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Philosophy

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Philosophy
Sample of Occupations
Philosophy Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Philosophy Department guides students to explore ideas that are central to the ways we live, but upon which we generally do not reflect, such as time, language, knowledge and identity. Philosophy students expand skills in critical thinking, sound reasoning, enlightened use of their imaginations and the capacity to analyze complex issues.
 
This major is of enormous use in the pursuit of any vocation. Many graduates go on to advanced study for teaching, law and public policy.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Philosophy alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Philosophy major at Brandeis.

Philosophy Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Philosophy major at Brandeis.


1964  Rice University Chairman of Philosophy Higher Education
1992 San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Higher Education
1985 Arch Consulting Chief Architect High Technology
1993 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Care Associate Professor of Philosophy & Health Care Higher Education
1988 Goldman Sachs International Vice President - Philosophy Finance/Banking
2010 Continuity Partners Associate Recruiter Sales/Marketing
2011 Tufts medical Center Media Relations and Internal Communications Specialist Healthcare - Finance/Accounting
2009 Generation Citizen Managing Director Social Service/Education
2008 The Clarks Companies Visual Merchandising Specialist Consumer/Industry Products - Sales & Marketing
1972 Sandalwood Securities, Inc. Founder & President Finance/Banking
1995 Seyfarth Shaw, LLP Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist Law
1974 Conn Valley Hospital Lead Rehab Counselor Social Service - Counseling
1970 Flag Luxury Properties Senior Vice President Real Estate/Construction
1986 Cross Pixel Media, LLC VP Business Development Advertising - Sales/Marketing
1997 The Jewish Theological Seminary Assistant Professor Higher Education

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Internships 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.


What to Do with a Degree in Philosophy (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations

  Philosophy Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources