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Page Index:Philosophy

Academic Information: -  [Back to Top]

Career Information  -  [Back to Top]

Possible Job Titles -  [Back to Top]

Typical Places of Employment -  [Back to Top]

  • Archives/federal, municipal
  • Bookstores
  • Travel agencies
  • Colleges and schools
  • Industries/manufacturing
  • Learned Periodicals
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Public relations firms
  • Libraries
  • Research
  • Institutions
  • Social services agencies
  • Publishing agencies
  • Museums
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Political organizations
  • Insurance companies
  • Churches & religious org.
  • Consulting services
  • Advertising agencies/departments
  • Professional/Trade associations
  • Public Interest Research Groups
  • Business corporations
  • Foundations, non-profit
  • Civil rights commission
  • Civil service commission
  • Consumer affairs office
  • Education department
  • Foreign service
  • Library of congress
  • National archives

Required Skills and Abilities  -  [Back to Top]

  • Collect and organize data
  • Work independently
  • Perform ambiguous tasks
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills
  • Problem solving
  • Conduct research and analysis
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to rationalize and resolve issues

Alumni Resources  -  [Back to Top]

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Michael Hadaway, Jr   Divinity Student Virginia Theological Seminary
Hugh Bouchelle 1998 Program Specialist, Urban Search & Rescue Federal Emergency Mgt. Association
Kevin Hill 1997 Wor-Wic Career Development Instructor

Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field - [Back to Top]

Note the wide range of careers of these famous people who majored in or studied Philosophy in college  (as listed in teh University of the Pacific website) 

  • Phil Jackson—LA Lakers head coach (11 NBA titles)
  • Matt Groening—Creator of The Simpsons
  • Ethan Coen—Writer and director (with his brother Joel) of the films Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Raising Arizona, and many others
  • Ricky Gervais—Actor and comedian; creator and star of The Office and Extras; also starred in The Invention of Lying and Ghost Town
  • David Souter and Stephen Breyer—U.S. Supreme Court Justices
  • Sam Harris—Well-known author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape
  • Philip Glass—Influential contemporary composer known for his mesmerizing soundtracks to The Hours, The Thin Blue Line (and other Errol Morris documentaries), and Koyaanisqatsi; his music is featured in the videogame “Grand Theft Auto IV”
  • Rahm Emmanuel—Former Illinois Congressman and (former) Obama White House Chief of Staff
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