Philosophy Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Center for Inquiry
  • Undergraduate Teaching Apprenticeships
  • Hope Network
  • Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
  • Schools of Hope
  • Michigan’s 15th Judicial Circuit Court
  • GRTV
  • Amway
  • GVSU Women’s Center
  • Steelcase

Please note that an internship is not required for the degree but all students can choose to pursue one.


Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Web Designer – A/B Digital Partners
  • Communications and Special Events Coordinator – Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
  • Business Process Specialist II – Haworth
  • Graduate Research Assistant – Arizona State University
  • Financial Advisor – Edward Jones
  • Education and Curriculum Services – Self-employed
  • Associate Attorney – Velo Law Office
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Kent District Library
  • Studio Manager – Elevator Up
  • Director – Recovery Academy
  • Principal* – West Michigan High School
  • Resident Physician* – Lansing Hospital
  • Administrative Assistant – Grand Valley State University
  • Seminarian – Diocese of Grand Rapids
  • District Organizer – Michigan Made Great
  • Data Base Specialist – John Ball Park
  • Liberal Studies Professor – Grand Valley State University
  • Partner – Secrest Wardel
  • Director – Positive Options
  • Release  Coordinator – Dell Will Customs Brokers
  • Trade Analyst – Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services
  • Director – Koeze Business Ethics Initiative
  • Software Technician – Diocesans Publications
  • Philosophy Instructor* – Gannon University
  • High School College Advisor – AdviseMI
  • Executive Director of Office of Research and Sponsored Projects* – University of Michigan

*May require additional education.


Student Organizations to Consider

  • Philosophy Club
  • Law Society
  • Numerous cultural student organizations

Study Abroad Programs

 Imagine being immersed in foreign ways of speaking, thinking and living, learning to make them your own, and being transformed by the experience. Imagine feeling confident and at home, not just in the place where you come from, but in the world. These are the kinds of opportunities for experience, learning and the achievement of personal growth that study abroad has to offer for you.


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Analysis
  • Understanding and Evaluating Arguments
  • Communicating
  • Problem-Solving
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Abstract Thinking
  • Methodical Thinking
  • Comprehension

Graduate & Professional Programs


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