Category Archives: Philosophy

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Policy and Research work – careers using the PPLS skill-set.

…..‘any degree from the school of PPLS will provide you with a useful foundation for working in the field of policy advice’, states Edinburgh Philosophy graduate Liz, who has developed her career in policy work. Your research skills, data analysis, … Continue reading

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Philosopher-in-residence – an opportunity in business?

There’s a great article in the Guardian this week about the positive role philosophy graduates can plays in business – I work, therefore I am; why businesses are hiring philosophy graduates. Your skills in questioning and truth-seeking are seen as … Continue reading

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Focused careers information for all the PPLS subjects – Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Science

  In response to the above feedback that it’s hard to find specific information for your subject, we pulled together specific information for each School. Find the PPLS subject information and resources at the links below – start exploring possibilities … Continue reading

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Get prepared to nail that interview!

Interviews, as well as essay and dissertation deadlines, and exam revision are looming large on the student horizon, at present, if the uptake of  practice interview slots with our Careers Consultants is anything to go by. Whether it’s for graduate … Continue reading

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Finding a career direction via juggling multiple jobs….

Recent PPLS alumnus Debbie took an interesting approach to finding a career-direction that worked for her – she tried out 5 jobs at once! And she’s found it a great way to work out what she was really interested in … Continue reading

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‘Do stuff and hustle’ – advice for getting into advertising from Philosophy grad George

If you’ve been exploring advertising as a career, you may already have come across George Gunn via the post he wrote a few years ago about advertising and its fit with Philosophy. George is back again with more insights on … Continue reading

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Careering through Christmas 5

As with films, if something’s good, it’s worth repeating! So here’s a similar message to one I’ve posted in previous years – (and Guardian Careers had very similar messages in its Christmas Q&A session on making the most of your Christmas to … Continue reading

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