Our students go on to pursue a variety of careers after graduating with a PPE major, in part facilitated by the focus each major develops in their theme. Popular sectors include Finance, Consulting, Public Policy, Technology and Education. Most of our students who go to graduate school, either right away or after a few years of work, study in professional fields like law, but a fair number of our students also go onto graduate programs in government and international development as well.
Career Services Data
Career Services conducts a comprehensive survey of students identifying their first job or graduate school after graduation. You can find data running back to 2011 broken down by major in their "Undergraduate Survey Reports." Beyond PPE, consider the disciplines related to your theme. For example, Public Policy and Governance PPE majors should also look at Political Science, and Globalization PPE majors should also look at International Relations.
Career Services Survey - Scroll down the 'College' to see the past few years of data.
Penn Admissions Statistics for Law School
Visit CURF to consider fellowships like a Fulbright and explore other programs like the Moelis Advance Acess Program which provides scholarship partly offserting the cost of a delayed Wharton MBA. Alumni Interview Project
Beginning in 2016, PPE's Undergraduate Advisory Board has been conducting Alumni Interviews. Learn from their experience!
Interview with Antonio Martinez
Interview with John Petsagourakis
The videos below are of PPE alumni talking about how their education has affected their careers. We are indebted to Fernanda Dobal, class of 2012 and editor of the PPE student journal, for her help in the production of these vignettes.