Careers with Impact

Heller alumni put their mission first when it comes to choosing a career path--and the results are incredible. From health policy to human rights to academic research, our alumni are effecting positive social change in every sector across a range of issues.

Our students invest in Heller and in themselves, and our dedicated staff of career development professionals are committed to guiding you to career success. From the moment you're admitted, the Heller Career Development Center is here for you with individual coaching, group workshops, online resources, and regular Employer Treks and alumni career panels. 

91% of 2020 graduates were employed within 6 months
5,000 alumni globally
76% of 2020 graduates secured employment in the U.S.

Top Sectors and Sample Employers

 (2020 graduates)

  • 39% Nonprofit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | The Nature Conservancy | Partners in Health | Mercy Corps | Oxfam America | RTI | The Nature Conservancy
  • 23% Academia: Brown University | Rutgers Medical School | Boston College | University of Michigan | Columbia University
  • 12% For-Profit: JetBlue Airways | Google | Creative Associates International, Inc. | Solid Biosciences
  • 9% Government: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services |  City of Boston |  U.S. Department of Education
  • 4% International (Multilateral, NGO): USAID | Aga Khan Health Services | United Nations Development Programme | Afrobarometer

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Career Development Center 

Alumni Success Stories

Bishar Jenkins

Bishar Jenkins, MPP'20

Health Policy Fellow, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson's Office
Brenna Schneider, MBA'12

Brenna Schneider, MBA'12

Founder and CEO, 99Degrees Custom

Pushpita Samina, MS GHPM'15

Clinical Services Lead, USAID Bangladesh
Shadi Sheikhsaraf

Shadi Sheikhsaraf, MA SID/COEX'17

Associate Reporting Officer, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Rodrigo Moran

Rodrigo Moran, MA SID'16

Technology for Development Manager, Creative Associates International
Rajan Sonik, PhD'17

Rajan Sonik, PhD'17

Director of Research, Institute for Health Equity, AltaMed Health Services
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