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University of Mississippi

Humanities Alumni Jobs

We want to give you a sample of the job titles and employers for our humanities undergraduate alumni. They are divided by department, then by the economic sector for the employer. See how our degree programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers, not just those that immediately come to mind when you think of the humanities.


Education (22% of alumni)
Many K-12 teachers, including St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Cleveland HS, Jackson Prep, Lewisburg HS
Admissions Counselor, Jackson Academy
Superintendent, Oxford School System
Assistant Principal, Tupelo HS
Faculty, UNC, Purdue, Johns Hopkins, MS State
Coord. Academic Outreach, OK State
Faculty, Northwest MS CC, Meridian CC
VP Student Affairs, Marquette Univ
Gen. Counsel, Texas Christian U
Law Faculty, Wake Forest
Museum Educator, Kennesaw State
Alaska State Archivist
Dir. of Library, Pearl River Cnty. Library
Ref. Librarian, Univ. of Southern Miss

Business/Finance (20% of alumni)
CEO (retired), FedEx
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Regional Pres, Hibernia National Bank
Analyst, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Owner, Jimmy Carr State Farm
Securities Brokerage, Raymond James
VP-Equity Trading, Credit Suisse/First Boston
Govt. and External Affairs, Amazon
CEO, Shine Ventures
President, Red Hill Supply
Owner, William Yoste Comm. Real Estate
Corp Dev Assoc, Medical Life Holdings
President/CEO, 61 South Studios

Legal (18% of alumni)
Partner, Jones Walker
Associate, King and Spalding
MS 17th District Court Judge
Attorney, North MS Rural Legal Services
Partner, K&L Gates
Attorney, MS Attorney General’s Office
US Magistrate
Attorney, Public Defender Arlington Cty
Asst US Attorney, S. Florida

Govt/Military (13% of alumni)
State Rep., House District 90
U.S. Ambassador (retired)
Benelux Desk Officer, US State Dept
Dir of Planning & Dev, Southaven
Dir of Veterans Affairs, MS State
Attorney, MS Dept. of Public Welfare
Attorney, US Dept. of Labor OSHA
Park Ranger/Historian, National Park Service
Attorney, City of Clarksdale
Chief Compliance Officer, MS Dev Authority
Mayor, Town of Prentiss
Analyst, Natl Geospatial-Intel. Agency
Anti-Trafficking Advisor, US AID
Dir of Legislative Affairs, MS Lt. Governor
Intel/Security, Dept of Defense
Deputy Dir. Public Engagement, US EPA
Sr. Advisor, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Comm
Dir. Member Initiatives, Natl. Republican Congressional Comm
Special Agent, FBI

STEM (9% of alumni)
Exec VP, Electric Power Assoc of MS
President, Waring Oil
Counsel, Exxon
Attorney, Kennedy Space Center
Sr Tech Editor, Raytheon
Account Manager, Dell EMC
Sr. System Analyst, Verizon
Sr. Contract Dev Specialist, Oracle
National Account Manager, Edgenet
Dir. Business Dev, Johnson Controls
President, Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling
Finance Manager, Nissan
Mgr Policy & Govt Relations, Alkermes
Engineer, Boeing

Arts/Culture/Media (4% of alumni)
Education Manager, Battleship New Jersey
Landscape Design, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Ctr
Author Claudia Gray
CEO, Maris West & Baker
Sports Writer, North MS Daily Journal
Corporate Counsel, Amazon
Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Registrar, Old Capitol Museum

Modern Languages

Education (24% of alumni)
Teachers in US and abroad
Teacher, Memphis, Desoto County, Columbia HS
English Teacher, Poly Suwon, Korea
Intl Program Coord, The Ohio State Univ.
Faculty, Copenhagen School of Business
Faculty, UT-Austin, UT-Knoxville, USC
English Language Coord, Boston Prep
ESL Teacher, Amer. School in Switzerland
Teacher, Centre d’études pédagogiques
Faculty, Jones Junior College
Intl. Admissions Manager, Columbia College
Study Abroad Advisor, Univ. South Carolina

Business/Finance (19% of alumni)
Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
New Ventures, PwC Hong Kong & Mainland China
Analyst, Intl Hedge Fund Specialist, Deloitt
Assistant VP, Bank of America
General Manager, GNC China
Asia Pacific Marketing, Mary Kay Global
Sr Assoc/Digital Trust, PwC Middle East
Owner, Monteith Realty
Operations Coord, International SOS
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Knowledge Manager, KPMG Global Alliances
Owner/Pres, Pan American Solidarity
Dir Analytics & Bus. Intel, Inspire Brands

