Piper Center Resources for Philosophy

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!

What Can I Do With a Philosophy Major?

Visualization of Liberal Arts Majors and Careers

Experiential Learning

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

QUO VADIS, OLE MED, OLE BIZ, OLE LAW, OLES FOR PUBLIC INTEREST, CONNECTIONS PROGRAM, ALUMNI RESOURCES

Alumni Information

SEARCHABLE ALUMNI DATABASE AND DIRECORY.  OUTCOMES PAGE ON STOLAF WEBSITE.  LINKEDIN PAGE

Professional Associations

 

Experiential Learning Opportunities in Philosophy & Religionhttps://wp.stolaf.edu/pipercenter/elo-in-philosophy-religion/

  • Business
  • Church Related
  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Environmental
  • Government & Law
  • Healthcare
  • Human & Social Services
  • International

 

What Can I Do With This Major?http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/philosophy/

Areas of Work:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Government, Politics & Law
  • Religiously Affiliated Areas
  • Social & Community Services
Professional Associations:

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Society for Bioethics & Humanities
  • Association for Practical & Professional Ethics
  • Society for Business Ethics
  • American Philosophical Practitioners Association
  • Association for Feminist Ethics & Social Theory
  • American Bar Association

 Events of Particular Interest https://www.stolaf.edu/calendar/

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: