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Career Planning

Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate studies in the humanities and social sciences as well as to professional training and careers in a wide variety of fields including law, international relations, administration and public policy, medicine, education, journalism, the fine arts, new media and film. CHID alum teach English around the world, work as interior designers and personal trainers, run their own pottery studios, are librarians, musicians, dentists, social workers, and museum curators. They’ve written speeches for former UN Secretary–General Kofi Annan, owned hostels in Cape Town, and opened up coffee shops in Arkansas. They’ve joined the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Marines. The possibilities for what you can do with a CHID major is limited only by your imagination.


Internships are a great way to gain experience and make connections to organizations outside of the University.  See our page on CHID Internships.


Connect with other CHID alumni for networking and advice in our LinkedIn Group.

Career Placement

The CHID Program does not provide career placement counseling. The University of Washington, however, does have extensive resources for alumni and prospective graduates. Please visit the University's Career Services page for more information.