STEM (12% of alumni)
Consultant, Blackhorse Solutions
Social Media Specialist, Entergy
Software Engineer, Uber
Intel Analyst, Looking Glass Cyber Solutions
Assoc Manager Marketing, Newell Brands
Manager Global Product Dev, Medtronic
Logistics Specialist, Halliburton
Director, Industrias W de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Project Coordinator, T-Mobile
Gen. Counsel, TransAtlantic Petroleum
Project Manager, IBM
Sr. Manager, Cisco
Senior Tech Editor, Raytheon
Account Executive, Salesforce
Public Relations Rep, Exxon, IBM
Research Fellow, Conexión Américas

Govt/Military (12% of alumni)
Political/Digital Dir, Senate Majority PAC
Analyst, Department of Defense
Research Staff, Inst. for Defense Analyses
Foreign Officer, US Dept of State
Language Analyst, US Army
Dir, US Commodity Futures Trading Comm
Intl Economist, US Dept of Commerce
Sec. of Dev, Organization American States
Counsel, TX Rep Sarah Davis
General Counsel, PA Governor’s Office
Policy Associate, NYC Dept of Education
Comm Director, US Rep. John Culberson
Deputy Dir Economic Dev, Fayetteville
Sr Satellite Network Manager, US Army

Legal (9% of alumni)
Law Clerk, US. Court of Appeals
Senior Legal Counsel, Carson Law Group
Associate, Baker Botts
Associate, Balch & Bingham

Arts/Culture/Media (7% of alumni)
Business Reporting Fellow, Los Angeles Times
Company Manager, The Atlanta Opera
London Editor, The Globe
Legal Editor, Bloomberg Law
Gallery Director, Lee Street Studios
Corporate Comm Coord, Kate Spade
VP and Publisher, HarperCollins

Community Services/Non-Profit (7% of alumni)
Marketing Mgr, World Affairs Council-Dallas
Malaria Elimination Financing, Clinton Initiative
Clinical Social Worker, Presbyterian Hospital
Attorney, AARP Foundation
Dev Officer, Manhattan Inst for Policy Research
Donor Relations Mgr, MS Center for Justice
Clinical Social Worker, Delta Comm Mental Services
Intl Non-Profit Dev, United Nations

Healthcare (4% of alumni)
Strategic Program Mgr, Ochsner Heath System
Neurologist, Davita Medical Group
Physician, Internal Medicine Assoc
Dir. of Employee Engagement, St. Jude’s Hospital
Certified Child Life Specialist, TX Children’s Hospital
Epidemiologist, Eagle Medical Services
Nurse Practitioner, Oxford Pediatric Group


Education (21% of alumni)
Latin Teacher, Picayune HS
Teacher, Grenada High School
Latin Teacher, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy
Web Developer, University of California-Irvine
Faculty, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Brown U.
Coach, Jones County College
Coordinator of Outreach Programs, U of MS
Pediatrician, UM Medical Center

Legal (17% of alumni)
Chief Judge, MS Court of Appeals
Associate, Baker Donelson
Associate, Kelly Hart & Hallman
Associate, Vinson & Elkins
Attorney, MS Attorney General’s Office

Business/Finance (16% of alumni)
Senior Tax Consultant, KPMG
Analyst, MTrade
Owner, Camp Brothers Real Estate
Partner, The Cotton District
Co-Owner, High Cotton Wine & Spirits
Logistics Manager, Philips Lighting
Systems Engineer, Auto Zone
Real Estate Manager, Larry Black & Assoc
Partner, Cotton District; Camp Brothers Real Estate

STEM (10% of alumni)
Mechanical Engineer, Raytheon
Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Robotics
Principal Product Manager, Medtronic Spine
Systems Engineer, AutoZone
Urban Planner, Regional Planning Commission
Manager-Network Planning, Bellsouth
CEO, CompGeom

Arts/Culture/Media (9% of alumni)
Principal, Museum Concepts
Designer, Renvy Graves Pittman
Banquet Manager, Lincoln Center Theater
Freelance Writer, Time.Com
Photographer, European Pressphoto Agency
Associate Editor, Travel Weekly
Director & Editor, Hyper Nine Media

Community Services/Non-Profit (8% of alumni)
Pastor, Hope Fellowship
Capital Campaign Coord, Korners Folly Foundation
Priest, St. John’s Episcopal Church

Government/Military (5% of alumni)
Foreign Affairs Officer, US Dept of State
Volunteer, Peace Corps
Gen Counsel, MO State Highway Patrol


