industry CEO.

    beyond
    technology
  • Kaur is a co-founder of The Sikh Coalition, an organization dedicated to legal advocacy for a religious minority that often finds itself the target of discrimination.

    beyond
    civil-rights
  • Richard Peet in his boardroom

    Peet is bringing to market the health benefits of high-fiber, gluten-free chicory flour and the therapeutic potential of biosynthetically produced cannabinoids.

    beyond
    medicine
  • Kabat-Zinn, the scientist/thinker who in 1979 melded mindfulness with medicine and launched a still-growing modern movement, visited campus via the Whitehead Mindfulness Initiative.

    beyond
    medicine
  • Oscar Wang in the hallway of the Community College of Philadelphia

    Wang is the CEO of College Together, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Philadelphia’s underserved students through the college admissions process, at the Community College of Philadelphia.

    beyond
    civil-rights
  • Photo by Holden Blanco '17

    As one of the lawyers featured in both seasons of Making a Murderer, Steven Drizin ’83 plays an important supporting role in the Netflix hit. While the series’ popularity has brought Drizin celebrity, it’s also brought him something more important: a much larger platform to advocate for change in the legal system’s treatment of juveniles.

    beyond
    civil-rights
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    after-graduation
    political-science
  • Man faces camera and smiles

    Daniel Dae Kim '90 Talks Diversity in Hollywood and Producing "The Good Doctor" With Hometown Newspaper.

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    arts
  • After nearly five years as the chief financial officer to Philadelphia’s City Council, for which he helped analyze and plan multibillion-dollar budgets, Matthew Stitt was not finished with his hometown. Now he counsels public sector clients on how to change budgets and institutions in equal service of all residents.

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    technology
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    after-graduation
    anthropology
  • As chair of the HIV clinic at the Mayo Clinic, director of its HIV transplant services, associate dean of the Mayo School of Health Sciences, and associate professor of medicine, Dr. Stacey Rizza is on the front lines of treating and understanding HIV and hepatitis C.

    beyond
    medicine
  • Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley in Burning Man's San Francisco headquarters

    Beyond the famous Burning Man Festival, Debucquoy-Dodley works year-round to organize artistic and cultural programs for the San Francisco-based nonprofit Burning Man Project.

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    sports
  • Dr. Yngvild Olden seated in her white lab coat

    Olsen is a physician specializing in addiction medicine, has recently published a book meant to “clarify and demystify” the national health emergency.

    beyond
    medicine
  • Pioneering "New Urban Mechanic" Chris Osgood '99 is changing the way Boston delivers services and solves problems.

    beyond
    technology
    government
    law
  • Dana Nichols, wearing a "Straight Outta Philadanco" tshirt, stands in a dance studio with dancers and a mirror behind her.

    NIchols shares her journey from childhood ballet student to Haverford College student to professional dancer and writer of a recent piece in "Dance Magazine" about blackface in ballet. 

    beyond
    sports
  • A headshot of Lawrence Wang wearing a tie and his white doctor's coat

    The recent Oxford graduate, who discovered a monoclonal antibody that potentially prevents malaria, will use the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to help support his final two years of medical school at the University of California, San Diego. 

    beyond
    medicine
  • A headshot of Dorrit Lowsen '97

    The Change Finance President and COO has created the first carbon-neutral exchange traded fund (ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange.

    beyond
    technology
  • In Côte d'Ivoire, political science alumna Rebecca Levy ’04 works to fight poverty as an employee of USAID.

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    after-graduation
    political-science
    beyond
    civil-rights
  • Bob Croslin using a cane and a camera phone

    Perez, who discovered he was legally blind at 30, is passionate about helping the education-technology community understand the crucial role it can play in giving all learners access to education and job opportunities.

    beyond
    technology
  • Mimi Fuchs '13

    Fuchs works for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Submillimeter Array, a telescope located atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

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    after-graduation
    astrophysics
    career-profile
    beyond
    science
  • Indya Kincannon surrounded by her two daughters and husband on election night

    Since December 2019, Indya Kincannon ’93 has been running Tennessee's third-largest city. 

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    civil-rights
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    history
    spanish
  • Amancay Kugler

    Kugler's circus arts company has performed to critical acclaim in Chicago and Philadelphia.

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    sports

Hands-on research with real-world application

Every student completes a thesis prior to graduation that contributes to their field of academia. The high-level research experience that students gain, in every department, prepares them for the next step in their academic life or career.

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Students can receive up to $10,000 in research funding through the Academic Centers


Haverford College senior psychology major Liz Heaton describes the behavioral neuroscience research she has been working on over the past year with Assistant Professor Laura Been.

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Nobel Prizes


George P. Smith ’63, one of three 2018 Nobel laureates in chemistry, is the fourth Haverford alum to win a Nobel Prize. A biology major while at Haverford, Smith credits his thesis advisor with introducing him to the field of molecular immunology that shaped his early career.

Haverfordians are regularly recognized for scholarly achievement through awards and fellowships such as Fulbright, Watson, Guggenheim, and the Nobel Prize.

Awards


Four Fords earned 2020/2021 Fulbright Student Awards. Haverford College is proud to be named one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2021–2022 Fulbright U.S. Students.


