What Can I Do With a Batten Degree?

Batten Graduates’ First Positions

Employers know that our graduates are more than just policy analysts. They are analysts who turn research into results. Analyses into action.   Our graduates’ impressive record of employment is a testament to high regard in which they are held by employers across the sectors.

Federal Government

Central Intelligence Agency (Langley, VA)
Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham: U.S. House of Representatives (Washington, DC)
Federal Trade Commission (Washington, DC)
Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC)
National Institutes of Health (Washington, DC)
USAID (Washington, DC)
U.S. Agency for International Development (Washington, DC)
U.S. Coast Guard (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Distribution Division of the Food and Nutrition Services (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Business Transformation Agency (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Global Threat Reduction Initiative (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Branch of Policy and Analysis, Division of Management Services (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)
U.S. Department of Treasury (Washington, DC)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC)
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science and Technology (Washington, DC)
U.S. Information Systems (Pearl River, New York)
U.S. Senate (Washington, DC)

State and Local Government

Arizona Join Legislative Budget Committee (Phoenix, AZ)
Bedford Main Street, Inc. (Bedford, VA)
City of Norfolk Budget and Management Office (Norfolk, VA) City of Richmond, Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic & Community Development (Richmond, VA)
Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-3) (Washington, DC)
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
Governor’s Cabinet, Commonwealth of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
James Campbell High School (Ewa Beach, HI)
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) (Richmond, VA)
NY State Departmet of Agriculture & Markets (New York, NY)
Rushern Baker for County Executive Campaign Analyst (Bel Air, MD)
Tennessee Department of Education (Nashville, TN)
North Carolina General Assembly, Fiscal Research Division (Raleigh, NC)
Weldon Cooper Center (Charlottesville, VA)

International Government

Government of Eritrea, Ministry of National Development
The World Bank


Abt Associates (Bethesda, MD)                                               
Apollo Alliance (San Francisco, CA)     
Democratic National Committee (Washington, DC)            
Center for the Study of Services (Washington, DC)
Colorado Democratic Party (Denver, CO)
Education Sector (Washington, DC)                                         
Energy Development Partners (Richmond, VA)
InterAction (Washington, DC)
Junior National Youth Leadership Conference (Washington, DC)
KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy (New Orleans, LA)
Management Sciences for Health (Arlington, VA)
Mothers2mothers (Cape Town, South Africa)
National Community Action Foundation (Washington, DC)
National Democratic Institute (Washington, DC)
New Teacher Project (New York, NY)
Whitman-Walker Health (Washington, DC)
Western Conservation Foundation (Denver, CO)
World Bank, African Region, Nutrition Team (Washington, DC)
World Bank, Human Development Network, Safety Nets Team (Washington, DC)

Think Tanks/Research Institutes

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, DC)     
Institute for Defense Analyses (Alexandria, VA)
The Potomac Institute (Arlington, VA)
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)
State Fiscal Health and Economic Growth (Washington, DC)
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (Charlottesville, VA)

Private Sector Consulting

Accenture (Washington, DC)
Acumen Solutions (McLean, VA)
The Advisory Board Company (Washington, DC)
Bain & Co. (Boston, MA)
McKinsey and Company (Atlanta, GA; Toronto, Canada ; Dallas, TX)
NCI, Inc (Reston, VA)
World Bank (Washington, DC)
Oliver Wyman (Chicago, IL)
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (McLean, VA)
SRA International (Charlottesville, VA)

Public Sector Consulting

Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC, Arlington, VA; McLean VA)    
CSC- Federal Consulting Practice (Falls Church, VA)
Deloitte Federal Practice (Arlington, VA; Washington, DC)
Ernst & Young (McLean, VA)
IBM Public Sector Consulting (Herndon, VA; Washington, DC)
ICF International (Fairfax, VA)
Kadix Systems (Washington, DC)
The Lewin Group (Falls Church, VA)
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Washington, DC)

Private Sector (non-consulting)

AnnDyl Policy Group (Washington, DC)
Bulletin News, LLC (Reston, VA)
Gallup (Washington, DC)
Chemonics International (Washington, DC)
GMMB (Washington, DC)
J. Terry and Associates (Manassas, VA)
Kookmin Bank (KB) (Seoul, South Korea)
Management Systems International (Washington, DC)
Rivanna Partners, LLC (Charlottesville, VA)
PublicRelay Inc. (Reston, VA)
SOS International, Spain Analyst (Washington, DC)
URS Corporation (San Francisco, CA)

Continuing Higher Education

Curry School of Education (Charlottesville, VA)
Regent University School of Law (Virginia Beach, VA)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Texas Department of History (Austin, TX)
University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, VA)

Competitive Fellowships

Citizen Schools (Albuquerque, NM)
Fulbright Teaching Fellowship (Malaysia)
Princeton in Africa Fellowship (South Africa)
Teach For America (Charlotte, NC; New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, DC)        
World Faiths Development Dialogue (Cambodia)
World Race (World Wide)



Aids Service Group
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chamber of Commerce
Baker TIlly
Brookings Instiuttion, Metropolitan Policy Program
Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness
Charles Koch Institute
Chemonics International
Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Research Service Latin American Affairs
Council on Competitiveness
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Georgia Family Council
Girls and Boys Club of Central Virginia
Global Policy Group
Good Work Network
International Economic Development Council
Just Consulting/Offender Aid and Restoration of Alexandria
Kaine for Virginia Senate Campaign
The Lewin Group
National Governors Association
New Democratic Network
New Sector Alliance
Richmond Federal Reserve
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Spark Microgrants
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Policy and Legislation
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United Naitons, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UVa Health System
World Bank
World Wildlife Federation