Career connections are hardwired into your Emerson education from day one, thanks to an extremely successful and supportive alumni network. You’ll have access to alumni at every turn, in Boston, LA, and around the world—allowing you to forge even more relationships and extend your network long before senior year is over.

Emerson graduates have built successful careers at every level of every industry—publishing, media, business, entertainment, politics, healthcare, and more. They are a powerful, creative force who work with passion and who deliver. That’s the Emerson brand, and it will be yours, too—one that opens doors throughout your life. No matter what you choose to do, you are joining the ranks of a community that will always have your back.

Our Professional Edge

Here’s a sampling of the amazing places that our students have both interned and worked:

  • Arnold Worldwide
  • The Atlantic
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Celtics
  • Cannes Film Festival/American Pavilion
  • CBS
  • CNN
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Marvel Entertainment
  • The Miami Herald
  • Miramax Films
  • The New York Times
  • NPR
  • Peace Corps
  • Penguin Random House
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Virgin Records
  • The White House

Career Resources

Emerson’s Career Development Center offers you resources at every step of your career exploration, including hundreds of internship and job opportunities in its digital Handshake database and a biannual internship fair. Our fiercely loyal alumni remain deeply involved with Emerson and are eager to help the next generation of Emersonians through mentoring; campus forums; visiting lectures; and paving the way to internships, summer jobs, and professional opportunities.

“Artists and cultural workers have a responsibility and an innate intuition to imagine what change could look like.”

Off and Running

Recent Emerson graduates are doing some amazing things, such as:

  • Associate producing shows like The Voice and Songland under the guidance of Emerson alumni who graduated before them (Class of 2018)
  • Reporting on-air for WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati (Class of 2014)
  • Publishing a book of darkly humorous essays with a major publisher (Class of 2016)
  • Launching a nonprofit combining entertainment with environmental activism—and speaking to the United Nations about it! (Class of 2016)

  • Working as a UX content designer at Microsoft in Seattle (Class of 2018)
  • Performing in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway (Class of 2015)
  • Managing fan and youth engagement for the Boston Red Sox (Class of 2016)
  • Developing and producing multiple premier documentary audio series in New York City (Class of 2019)
  • Directing and performing immersive, multi-sensory theater specifically designed for audience members with autism and other developmental disabilities at Lincoln Center (Classes of 2013, 2016, and 2017)


Alumni in Emerson’s Network


Number of Employers That Hired 2019 Graduates*

*Based on responses to our Undergraduate Career Outcomes Survey

Norman Lear ’44

Norman Lear ’44, legendary television writer/producer, was the driving force behind groundbreaking TV shows including All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, and One Day at a Time. He created characters who changed the social and political landscape, openly addressing issues ranging from alcoholism to abortion to the Vietnam War. But on October 4, 2018—known now as Norman Lear Day to the City of Boston—it was Lear’s turn to take center stage, when Emerson honored him with a sculpture on Boylston Place and a scholarship bearing his name that supports students from first-generation, underrepresented, and underserved backgrounds with a passion for writing.

Last year, Lear surprised Emerson students by Zooming into affiliated faculty member Tripp Whetsell’s class on—you guessed it—Norman Lear.