“For me the social world is now both less of a mystery and more of a mystery at the same time. Actually, it is more shocking to me as I easily recognize the inequalities present in our society." Alissa Benjamin ‘10

Cornell sociology and anthropology graduates work in a variety of careers in business, government, social services, community organizations, research, the nonprofit sector, the justice system, and beyond. A number of recent graduates have also pursued graduate degrees in areas ranging from social work to public administration to conflict resolution.

The following are examples of recent alumni:

Alumni careers

Skills trainer at Opportunity Homes Inc, Decorah, Iowa (Class of 2015)

Project manager at Meta-Culture, Bengaluru, India (Class of 2015)

Support services coordinator, Catherine McAuley Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2014)

Pharmaceutical sales representative at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Wichita Falls, Texas (Class of 2014)

Phlebotomist at BioLife Plasma, Coralville, Iowa (Class of 2014)

Administrative assistant at The Trust for Public Land, St. Paul, Minnesota (Class of 2014)

Production coordinator at ‎Shiraz Events, Nanuet, New York (Class of 2014)

AmeriCorps VISTA at Shelter House Fairweather Lodge, Iowa City, Iowa (Class of 2013)

Office manager at National Autistic Society Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland (Class of 2013)

Behavioral aide II at Fraser, St. Paul, Minnesota (Class of 2013)

City of Austin ambassador, Austin, Texas (Class of 2013)

Sexual assault advocate at Riverview Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Class of 2012)

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at Université Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida, Morocco (Class of 2012)

Treatment counselor at Tanager Place, Morton, Washington (Class of 2012)


Graduate schools attended

Master of Social Science in Social Work, University College Dublin (Class of 2013)

M.A. in Anthropology, University of South Carolina (Class of 2013)

M.A. in Conflict Resolution, University of Denver (Class of 2013)

M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington (Class of 2012)

Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Class of 2012)

Master of Social Work in Children & Youth, University of Denver (Class of 2011)

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Iowa (Class of 2011)

M.S. in Inclusive Education, Syracuse University (Class of 2011)

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Cincinnati (Class of 2011)

M.A. in Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston (Class of 2011)

Master of Public Administration, University of Kansas (Class of 2011)

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, Saint Michael's College (Class of 2011)

J.D., Saint Louis University (Class of 2011)

Master of Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia (Class of 2011)

M.S. in Applied Anthropology, University of North Texas (Class of 2011)