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Philosophy Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2020

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Dylan Chambers

Major: philosophy
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Graduate School: Florida State University
Field of Study: philosophy

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I think Dickinson has prepared me well for graduate school with its rigorous academics and the prevalence of cross-discipline study offered by a liberal-arts education. The philosophy department and faculty have been fantastic in helping me develop as a philosophy student and as a human being and I look forward to trying to contribute to both philosophy and higher education to give other students similar opportunities.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
I'm looking forward to pursuing philosophy in graduate school and becoming a teaching assistant. Though challenging, I'm thrilled to both be able to continue my own research and try to help students grow and foster a love for philosophy and education.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
The most defining moments of my Dickinson experience have primarily been either in the classroom or in my one-on-one meetings with the professors of various departments, and as there have been many amazing experiences with both, it's hard to nail down specific instances.
 

Kaveri Patwardhan

Major: philosophy
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Graduate School: Osgoode Hall, York University
Field of Study: law

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

It’s given me a sense of who I am and where my interests lie - I know the kind of work I want to do and what I want to study, and what sort of courses I’ll enjoy in law school. I’m ready to step out into the real world and start putting my degree to use, because Dickinson has taught me that an education without real world impact is of no material significance.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
I’m excited to go back to school and be immersed in the world of academia again - my philosophy degree has honed my abilities to assess, analyze, make distinctions, etc., and I can’t wait to put those into use soon.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Interactions with professors, my on campus jobs, doing homework on the Adirondack chairs, where do I stop!
 
Internship Experience
 
Cumberland County Courthouse - research intern
 

Stephen Grumski

Majors: international business & management, philosophy
Hometown: Sarver, Pennsylvania
Employer: Equitable Advisors
Job title: financial advisor

Job Responsibilities

Aid in financial health by selling Life and Health insurance and securities. Aid in wealth management and retirement planning.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
The academia of Dickinson is the greatest gift Dickinson has to offer. The small classrooms and personable professors have made my experience absolutely worth it.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Getting out into the real world and pursuing my passions. I'm excited to have a direct impact on other's lives for the better.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Playing on the Club Ice Hockey team and eventually becoming president, all of the wonderful work that the registrar's office has done, as well as the career center and all the help they do.
 
Internship Experience
 
Wee Little Lambs Early Learning Center as an independent consultant. I worked there in the summer with the director in order to aid in budgeting. I performed a summer long project where I calculated the average cost of care per child. I then presented that information to the director and then aided in budgeting and strategy with her. 
 

Nick Serensits

Major: philosophy
Hometown: Northampton, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Cornell Law School
Field of Study: law

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
I cherish my experiences with the Department of Philosophy. The Department of Philosophy has contributed significantly to my moral and intellectual growth at Dickinson. I'm excited to employ philosophical tools and methods in my future work.
 

Published May 23, 2020