Career Paths

ceu history career path

Our graduates have been accepted to Ph.D. and postdoctoral programs at Berkeley, Cambridge, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Yale, and other leading universities. For individual alumni stories visit our Selected Alumni Profiles page. Professionally, our graduates pursue careers with governmental institutions and international NGOs, as academics at leading universities and research institutes, and as journalists and media consultants worldwide.

A selection of career paths:

Teaching and research positions:

  • Academy of Sciences (in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Diplomatic Academy Vienna
  • Duke University
  • European University Institute
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg
  • Istanbul University
  • Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
  • Maastricht University
  • New York University
  • Open Society Archives
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Palacký University
  • Pasts Inc. Center for Historical Research
  • Princeton University
  • Ukrainian Catholic University
  • University College Dublin
  • University College London
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Münster 
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vienna
  • Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI)
  • Yale University
Foundations and Advocacy Groups:
  • Humanitarian Law Center (Serbia, Belgrade)
  • International Centre for Migration Policy Develop (ICMPD) (Austria, Vienna)
  • International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) (Ukraine, Kiev)
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Germany, Berlin)
  • National Geographic Society (USA, Washington)
  • Open Society Institute (USA, New York)
  • Pester Lloyd (Hungary, Budapest)
  • Robert Schuman Institute (Hungary, Budapest)

International Organizations:

  • Council of Europe
  • European Commission
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • United Nations Fund for Population Activities -UNECE/UNFPA


  • GE Corporate
  • Google
  • IBM Hungary International Shared Services Centre (IBM ISSC)
  • Unisys
  • Vodafone


  • Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The CEU Career Services Office (CSO) supports students and alumni in defining their personal professional goals and definitions of future success and assists them in gaining information, skills, and experiences that enhance their personal development, employability, and academic success.

The CSO advises students and alumni on all aspects of the career development process including:

  • Conducting self-assessment and career research;
  • Adopting a realistic and long-term approach towards career development;
  • Expanding and managing professional networks;
  • Crafting effective application materials for jobs, internships, and further studies;
  • Preparing for interviews and conducting salary negotiations.

There are many ways for students to engage with the office:

For information about graduate employment outcomes, check the Facts and Figures section of the Career Services Office website.