Alumni and careers

Alumni and careers

Our graduates go on to pursue careers in a wide range of professions. Whether you know where you’re heading or are looking for ideas, you can find inspiration from our alumni – we certainly do.

Impressive prospects

Graduates from the Centre for American Studies have gone into a wide range of careers, including university lecturing positions and funded fellowships, museum work (both in the UK and USA), teaching and teaching abroad, publishing, the civil service, the technology industry, and even the American amusement park industry.

We host an annual dedicated employability talk by a Kent American Studies graduate. In 2020/21 we hosted Rachel Armstrong, a former student with a tech background at IBM, who gave a talk on choices and careers. 

We encourage our postgraduates to attend conferences, network, practice presentation skills and discuss their research in our ‘Work in Progress’ sessions, help run or contribute to our annual Americanist Symposium, and also seek out publishing opportunities. We offer individual, personalised support to all our students on future career paths.