2023 Employment Statistics

A global affairs degree trains you to become a sharp, interdisciplinary thinker – somebody who thinks about the interplay between systems and finds solutions to intractable problems. While many Fletcher alumni use their degree to pursue a career in public service, most graduates forge paths in the private and non-profit sectors, finding meaningful employment as business consultants, professors, and researchers with an array of employers like Mastercard, Pfizer, IBM, Deloitte, and other organizations.

Employment rate

chart showing 96% rate for Fletcher 2023 graduates

of Fletcher graduates found meaningful placements within 6 months of graduating

* Defined as full-time employment, fellowships, internships, or further study within six months of graduation as reported by 2023 Fletcher graduates

Employment by sector

Chart showing the the percentage of 2023 Fletcher students employed by sector

While many Fletcher graduates pursue public service, most forge meaningful careers in private and non-profit sectors at an array of global organizations.

Employment by sector - details*

In the private sector, Fletcher alumni are dynamic leaders that enact change at major organizations. As VPs, lawyers, analysts, and journalists, they solve complex problems. 

In nonprofits and NGOs, Fletcher alumni conduct cutting-edge research, provide humanitarian aid, advocate for human rights, and teach generations of global thinkers.

Public sector Fletcherites are consensus-builders, negotiators, interdisciplinary thinkers, and policymakers making change in governments around the world.

In multilateral and international organizations, Fletcher graduates promote responsible policy and research solutions as consultants, policy officers, desk officers, and analysts.

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Private Sector 34%

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Non-Profit & Intl Orgs 33%

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Public Sector 24%

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Multilateral Orgs 8%

Business Consulting 32%Research/Think Tank 34%US Federal Government 52%Multinational orgs 100%
Other 27%University/Education 21%Non-US Government 37%  
Finance 19%Advocacy/ Human Rights 8%US State/Local 12% 
Development Consulting 8%Social/Charitable Organization 8%  
Energy 5%International Development 6%  
Technology 5%Other 6%  
Journalism 1%Democratization 4%  
Consumer Goods/Services 1%Energy/Environment 4%  
 Humanitarian Response 4%  
 Legal Organization 3%  
 Foundation 1%  
*Represents the percentage of 2023 graduates employed by sector within 6 months of graduation.

Career programs by the numbers

The Office of Career Services provided meaningful support to students working on their next steps after Fletcher.

Recent Employers

Fletcher graduates forge meaningful career journeys at prestigious organizations. This is a sample of 2023 graduates’ starting placements.

Private SectorNon-profit & Intl OrgsPublic Sector
AccentureAmerican Red CrossCommonwealth of Massachusetts
AkamaiAsian Development BankNational Nuclear Security
The Asia GroupCenter for Strategic and International StudiesMcCain Institute
Bank of AmericaConsensus Building InstituteMinistry of Foreign Affairs: Bangladesh,  
Estonia,Greece, Japan, Mexico, Thailand
BNP ParibasEuropean CommissionNational Security Agency
Booz Allen HamiltonGreen Climate FundOffice of Prime Minister, Qatar
Brown BrothersInternational Monetary FundUSAID
HarrimanInternational Rescue CommitteeU.S. Army War College
DeloitteMercy CorpsU.S. Cyber Command
DevelopmentNational Democratic InstituteU.S. Department of Commerce
Alternatives IncorporatedNew Lines InstituteU.S. Dept. of Defense
ESAI EnergyOrganization of American States (OAS)U.S. Dept. Of Justice
FactSetRockefeller FoundationU.S. Dept. of State
GAP InternationalSave the ChildrenU.S. Dept. of the Treasury
L3Harris TechnologiesThe Stimson CenterU.S. Marine Corps
Lockheed MartinSustainable Energy for AllU.S. Presidential Management Fellows
Moody's InvestorUnited Nations (various agencies) 
ServicesWorld Bank 
National GridWorld Economic Forum 
Oliver WymanWorld Resources Institute 
Tran Capital Management