Education (26% of alumni)
350 teachers and administrators in K-12 such as Jackson Prep, Ocean Springs HS, Hernando HS, Cherokee HS
Librarian, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Sch.
Community Relations, Jackson Public Schools
Speech Language Pathologist, DeSoto County Schools
School Counselor, North Forrest High School
News/Media Analyst, Shelby County Schools
Faculty, Hinds CC, Northwest MS CC, Portland CC, Coahoma CC
Faculty, Colorado State, Penn State, Tulane, Duke, Carnegie Mellon
Lawyer, University of Michigan
Digital Media Specialist, UT Athletics
Sr Dir. of Dev, Christian Brothers
Dir of Student Services, Penn State School of Law
Physician/Attorney, Yale Child Studies Center
Dir Comm and Marketing, Tulane
CEO, Barksdale Reading Institute
Law Faculty, Wake Forest
Manager, Greenville Library System

Business/Finance (18% of alumni)
Senior Accountant, Ernst & Young
Vice President, BankPlus
President/CEO, Financial Federal Bank
Sr Treasury Mgmt Consultant, Wells Fargo
Senior VP, First Commercial Bank
Financial Advisor, Raymond James
Owner, Sledge & Company
Sr VP/Securities Broker, Morgan Keegan
President, Mississippi Title Group
Atty, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MS
Strategic Planning Specialist, Nasdaq
Pres, Peachtree Investment Solutions
Technical Writer, FedEx
Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx
Sr Leader Product Mgmt, CoreLogic
Owner, Square Books
Business Manager, Dillard’s
Sr Operations Specialist, Amazon
Owner, Southern Lifestyle Properties
Senior VP Design, Land’s End
District Manager, Old Navy
Bookseller, White Whale Bookstore
Sr Proposal Writer, WorkingBuildings
IT Help Desk Manager, Sak’s

Arts/Culture/Media (10% of alumni)
Global Comm Coord, Vera Wang
Account Exec, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Producer/Director, Passage Film
Museum Registrar, Buffalo Bill’s Historical Ctr.
Musician, Widespread Panic
Writer/Editor/Artist, Portico Magazine
Acting Exec Dir/COO, MS Public Broadcasting
Exec VP Corporate Comm, Viacom/Nickelodeon
Prod. Coord/Asst Editor, National Geographic
Founder, Side Hustle
Sr Trade Rep, W. W. Norton
Self-employed Screenwriter
Author Greg Iles
Assoc. Editor, Nautilus Publishing Co
Editorial, NBC
National Reporter, NBC News
Coord. Operations, Worldwide Post Prod., Netflix
Technical Director, Fox 10 News
Page Designer/Columnist, Gannett
Editorial Assistant, Simon and Schuster
Food Writer, The Indianapolis Star
Copy Chief, Southern Living Magazine
Marketing Strategist, Tupelo Convention/Visitors Bur.
Pres/Gen Manager, WAPT-TV
Sr Vice President, Burson Campaigns
Author Susan Vaught
Editor of The Globe & American in London
Co-Publisher/Editor, San Francisco Bay Times
Publisher, The Clarion-Ledger
Associate Editor, Travel Weekly
Vice Chairman, W.W. Norton & Co.
Associate Publicist, HarperCollins Publishers
Sr Development Editor, Macmillan Learning

Legal (14% of alumni)
Federal Appellate Judge
District Attorney
Assistant Public Defender
Circuit Court Judge
Attorneys at top MS firms
Legal Fellow, National Sea Grant Law Center
Attorney, King & Spalding

STEM (8% of alumni)
Engineering Recruiter, Aerotek
Dir, Industrias W de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Senior Comm Specialist, Entergy Services
Quality Eng. Manager, Eaton Aerospace
VP & Gen. Counsel-Contracts, Raytheon
Sr Sales Exec, Netscore Technologies
Sr Specialist-Quality Assurance, C-Spire
Manager of IT Tech Support, CoreLogic
Sr. Dir of Content Dev, LexisNexis
Product Manager, Sprint
VP Govt Relations, SAP
Sr Publications Specialist, Oak Ridge Natl Lab
Dir. Financial Planning, Atara Biotherapeutics

