Notable Alumni 

Leaders, influencers, and innovators in their fields, Wesleyan graduates embody the University’s commitment to boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Widely recognized for their skills in thinking critically and creatively, Cardinals are sought after by employers ranging from nonprofits and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With their broad liberal education and willingness to take risks, alumni build successful and fulfilling careers around the globe, while staying connected with other Cardinals and their local communities.

Chances are, you’ve heard of our alumni. Talented Cardinals are at the forefront of countless industries—including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. They include Nobel Prize recipients, MacArthur “Genius” Grant winners, Fulbright scholars, Super Bowl champions, Academy Award winners, groundbreaking scientists, innovative entrepreneurs, political trailblazers, and more. 

We are proud of the long line of Cardinals who achieve professional success, and we love sharing their stories. Read more about a few of our featured alumni (profiles rotate regularly).