Support for entrepreneurship and innovation

The Whitehead Internship Program funds rising Haverford juniors and seniors in summer work related to entrepreneurship, small business, venture capital, or finance. The new Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) works to develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus by providing mentoring and financial support for student startups.

A man gives a tour of historic Philadelphia.

Beyond the Bell

Former Whitehead interns and inaugural fellows of the HIP Summer Incubator, Rebecca Fisher ’18 and Joey Leroux ’18 founded their own business, Beyond the Bell Tours, which takes visitors on historical walking tours of Philadelphia that highlight the stories of traditionally underrepresented or marginalized communities to put the people back in “people’s history.”

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Alexandra Iglesia '21
Five women posing for an advetising campaign for swimsuits

Suiting Every Body

Melanie Travis '08 is changing the swimwear industry by providing more personalized options through her company, Andie.

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A man wearing glasses smiles as he leans against a wood and glass wall

Powering India’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

Shreyas Shibulal '15 has been fascinated by cars since he was a child. Now he runs a company, Micelio, focused on India’s growing electric vehicle industry.

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Learning From the Land

Heidi Witmer ’02, founder of the LEAF Project, brings together diverse groups of teenagers to learn about nutrition, cooking, and farming—and the values of hard work, entrepreneurship, and sustainable living. As a student, the religion major planted edible landscaping such as Swiss chard and herbs inside ornamental gardens on campus.

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Patrick Montero
A man stands in front of a tractor at a teff farm.

Teff Love: An Entrepreneur's Idea Aids Ethiopian Farmers

Aleem Ahmed ’07 is promoting the nutritionally packed ancient grain to help grow profits and improve the livelihoods of small farmers in Ethiopia.

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Experiential Learning

Across all academic disciplines and majors, Fords learn by doing. From publishing in peer-reviewed journals with professors to coursework that takes them out of the classroom and into the community to hundreds of internship opportunities around the world, Haverford students have numerous ways to apply what they’ve learned to professional settings before graduation.

  • 60+

    Over 60 summer internships around the world

  • 150+

    More than 150 students participate in internships funded by our Academic Centers every year

  • 40+

    Students explore more than 40 different countries

  • “From Malcolm X to Dave Chappelle: Islam, Humor, and Comedy in America”

    The class traces the history of African American comedy and situates it specifically in relation to the civil rights struggles and the politics of African American Islam.

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  • Pipeline to the MLB

    The skills picked up at Haverford—critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and a sophisticated understanding of data—have turned out to be an ideal fit for key front office roles in Major League Baseball.

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  • The Class That Publishes Together

    A "Biochemistry Superlab" course co-taught by Professor Rob Fairman and Assistant Professor Lou Charkoudian recently published a peer-reviewed paper in PLOS Biology detailing not only the results of in-class research, but also how the class itself was designed to facilitate such research.

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  • Awards

    Haverfordians are regularly recognized for scholarly achievement through awards and fellowships such as Fulbright, Watson, Guggenheim, and the Nobel Prize.

    Awards


  • Industry

    Whether you’re destined for graduate or medical school, entrepreneurship or the arts, the business or banking realms, or elsewhere in the world at large, you’ll always find yourself applying the unique academic and social skills you cultivate at Haverford.

    Industry


  • Graduate Studies

    Recent graduates have gone to programs at the University of Chicago, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, MIT, UCLA, Cambridge, and the University of Pennsylvania, to name a few. Our alumni pursue careers ranging from business to medicine to public service to science and technology.

    Graduate Studies


  • Center for Career and Professional Advising

    The center empowers students and alumni to learn about and prepare for meaningful work, as they translate their Haverford liberal arts education into a rewarding life.

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Our students and graduates have been awarded Fulbrights, Watsons, Guggenheims, and the Nobel Prize.

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    Nobel Prize Winners

  • 85

    Fulbright Scholars

  • 5

    MacArthur Fellows

  • 28

    Goldwater Scholars

  • 69

    Watson Fellows

  • 20

    Rhodes Scholars

  • 27

    Guggenheim Scholars

  • 6

    Pulitzer Prize Recipients


Awards

Haverfordians are regularly recognized for scholarly achievement through awards and fellowships such as Fulbright, Watson, Guggenheim, and the Nobel Prize.

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Here's how our alumni are applying their skills, experience, and wisdom to life beyond campus.


Industry

Whether you’re destined for graduate or medical school, entrepreneurship or the arts, the business or banking realms, or elsewhere in the world at large, you’ll always find yourself applying the unique academic and social skills you cultivate at Haverford.

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  • Business and Finance22%
  • Education19%
  • Healthcare17%
  • Science and Technology13%
  • Public Service and Government9%
  • Law and Legal Services8%
  • Communications, Leisure, and Tourism7%
  • Architecture, Arts, and Museums5%

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Our students are admitted to medical school, law school, and other professional schools at rates that are significantly higher than the national average.


Graduate Studies

Recent graduates have gone to programs at the University of Chicago, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, MIT, UCLA, Cambridge, and the University of Pennsylvania, to name a few. Our alumni pursue careers ranging from business to medicine to public service to science and technology.

View Detailed Outcomes by Graduate Studies


Recent Graduate School Highlights

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University
  • Science and Math22%
  • Medicine and Health21%
  • Arts and Humanities15%
  • Social Sciences12%
  • Law12%
  • Business and Finance9%
  • Education9%

Recent Graduate School Highlights

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University

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