Ford School impact: A world of possibilities

Whether they are closing achievement gaps, improving water quality, reinvigorating struggling communities, or streamlining government services, our graduates help shape the policy decisions that affect their neighborhoods, their countries, and people around the globe. They are diverse in their backgrounds, in their viewpoints, and in their passions. But Ford School alumni share this—a dedication to making a difference in our world.

And our powerful alumni network is deeply engaged in the Ford School community.

Our alumni bring it all—their vision, passion, and knowledge—to the next generation of policy leaders. In 2019-2020 more than 800 alumni served as panelists, attended events, shared professional achievements, provided career advice, conducted mock interviews, critiqued student resumes, hosted interns, hired graduates, and more.

Who will inspire you? Search through all the alumni spotlights by policy topic and degree to see our alumni’s impact!

Want to meet Dean Michael Barr? Join us January 6th at 8pm ET.

Heads up! We will be out of the office from December 23-January 3. If you have questions about your application, please feel free to email us at, and we will respond when we return on January 4.