I'm not one to usually cite myself, but I think this prior post from 2008 may address some of your issues…
What do alums tend to do?
I think the answer I can give, and I don’t mean to sound vague, is anything they put their minds to… I know too many examples of unexpected and rewarding paths friends/classmates have taken to state otherwise. Perhaps more specifically, clinical medicine, scientific research, education/academics, policy, legal, public service, and business are fairly popular. Often times, I’ve seen pretty creative combinations of these fields as well…
If you believe Hollywood, Haverford alums seem to be somehow involved with plots and conspiracies… Russell Crowe’s character in the upcoming movie “State of Play” and Dale Cooper, FBI detective in David Lynches’ “Twin Peaks.” http://news.haverford.edu/blogs/have...russell-crowe/
You can look through some of my past posts where I listed prominent alumni in different career areas along with references. It’s meant to show that HC, although small, has connections in most career areas. It ranges from the current deans of faculty at Princeton to Williams, the Duke faculty member charged to lead the committee to evaluate academics/athletics after the Duke rape scandal, the head of Johns Hopkins Biomedical research program, the head of UNESCO, my classmate who was one of 3 artists highlighted in a retrospective of emerging American artists at the Smithsonian, the economics editor for the Wall Street Journal, the Chief editor for Harvard Business Review, GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks and AGM of the Texas Rangers, Obama’s 1st judicial pick, the Director of Center for Constitutional Rights (Guantanamo litigation), the President of the Center for Individual Rights (sued U Mich Law School about affirmative action policy), Michael Jackson’s lawyer, Mayor of Las Vegas, Fox news/NPR commentator Juan Williams, actor Dan Dae Kim, author Nicholson Baker (he wrote some of the racy books Monica Lewinsky gave to Clinton), founding chairman of the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment district who was former Chair of Goldman Sachs… you get the pattern.
In addition, alumni in the last 10 years have included the chair of chemistry at MIT, chief editors for LA times and the NYT, dean of Stanford business School, Dean of Northwestern’s School or Journalism, President of Emory, CEO of NPR...
In terms of my area of interest (medicine), alumni include the 1st director of the Institutes of Medicine, the 1st director of the Harvard Framingham Heart Study (1st large prospective public health study conducted), the doctor who developed the test for Tay Sachs disease, the doctor who figured out Legionnaire’s disease, the Penn surgeon who developed intravenous nutrition back in the 1950’s, the doctor who started Harvard’s Department of Community Medicine.... http://www.bizjournals.com/washingto...6/daily11.html http://www.followtheblackrabbit.com/index_main.htm http://ccrjustice.org/about-us/staff...arren,-vincent http://www.renewnyc.com/AboutUs/board.asp
Bio of Dr. Jonathan Rhoads http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1422501/
More recently, within the last 3 years, a HC grad has been the only LAC representative 2/3 years to the Churchill Scholars program with other winners coming from major research universities. Winston Churchill Foundation