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.
Discover what these American Studies graduates did next
American Studies graduate, Edward Smith, tells us about what he’s been up to since leaving Kent.
We catch up with alumna, Emma Long, to see what she’s been up to since leaving Kent.
You automatically become part of our alumni community when you leave the University. Please stay in touch!
As you take your first steps into a career, Kent is here to provide you with help and support.
The Employability Points Scheme rewards students for their active involvement in co-curricular activities by providing experience of work.
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