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Global Studies & Geography Career Potential

Our graduates have very varied and rewarding career paths. Some have entered directly into their new careers while others have furthered their education at graduate schools across the world. Before embarking on graduate school, some have entered programs such as the Peace Corps and Teach for America. Others have volunteered in the Amazon, taught English in Korea or worked as Congressional Aides or on election campaigns.

One of our core beliefs is that happy students become successful graduates, as a recent graduate comments,

 “Words cannot describe how truly thankful I am for what this department has done and I can tell you right now, other students feel the same way. …” Alumni, 2016

 We work hard to develop meaningful relationships with our students, providing constant career guidance while at Hofstra and beyond. As one of our alumni comments,

“… I joined the newly formed department as one of their first Global Studies majors.  I went on to become a double major, an aid in the department, and a peer teacher.  I had the pleasure of watching the department grow, strengthen, and develop before my eyes.Most importantly though, I found a home there, a place where I was able to create meaningful relationships with professors. A place where I was constantly engaged with opportunities and meaningful discussions, and most importantly where I found a subject I was extremely passionate about. My time spent in the Global Studies and Geography department most certainly led me to where I am now. The professors motivated me to reach far and beyond a point where I thought my academic career would have ever taken me…” Rebecca, 2011.

 The education that students have received in our Department has prepared them for the rewarding careers in the global market place. As a past graduate notes,

“…As a result of my experience in the Geography Department and the support of the staff, I was able to travel to Senegal for two months and Amsterdam for five months while I was enrolled at Hofstra… Today, I am a Vice President at a multi-national tech company with employees in seven countries, as well as a proud Hofstra alumni, both thanks to the amazing people at Hofstra's Geography Department.” Michelle, 2007

As a Department we work with our students to help them build meaningful and productive post-graduation careers and are very proud of the achievements of our alumni.


Some of the careers performed by alumni include:
  • Senior Vice President at Citibank, New York
  • Past President, Polo Ralph Lauren, New York
  • Medical Doctor, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Head Coach of Marquette men's lacrosse team, Milwaukee, WI
  • Senior Environmental Consultant, First Energy, Ohio
  • Transportation Planner at MTA Bus, New York
  • Planning Commissioner, Mercersburg, PA
  • Corporate Manager, Toyota Financial Services, California
  • Human Resources Manager, Paris, France
  • Project Director, Charter School Program Grant at New Jersey Dept. of Education, NJ
  • Assistant Producer at La Comunidad y Trabajadores Unidos, Radio Station, NY
  • Journalist, WABC-TV Eyewitness News
  • Adjunct Professor, Nassau Community College
  • Coordinator, New Hope Food Pantry, Salem, Oregon.
  • Intern at U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • Multimedia Journalist at Long Island Report
  • Campus Staff Member, INTERVARSITY USA, Columbia University
  • English Teacher, South Korea


Recent graduates from our Department have attended the following graduate schools or entered the following programs:

  • Columbia University, Masters of Public Health
  • CUNY, Graduate Program, Sustainability in the Urban Environment
  • Duke University
  • Hofstra University School of Education
  • Hofstra University Graduate School of Business, MBA
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Hunter College, CUNY, Masters in Geography (multiple alumni),
  • Newcastle University (UK), Cross Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics
  • Peace Corps
  • Penn State University, GIS
  • Rutgers University , Masters of City and Regional Planning (multiple alumni),
  • Salem State University, (MS), Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
  • St. George's University (Medical School)
  • State University of New York at Albany, M.A., Geography/Resource Management
  • Stony Brook University
  • Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management (MBA)
  • Teach for America (multiple graduates)
  • Touro Law School
  • University of Connecticut
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński (Poland)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Law School