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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • George Stavis holds a banjo and sits on a piano bench in front of a light brown piano.

    Stavis, a pioneering musician, brought the banjo into the psychedelic rock era. He's opened for acts like the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and Richie Havens. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Ann Marie Baldonado

    As a producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross for 20 years and now as talent producer for Comedy Central’s The Opposition With Jordan Klepper, Baldonado has focused on researching and recruiting newsmakers—actors, writers, politicians, and academics—for radio and TV appearances.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Courtney Klein 05 is the founder of Storq, an maternity and postpartum apparel line. Photo by Angela Decenzo.

    Klein is the founder of Storq, a maternity and postpartum apparel line.

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  • Smiling man holding a basketball

    In Philadelphia, the 76ers can order yakisoba noodles for breakfast and drink bone broth during film sessions. It's all part of the team's food program under executive chef JaeHee Cho.

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  • Amancay Kugler

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

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  • Michelle Hughes '15 sits on a bench in front of greenery, smiling. Photo by Patrick Montero.

    Hughes is working to make farming an accessible career for those new to the field through the National Young Farmers Coalition and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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  • Melanie Travis '08 stands in front of a dark background with actress Demi Moore and her three daughters, who are wearing Andie produced swimwear.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • Marcy Dermansky 91 is the author of the recently published Hurricane Girl.

    Along with wonderfully transgressive heroines, Dermansky is also known for getting consistently rave reviews for her blackly comic novels.

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  • 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. 

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  • Aubrey Penney stands in front of a white brick wall while leaning on a wooden ladder adorned with various colored flowers

    Introduced to art curation while a first-year student at Haverford, Penney now uses art as a vehicle for transformation.

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  • Jeremy Zoll

    Right after his junior year he landed a summer internship in the front office of a major league baseball team, and it’s been a meteoric rise ever since. Today he’s director of minor league operations for the Minnesota Twins.

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  • 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.

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  • Andrew Burke '14 stands in front of a sparkling background.

    As a composer, Burke's musical compositions span pop to classical styles.

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  • Carl Shuman 78 is making the stories of the Torah more accessible to children through his "Torah Time Travel" series.

    Shuman creates fun, new ways for children to learn the stories of the Torah through his series, Torah Time Travel.

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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 2023/2024 Fulbright Student Awards. Haverford College is proud to be named one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2023–2024 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.

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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
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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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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.

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    Over 60 summer internships around the world

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

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    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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 96

    Fulbright Scholars

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    MacArthur Fellows

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    Goldwater Scholars

  • 73

    Watson Fellows

  • 20

    Rhodes Scholars

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    Guggenheim Scholars

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    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.

View Detailed Outcomes by Industry

  • Business and Finance22%
  • Education19%
  • Healthcare17%
  • Science and Technology13%
  • Public Service and Government9%
  • Law and Legal Services8%
  • Communications, Leisure, and Tourism7%
  • Architecture, Arts, and Museums5%
  • Dr. Yngvild Olden seated in her white lab coat

    Yngvild Olsen ’91, a physician specializing in addiction medicine, has recently published a book meant to “clarify and demystify” the national health emergency.

  • Eve Passeltiner at the microphone doing voiceover work

    Stage actress Eve Passeltiner ’85 also has a busy career doing voice-over work and audiobook narration. “You get to be all of these people you might not get cast as in-person,” she says.

  • The English major is starting her career as a case intake analyst with the Philadelphia-based class action law firm Berger Montague.

  • The international studies major is interning at KiCK Global, a Barcelona-based marketing agency, prior to pursuing a similar position back in the U.S.

  • The psychology major and dance minor is splitting her time between her two respective passions at a Harvard Lab and a Cambridge ballet studio.

  • Political science major and Spanish minor Nico Kaplan ’19 is exploring the relationship between political and cultural projects by working with documentary distribution company Argot Pictures to reach Spanish-speaking audiences and organizations that stand committed to supporting immigrant communities in NYC.

  • Political science major and statistics, Chinese, and health studies minor Madeline Guth ’19 used her diverse set of tools to study the many ways that public policy can impact unintended pregnancy rates among low-income women.

  • The economics major and baseball player is preparing for a career in the front offices of the major leagues.

  • As a Haverford House Fellow, Gabe Halperin-Goldstein ’19 will spend next year working at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, which advocates for policies that relieve food insecurity in Philadelphia.

  • The political science major was motivated to pursue a MENAR Fellowship teaching in Tunisia following a CPGC summer-internship abroad in Morocco.

  • The multi-talented physics major will be teaching and coaching while pursuing a graduate degree in education in the hopes of working with English language learners and immigrant students in America.

  • The Russian studies major will attend a university in Kazakhstan to hone her Russian proficiency for future government employment.

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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.

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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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