Teach For America alumni are bringing what they learned in the classroom to the boardroom, where they continue to advocate for students and educational equity through a career in business.
Over 900 Teach For America alumni work in business, including careers as investment bankers, management consultants, entrepreneurs, analysts, and more. That number will only continue to grow as more and more alumni discover innovative ways to combine their business savvy with their desire to shape a better education system for all students. These alumni use everything they learned in the classroom, including leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills, as they work to change inequitable systems through the private sector.
Make an impact and build new skill sets that will pave the way for a career in business.
“My students changed the way I view the world and what I want to do with my life. Everything I do is shaped by them.”
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Meet Teach For America Alumni in Business
Business Planning Consultant
Sourjya's career took an unexpected detour when he joined the corps. As a consultant, he brings his classroom leadership experience to the corporate world.
New Mexico '09
McKinsey & Company
Shaped by experiencing inequity as a student and corps member in TFA, and through her work at startups in Kenya, Elaine is now focused on strategic and innovation consulting so she can help companies be more equitable and sustainable.
Rhode Island '13
Femi Alese learned the value of vision setting to achieve measurable results in the corps. Today, Femi uses that same growth mindset of continuous reflection and improvement as a product manager at Internet Brands.
Los Angeles '12
Mariana’s time in the classroom strengthened her resolve and developed her skills as a leader, propelling her toward a career focused on learning and career mobility as a consultant at Deloitte.
Business School Partners
Teach For America partners with business schools, as well as other graduate school and professional programs, to offer special benefits to our alumni. See the list of our business school partners.
Your time as a TFA corps member can accelerate your leadership trajectory and give you important perspective to take into a career in business. Starting as a corps member first will enable you to make an impact, build new skill sets, and enable you to work for change throughout your career.
Teach For America holds relationships with some of our country’s top employers to offer corps members and alumni career opportunities. Employers know that your experience as a corps member is invaluable to your career path and enables you to advocate for equity at their organization. They provide pathways for you to enter a corporate career after your time with TFA.
Our corporate partners include Google, Bank of America, PwC, IBM, and more. Learn more on Careers After TFA.