Careers for Philosophy Majors
General Career Advice
For general advice about what to do once you have graduated, we urge you to explore the resources offered by the Magner Career Center, 1303 James Hall.
Each semester the Magner Career Center offers Brooklyn College students an array of career workshops and seminars, résumé reviews, interview training, internships, networking, job/internship fairs, professional skills training, company visits and much more. You can access all of the career programs by simply registering with the Magner Career Center through the BC WebCentral portal and selecting the Career Tab. Be sure to check the center's schedule regularly.
You should also view the flyer on 8 Great Reasons Brooklyn College Students Should Intern. It includes a link to Internship 101 material, which has all the information you need, from finding an internship to advice on how to be a standout intern.
The earlier that you connect with the Magner Career Center, the sooner you will have access to the resources that you need to turn your academic training into career success. Don't delay. Even first-year students are urged to visit the center.
APA: Beyond Academia: Professional Opportunities for Philosophers
Beyond Academia: Professional Opportunities for Philosophers was originally published as Careers for Philosophers in 1984 and has been periodically updated and revised over the years.
Beyond Academia is intended to provide guidance in the form of resources, information, and advice to philosophers who are interested in exploring a wide range of professions outside of academia. It includes links to resources for non-academic career opportunities; data on non-academic careers, including new academic placement data and analysis; and biographical essays of philosophers who have successfully found ways to use their philosophical training outside of academia.
It also provides recommendations for on maintaining connections with philosophers working outside academia and preparing philosophy students for non-academic students. We encourage department chairs and placement officers to share this resource with their students.
For more information, please visit the APA website.
Click here to download Beyond Academia.