Where Do HKS Grads Go?

Where Do HKS Grads Go?

Each spring, the Office of Career Advancement publishes an

employment report highlighting the employment outcomes of the previous year’s

graduating class. It’s always exciting to see the amazing things HKS graduates

go on to do once they leave campus—and the Class of 2021 was certainly no


The Class of 2021 navigated a professional landscape—still

uncertain but starting to show signs of recovery and opportunity—as the

COVID-19 pandemic continued in its second year. Primed with new skills and

broadened perspectives, these graduates searched across the globe for their

next professional landing spots. And they succeeded, securing positions at the

highest rate in recent years.

In the Class

of 2021 Employment Snapshot report, you’ll see that HKS graduates found

employment in a range of industries, sectors, policy areas, and geographies.

Here are some highlights from the report.

  • 91 percent of graduates were employed and 7

    percent were running for office, launching new ventures, or continuing their

    education, education, with a total of 98 percent settled by the end of October 2021.

  • 398 graduates went on to work in 38 counties and

    territories, 27 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.

  • Top destinations for graduates included the U.S.

    federal government, which continues to be the top employer of our graduates, as

    well as international government, non-profit organizations, and consulting


  • 16 graduates launched new ventures in areas

    ranging from K-12 education to economic development to national security.  

  • 85 percent of employers hired only one graduate, a

    measure of our graduates’ diverse career trajectories.

Read the

full report for more detailed insight into what HKS graduates go on to do and

to see a breakdown by master’s degree program.

We can’t wait to see what the Classes of 2022 and beyond do

to make a lasting impact across industries, sectors, and communities!