A degree in Policy Studies is useful as preparation for employment in business, government agencies, or NGOs; as a foundation for postgraduate professional schools in public policy, law, and business; and as preparation for graduate study in the social sciences.

Policy Studies Alumni Focus

Katherine Stevens ‘17

Katherine Stevens ’17 is employed at Merck Serono, the U.K. affiliate of the global pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA. As Oncology Brand Manager, she develops and implements the brand strategy for oncology products with upcoming approvals in the U.K. Considering current treatments and unmet needs, the strategy entails marketing messages and activities to maximize the number of patients benefiting from the drug. Internally, Stevens ensures adherence to this strategy by working with various teams, such as those working on supply chains or product distributions. Externally, she shapes the promotional conversations between the sales teams and doctors after a drug is approved. Given the U.K.’s complex pricing and access system, Stevens ensures each product has the greatest possible impact within the government’s strict policy guidelines.

Graduate Employers by Industry

Advertising and Public Relations

Point One Percent Sloane and Company
Prosek Partners TeleGeography
Red Fuse Communications UpSpring PR

Asset Management/Financial Services

AB Bernstein J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Balayasny Kiski Group Inc.
Bank of America Lazard Asset Management
EisnerAmper LLP Moody’s Analytics
First Eagle Investment Management Park Hill Group
GoldenTree Asset Management Stamos Capital Partners, L.P.
Goldman Sachs The PFM Group
Guggenheim Partners Wells Fargo

Business and Legal Services

Accenture National Express LLC
Bloomberg PricewaterhouseCoopers
Carbon Credit Capital Principle Solutions Group
Deloitte Slalom
FactSet Suvoda
Korn Ferry Ventura, Ribero & Smith
KPMG US West Monroe Partners
MorganFranklin Consulting Wilgro Services, Inc


Democracy Prep Public Schools The Literacy Lab
Teach for America Woodbrook Elementary

Entertainment and Media

Comedy Central Principato-Young Entertainment
Gannett Company, Inc. The Walt Disney Company
Kin Community


Executive Office of the President, The White House United States Army
Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities

Graduate and Professional Schools

Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy London School of Economics and Political Science
Brooklyn Law School University of California, San Diego
Chatham University University of Chicago, Booth School
Cornell University University of Michigan, School of Medicine
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business University of Southern California

Information Technology and Communications

CB Insights Vimeo
Google Xiami VR


AIG Hill and Stone Insurance Agency, Inc.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Liberty Mutual Insurance
AXA en France The Travelers Companies

NGOs/Not for Profits

CariClub Global Financial Markets Association
CharityEngine Roadrunner Recycling
COTA (Cancer Outcome Tracking Analysis) Natural Lands Trust


KDC Ag Merck

Real Estate

Avison Young CBRE

Retail and Wholesale Trade

Amazon Ralph Lauren
Bed, Bath and Beyond Corporate Unilever
L Brands