Philosophy Majors after Graduation

My department had a large graduating class last year:  28 senior majors.  I sent out a poll, asking students what their post-graduation plans were.  This is part of a project I have to work up a handout of what our majors do with philosophy degrees after graduation.  So far, 15/28 majors have answered.

5/15 are about to start graduate or professional school in the fall

7/15 are currently employed or have a firm job offer

The rest are seeking employment.

Choices for graduate/professional school include PhD (PPE at a German university, French literature, philosophy), MA (“Chinese and American Studies”) JD, MFA, a “fellowship to study language abroad,” and MBA.

Those with jobs include high school teachers, teaching English in France, paralegals, and “Media Executive at a Public Relations Firm.”

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