Careers & Graduate School


A Manhattan College liberal arts degree lays a solid foundation for a wide variety of creatively stimulating and professionally rewarding careers in an array of fields. Your arts degree will sharpen your critical reading, critical writing and critical thinking skills, making you a desirable prospect for many employees. The fact that you can pursue a second major allows you to build a diverse skill set. Many of our graduates move into influential positions in New York’s cultural institutions, media outlets and Fortune 500 companies. Leading employers of Manhattan College’s school of arts grads include IBM, Citibank, Nickelodeon Channel, Con Edison and Verizon.

Liberal arts graduates will enjoy reaping the rewards of our location in the world’s cultural hub, New York City. Not only are the world’s greatest museums and monuments a stone’s throw away, but you’ll have easy access to any number of internships and summer jobs placements, many of which lead to incredible job offers. Many students find their internships are the first step to establishing a lifelong professional network. Whether you’re looking to stay in New York City just for college or you wish to make the bustling metropolis your home, Manhattan College is the perfect foot in the door.

Graduate School

The School of Liberal Arts provides an excellent groundwork for students wishing to continue their studies at graduate school. In 2010, 20% of our students went on to grad school, while 7% of students went on to work and pursue post-grad studies. Some of the graduate and professional schools Manhattan College students have been accepted into include Fordham University, St John’s University of Law, Albany Law School, Rutger’s University, Hunter College and the University of Belfast.

Curious about how best to set up your undergrad studies to maximize your post-grad chances? The dedicated and knowledgeable staff at the Graduate and Fellowship Advisement office are here to assist you in everything from choosing your majors to the application process itself.