Community Services/Non-Profit (7% of alumni)
Owner, Welsh Psychological Services
Director of Comm, United Way of NE MS
Pastor, United Methodist Church
Drug/Alcohol Counselor, LIFECORE Health Group
Social Worker, MS Dept Child Protection Services
President, Intermark Language Services
Project Officer, MS State Veterans Affair Board
Primary Literacy Promoter, Peace Corps
Chief of Museums, Galveston Historical Found.
Dir of Dev, Jackson Symphony Orchestra
Script Consultant, Manhattan Theater Club
Programming Coord, Austin Music Network
Digital Marketing Coord, Nashville Sports Council
Field Interviewer, Natl. Labor Relations Bd.
Deputy Dir Govt Affairs, MS Manufacturers Assoc
Deputy Exec Dir, MS Republican Party
Sr National Consultant, American Heart Assoc
Exec Dir Foundation Services, UM Foundation
Senior VP, National Cable TV Assoc

Govt/Military (6% of alumni)
Sr Satellite Network Manager, US Army
Librarian, MS Dept Archives & History
Legislative Correspondent, US Senate
Dir of Programs, MS Dept Human Services
Health Policy Fellow, US Senate
Chief of Staff, MS Gov Phil Bryant
US Rep Floyd Spence
Prime Minister of Dominica
Foreign Service Officer, US Dept of State
Attorney Gen, MS Band of Choctaw Indians
Attorney, Dept of Veterans Affairs
Assoc Dir, US Commission on Ocean Policy
Admin/Counsel, MS Supreme Court
Diplomat, US Dept of State
Exec Dir, N. Central Planning & Dev District
Deputy Asst Sec of the Army, Pentagon
Public Affairs Officer, US Navy GITMO

Hospitality/Personal Care (5% of alumni)
President, Maximum Hospitality
Casino Operations, Caesars
Sr VP Marketing/Bus. Dev, New Orleans Saints/Pelicans
Exec Chef, Clubhouse at Audubon Park
Owner, Hal and Mal’s Restaurant
Guest Relations Coord, The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Marketing Project Manager, Harrah’s
VP, North Delta Agency on Aging
Education and Outreach, Eudora Welty House

Healthcare (4% of alumni)
Physician, SE Louisiana Veterans Healthcare
Surgeon, Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute
Researcher, St. Jude’s Hospital
Physician, Oregon Science & Health
Research Interviewer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Comm Specialist, Methodist Le Bonheur
Nurse, Greenwood Leflore Hospital
Attorney, LifePoint Health
Manager of Res Services, Baddour Center
Dir of Gift Planning & Dev, UT Health-San Antonio
OB-GYN, Jackson Healthcare for Women

Philosophy & Religion

Education (35% of alumni)
Teacher, Madison Central HS
Superintendent, Vicksburg Warren School Dist
Faculty, Alabama-Birmingham, Cal State-Long Beach, Wesley College, MS State, Miami-Dade
Law Faculty, Univ of Texas, Lewis & Clark
IT Administrator, University of Tennessee
Asst. Dean of Graduate Programs, Chapman U

Legal (33% of alumni)
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Many self-employed lawyers
Lawyers at top MS firms
Circuit Court Judge/4th District
Attorney, Holcomb Dunbar
Federal Judge, US Court of Appeals-5th Circuit

STEM (24% of alumni)
President, South Coast Oil Corp
Dir of Application Support, Coca-Cola
Sales Rep, Stryker Spine
Digital Analyst, Healthgrades
Pricing Analyst, Tyson Foods
Sr Health Care Fellow, Mathematica
Co-Owner, Astron Corp
Sr. Strategist, The Library.Link Network
Consultant, Aegis Strategies

Business/Finance (20% of alumni)
Vice President, Cleveland State Bank
Branch Manager, Sherwin Williams
Construction Manager, Future Green Studio
VP, U.S. Bank Wealth Management
Network Architect, FedEx
Senior Digital Strategist, DX Marketing
Branch Manager, Sherwin Williams
Broker, Gaines Real Estate Co
Owner, Amer Wholesale Thermographers

Govt/Military (18% of alumni)
Director of City Planning, Tupelo
Staff Counsel, MS Public Service Commission
Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Staff, US Senate Committee on Appropriations
Sr Information Systems Specialist, MO Dept. of Transportation
Staff Council, MS Public Service Commission
Computer Systems Researcher, Dept of Defense

Community Services/Non-Profit (15% of alumni)
Pastor, Mount Helm Baptist Church
Priest, St. Therese Church
Camp Director, Aloha Foundation
Natl. Dir of Programming and Operations, The Phoenix
Clinical Social Worker, Pine Belt Mental Health
Researcher, Gulf Restoration Network
Global Physician, Baylor College of Medicine Intl Pediatric Aids Initiative

Arts/Culture/Media (8% of alumni)
Co-Founder, Emmett Till Interpretive Center
Associate Manager, Digitas marketing firm
Director of Advancement, Saint Louis Science Center
Producer, Our American Network