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After the corps, your career path is limitless. You’ll be supported personally and professionally by our network as your career takes shape. Take a look at the career fields alumni go into and the unique opportunities available for alumni.

Accelerate Your Leadership

Leaders are needed in all sectors in order for us to realize the day when all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Your classroom experience will undoubtedly give you perspective and inspiration, no matter what direction your career path takes. You may choose to continue to teach in high-need schools and communities after your two-year commitment, or you may choose to lead from other fields that shape the opportunities available to children. 

While 34% of alumni are pre-K through 12th grade teachers, 74% work in careers that have an impact on the education system of low-income communities. Other pathways include:

6%

Full-time graduate or professional school students

5%

Work in business

4%

Work in law

2%

Work in medicine

See the career pathways of individual leaders in all of these fields.

Alumni Profiles

Grad School and Jobs

During and after the corps, TFA can connect you to high-impact opportunities to continue your influence and accelerate your leadership trajectory.

Over 100 competitive graduate schools that value the unparalleled leadership, experience, and commitment you gain in the classroom provide benefits specifically for corps members and alumni. We also engage with nearly 1,000 employers across the country who actively seek to connect with and recruit TFA alumni. Explore our list of graduate school and employer partners.

“As a teacher, you are hit with a lot of tasks and have to organize them really well because you are also teaching. Moving into an office environment, I felt I could do anything. I also became much more confident, and developed a firsthand perspective on policy that I have used throughout my career.”

Aviva Rosman
Chief Operating Officer of BallotReady
Chicago-Northwest Indiana 2010

TFA Connect BETA

TFA Connect BETA is an online platform to accelerate the connections among and careers of our large and growing alumni and corps member network. It enables alumni and corps members to connect to mission-aligned jobs, opportunities, and employers, and to seek and share career advice and resources. Learn more on TFA Connect BETA.

Alumni Leadership Initiatives

TFA offers many opportunities for you to continue to grow, collaborate, and lead after the corps. Accelerate your leadership and career through our professional development and relationship-building programs and awards.

  • Capitol Hill Fellows Programs

    A year-long program that places a group of TFA alumni in full-time, paid congressional staff positions on Capitol Hill. Read more.

  • Social Innovation Award

    An annual competition that brings together alumni and corps members who are early-stage entrepreneurs to compete for seed funding and engage in professional coaching. This award is intended to spark bold, new innovations that expand opportunities for students in low-income communities and address the root causes of educational inequity. Read more.

  • Rural School Leadership Academy

    This year-long program develops the knowledge and skills necessary for school leadership roles, specifically in rural regions, where there is a strong demand for committed, effective school leaders. Teachers who are interested in becoming leaders of rural schools as well as current mid-level rural school leaders are eligible and encouraged to apply. Read more.

  • Schools to Learn From

    Five excellent schools are chosen each year to be learning laboratories for alumni educators. Alumni educators apply to join other education leaders on two-day school visits, where they learn best practices and implement action plans in their own K-12 schools. Both schools and alumni are eligible to apply to be part of this annual program. Read more.

“In the corps, I learned how to work across lines of difference, how to have difficult conversations, how to be introspective and reflective, experienced social and emotional growth, and developed a whole new level of tenacity.”

Mariana Aguilar

Consultant at Deloitte

Los Angeles Corps Member 2012