Beyond HWS

Philosophy graduates have chosen to work in a wide variety of careers, including finance, law, and education. Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies after graduation:

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
City of Geneva
Columbia County Attorney's Office
Criterion Ventures
Department of Agriculture
Dickinson College
Education First
Fidelity Investments
Foley Hoag LLP
Fox Run Vineyards
ICAP Securities, LLC
National Cancer Institute
Nyingma Institue/Tibetan Aid Project
United States Marine Corps

Many philosophy majors have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in education, while others have obtained law degrees.

Graduate Schools:
American University—Washington College of Law
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Quinnipiac School of Law
Royal School of Library and Information Science
University of Houston
University of San Francisco



Doug Edlin '88

Philosophy major
Associate Professor of Political Science, Dickinson College

Doug Edlin '88

"I’m now an associate professor of political science at Dickinson College. After graduating from Hobart, I earned a MA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Cornell University. I then worked as a litigator in New Jersey and New York for several years, which I enjoyed very much, but part of me always felt drawn by the desire to teach at a liberal arts college. So I returned to graduate school and earned a PhD in public law from Oxford University."


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