Major to Career: Philosophy
On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Philosophy majors, skills Philosophy majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Philosophy program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Philosphy
- Analytic Thinking: You learn to create and evaluate logical arguments and to generate new ideas.
- Communication: Philosophy majors can write clearly and accurately, edit and rewrite, and inform and explain.
- Research: Gathering information and synthesizing ideas from different sources to write reports and to present conclusions you've developed.
- Problem Solving: Philosophy majors have the ability to identify a problem, recognize its source, evaluate hidden assumptions, and develop a new solution.
- Close Reading: You are able to dissect texts and documents to understand the subtleties.
Career-Related Web Sites
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
Extensive list of career opportunities for philosophy majors.
Philosophy sources on the internet
Academic Employment Network
PhilNet: Jobs in Philosophy
The Philosophical Gourmet Report
Provides a ranking of graduate programs in Analytic Philosophy
Links to Think Tanks
Nonprofit Career Resources and Links
Internet Nonprofit Center
Features current news, a nonprofit locator, and a nonprofit library.
Nonprofit Career Network
Work 4 a Good Cause
Online resource for nonprofit organizations and job seekers. We're a one-stop site for nonprofit
employers, job seekers, and individuals looking for job, board and internship opportunities.
Non-profit jobs, volunteer info.
Various non-profit job opportunities
OK - Opportunity Knocks
Non-profit organizations classifieds
The Non-Profit Times
Lists jobs in non-profits
About.com Guide to Careers in Nonprofit
Nonprofit Marketing Careers
Excellent site for general overview of nonprofit organizations. Designed for those considering a career in marketing, but with links that will appeal to others. Includes a list of the top nonprofit organizations.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Formed in 2001 with the merger of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus Foundation and its Philantropic Advisory Service.
The Foundation Center
Foundations represent a significant source of interesting positions for liberal arts majors. This site contains links to the major foundations with employment opportunities.
American Society of Association Executives
Associations represent a significant source of employment in the nonprofit sector.
Information about Americorps and VISTA
Peace Corps Official Page
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Listings of jobs in Fundraising, Grants and Foundation positions, Public Relations
The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc
Job/Internship Bank for Volunteer Managers
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.