The Piper Center for Vocation and Career provides resources and experiences designed to help students leverage their liberal arts education to achieve their full potential. The Philosophy Department strongly encourages all philosophy students to visit the Piper Center’s website or talk to one of its coaches to learn more about its services for students seeking careers, experiential learning opportunities, alumni connections, and other programs. We have compiled some of these resources below, as well as a brochure for Philosophy majors.
Careers for Philosophy Majors
Common areas of work for philosophy majors include Business, Communications, Education, Government & Politics, Law, Religion, and Social & Community Service. We recommend that you explore the links below for more information on how a philosophy major can help you fit into the workforce. If you are searching for a job or internship, Handshake is a great place to start!
St. Olaf philosophy majors have interned with countless organizations in a broad range of sectors. Funding for unpaid and underpaid internships is available through the Piper Center. Additionally, St. Olaf offers experiential learning opportunities of its own, including domestic and international programs offered each summer and Interim.
Piper Center Programs
Experiential Learning Opportunities in Philosophy & Religion– https://wp.stolaf.edu/pipercenter/elo-in-philosophy-religion/
What Can I Do With This Major? – http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/philosophy/
|Areas of Work:
Events of Particular Interest – https://www.stolaf.edu/calendar/
- Quo Vadis Sophomore Retreat
- Ole Biz, Oles for Public Interest, Ole Law
- Alumni in Residence
- Connections Programs
LinkedIn St. Olaf Alumni: 421 profiles of St. Olaf alumni and students who studied Philosophy
Outcomes Page on St. Olaf website: 47 Alumni records of Philosophy majors, and their First Destination after graduation
Other Piper Center Resources: