Philosophy - From Classroom to Career Sophomore Year
Use your faculty advisor and peer advising to choose the best courses, given your interest. Be prepared for your annual meetings.
The Return of Socrates
The Department hosts Socrates Cafe, a bi-weekly gathering of students and faculty who discuss philosophy. Talk to the department chair for details.
Engage Your Mind
Come and engage experts in our field as they deliver lectures. Take part in occasional seminars for the development of its faculty. Talk to the department chair for details. We also encourage you to attend lectures and events at other major universities, which are readily accessible because of Fairfield's proximity to New York City and New Haven.
Talk to your faculty advisor and start planning now for potential internships as an upperclassman. Think about "trying out" a career, gaining work experience, marketable skills, potential mentors and a competitive edge. Look for potential matches between an internship with your career.
Philosophy majors have access to a developing range of internships with public and private agencies available to all Fairfield students in good academic standing. Recently, a student was placed with the Institutional Review Board of Bridgeport Hospital, which provided the basis for the study of the protection of human subjects in biomedical research.
What happens after Fairfield? What would be your "dream job" - and how do you get there?
Qualified philosophy students participate in the Honors Program at Fairfield University and, for students with an exceptional academic record of achievement, the opportunity to be elected to the country's premier honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Phi Sigma Tau
Qualified philosophy students may join Phi Sigma Tau, the international philosophy honor society. Its main goals are to honor academic excellence and to promote philosophical activity within the University community. Talk to the department chair for details.
Line Up References
Start to look for 3+ professors in philosophy and elsewhere who might serve as professional references for you. Discuss your future plans with them and ask for guidance. Stay in touch with them so they can speak about your successes in an informed way.
That's just the start. Take a look at this career information from other University offices that we think is also valuable to Philosophy majors.