UMass Lowell Philosophy Prof. John Kaag shared how his discovery of a rare book collection transformed his life at a March 9 event for the campus and community.

Prospective Students

A rare book on display at the 2014 Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress. Photo by Tory Germann

Students entering college may not have taken a philosophy course in high school, but chances are they touched upon the work of some of the world's greatest thinkers during their secondary education. Aristotle, Socrates, Thoreau and Nietzsche are just some of the many important philosophers whose work resonates in many aspects of contemporary society. Humans still wrestle with many of the same moral and ethical dilemmas as our ancestors, issues that seem to become even more complex as times passes and new challenges appear.

In today's highly competitive job market, some students may be wondering how philosophy will prepare them for the future. But many career opportunities emerge from the study of this discipline.

David Chieh III - Verizon corporate recruiter looks over Jonathan Campelli's resume at the Career Fair at the Tsongas Center.

Career Opportunities

  • Business: advertising, consulting, engineering, hotel management, insurance, investment banking, marketing, publishing, real estate and technical writing
  • Government: election campaigning; federal, state, and local agency supervision; diplomacy; human services; intelligence and policy analysis
  • Journalism: print, television and radio journalism; editing; writing; news casting; and literary, cinematic, music and theater criticism
  • Law: Bar Association staff, criminal justice, law practice, legal aid and legal research