Tag Archives: Where can Philosophy lead

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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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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What can you do with your PPLS degree?…read on for new ideas…

The Careers team at my professional organisation Agcas  has been busy writing and updating job profiles recently, and the new list (below) attracted my attention as so many seemed to relate to the skills and interests of PPLS graduates: Digital copywriter – LEL … 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 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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Will your degree help you get a job?

The quick answer is ‘yes’ of course it will – you’re a graduate!  The longer answer is, ‘yes, it will, as long as you make  it clear to an employer what the connections are between what you studied in your … Continue reading

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Life Beyond Your PPLS Degree….if you missed it….

… you missed a great informative event, and chance to network (ie talk to!) recent PPLS grads about their journey since graduation, and gain inspiration for your own. However, luckily for you, all is not lost…. you can catch up … Continue reading

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Life Beyond your PPLS degree…..

….yes, there will be life, but what will yours be like?! To help you work out your path on graduation, we’ve brought in the experts! Yes, we’ve invited your recent PPLS predecessors to come along and share with you the … Continue reading

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