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    Postgraduate Opportunities

    Hamline Philosophy Majors have gone on to careers as lawyers and college professors, and also as computer entrepreneurs, legal administrators, public school teachers, managers of internet firms, equal-opportunity compliance officers, and improvisational comedians. Our majors have gone on to study Philosophy in graduate school at Baylor, Brown, Boston College, Emory, Johns Hopkins, and the Universities of Chicago, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, and Nebraska.

    Meet a Graduate


    I began my career search in college taking full advantage of the program that allows you to use your work study money to do a paid internship with a non-profit organization.  I did my internship with MPIRG, and fell in love with the idea that you could be paid to do public policy advocacy and grassroots democracy. I was a philosophy and political science double major, and the praxis of the two for me is working as a public policy advocate. This fall, I'm pursuing a Masters in Public Policy Degree from Harvard University's JFK School of Government to hone the theory I learned in my classes at Hamline and the experiences I gained from service learning opportunities and MPIRG.

    College is an amazing chance to explore and find your place. The Hamline Plan helped me realize I love sculpture, and should never consider a career in computer programming. The philosophy department at Hamline is a tremendous asset, and I strongly recommend taking a philosophy class regardless of your major. For me, it was Hamline's commitment to continued learning outside of the classroom that had the biggest impact. I was able to do a service learning trip to India, chair a statewide non-profit board of directors, connect with employers in the non-profit community, and train in grassroots organizing as part of my education at Hamline. These opportunities along with my solid classroom education gave me (and many of my classmates) the opportunity to find jobs (that don't feel like jobs) with non-profit organizations in Minnesota.

    Since graduating in 2001, I have worked as MPIRG's YouthVote coordinator, Transit for Livable Communities Organizer, and for the past three and a half years as the Clean Air Organizer for the Sierra Club in Minnesota.


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  • News

    Dr. Marcela Kostihová, Associate Dean of our College of Liberal Arts for the past three years and long-time faculty member of the College, has accepted President Fayneese Miller's invitation to serve as Hamline's Interim Dean of the CLA. This appointment is effective immediately.