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Your philosophy skills in the workplace – what do they look like?

There’s lots of talk of all the great transferable skills you get from studying philosophy – but what does that really mean? What are these skills, and what do they look like in action at work? Happily for current philosophy … Continue reading

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Translate your philosophy skills into the workplace….

Ever wondered how you were going to ‘sell’ your philosophy skills to employers, or just how your skills play out in the workplace? Use the handy guide below to give you ideas on how to talk about your skills in … Continue reading

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Applying philosophy skills to career decisions – post 3 of 3

In the final blog in his mini-series on the value of Philosophy in Business, Volunteering and Career, Lee reflects on how he has applied his philosophy skills to his own career decisions   Big Career Decisions Finally, a quick word … Continue reading

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Philosophy and the value of critical thinking in a volunteering role – post 2 of 3

Philosophy for Living – in Business, Volunteering and Career: The Value of Critical thinking in a volunteering role. In this second of 3 posts written by Lee Madden, Philosophy, Edinburgh, graduate 2006, now management consultant with EY., on the value of Philosophy … Continue reading

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Philosophy for Business and Career: The Value of Critical thinking in business, career and personal life. 1 (of 3)

Philosophy for Business and Career: Listen to Lee talk about how philosophy skills underpin all areas of his life.   The Value of Critical thinking in business. In this first of 3 posts written by Lee Madden, Philosophy, Edinburgh, graduate 2006, … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Consulting – again…….

Read this interesting blog by a philosophy-grad-turned-consultant-turned-philosophy-consultant, Ryan Stelzer. We’ve read Philosophy-grad Lee’s thought about why his philosophy skills (including knowing how to think, and how to think differently) are a vital component for effective business consultancy. This post draws the … Continue reading

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Advertising careers and your philosophy degree – and an IPA competition to kickstart your career….

Advertising careers and your philosophy degree – why it makes sense….plus an IPA competition to kickstart your career – see end of post. (A guest post by Edinburgh Philosophy graduate George Gunn, Content Strategist, The Leith Agency) What can you do … Continue reading

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Philosophy and tech start-up, management consultancy etc – what’s the connection?

….the answer is …..your ability to think critically! Ask any philosophy grad what skills they use from their degree in their work, and top of the list is usually analytical and critical thinking, ability to follow an argument, logic – … Continue reading

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Philosophy in business – why is it relevant…….?

……read on to hear how Philosophy graduate Lee Madden uses the skills he developed studying Philosophy here at Edinburgh (including critical thinking and debate, good communication and interpersonal skills, research, problem-solving and breadth of viewpoint), to bring a fresh perspective to … Continue reading

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Unclear how to apply your PPLS degree to a career after graduation? – get advice from a recent PPLS grad….

‘it is important not to lose faith in the value of your degree.………consider every experience and opportunity you encounter in terms of the skills you gain from it.’  –  recent PPLS grad. In my work with students over the years, I … Continue reading

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