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Notable Alumni

The minute you get to college, everyone will already be asking, “What do you want to do after you graduate?” “Be successful” might be the easiest answer.

And if you want to be successful at any one of the most successful organizations on the planet—like Google, Sotheby’s, Apple, L.L.Bean, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Amazon, Amnesty International, Lazard, Eli Lilly, NBCUniversal, Nvidia, NASA, World Wildlife Fund or Nike—Dickinson can help you get there.


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OLIVIA LANES '14 | IBM, Global Lead & Manager for Quantum Advocacy more>>

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STEVEN SMITH ’92 | CEO, L.L.Bean more››

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LAUREN ASHLEY SMITH ’06 | TV writer, actor, comedian more››



$62K
EARLY CAREER SALARY

for a Dickinson grad (Payscale.com)

96%
LAW SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE

(compared to the 75% national average, according to the Law School Admissions Council)

92%
MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE

(compared to the 39% national average, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges)



 


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VINCENT PATERSON '72 | acclaimed Hollywood & Broadway choreographer more>>

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JUDITH FAULKNER '65 | Founder & CEO of EPIC, the world's largest medical software company more>>

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OLIVIA HARPER WILKINS '15 | astrochemist at NASA Goodard Space Flight Center more>>


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ANNE HELMREICH '85 | director of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art more>>

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STEVE TUSA '97 | JPMorgan Chase managing director & CNBC commentator more>>

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EDWARD RICOURT '95 | film & TV writer (Wayward Pines, Now You See Me) more>>


LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES

In addition to the alumni highlighted on this page, Dickinsonians are at the tops of their fields in business, tech, science and medicine, finance, art, education and entertainment and have graduated from and are currently attending top graduate and professional schools around the world. 


Graduate & Professional Schools
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brown University
  • City University London
  • College of Charleston (Grice Marine Laboratory)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University and Harvard Law School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London School of Economics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • National Theater Institute
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oxford University
  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Stanford University and Stanford University School of Medicine
  • University College London
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • University of Rochester Simon Business School
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Wake Forest University
  • Yale University
Companies Where Our Grads Thrive
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Campbell's
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Chase
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Christie's
  • Conde Nast
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Disney
  • ESPN
  • FXFowle
  • GE
  • Gene One Life Sciences
  • Google
  • HBO
  • J.P.Morgan
  • LinkedIn
  • L.L.Bean
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Geographic
  • NBC News
  • New York Knicks
  • NFL Network
  • Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology
  • NPR
  • Oculus
  • Pfizer
  • PGA Tour
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Prada
  • Smithsonian
  • The New York Times
  • Utz
  • Vanguard
  • World Wildlife Fund

A liberal-arts education makes you a well-rounded individual who can explore problems from all angles and see the connections. That’s important, because in tech you come across ambiguous situations that don’t have much clarity. —Amara Anigbo ’20 (computer science), product manager at Google 


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1. JENNIFER HAIGH ’90 | PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR
2. FRANK JAMES ’79 | MEDIA STRATEGIST, FORMER JOURNALIST FOR NPR AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
3. LEON ROSE ’83 | PRESIDENT OF THE NY KNICKS AND FORMER CAA AGENT
4. LISA SHERMAN ’79 | AD COUNCIL CEO
5. LAURA POTTER ’89 | DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF OF INTELLIGENCE, U.S. ARMY
6. YVONNE BUYSMAN ’93 | APPLE, NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
7. JOHN FREEDMAN ’92 | TOMMY HILFIGER, VP OF NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCT OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT
8. MICHAEL SNYDER ’03 |AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER


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