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Brandon E. Polite

Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7310

bpolite@​knox.edu

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By studying philosophy, you learn to analyze abstract ideas, argue logically, and confirm or challenge a thesis. These skills have proven highly effective in graduate programs and professional schools as well as in business. Among alumni who majored in philosophy are the following:

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Ph.D. Student in Philosophy, Fordham University, Anya Wang ’17
  • Ph.D. Student in Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, Maxwell Gatyas ’14

Some go into criminal justice and law …

  • Public Safety Officer, Glencoe Public Safety. Derek Mortensen ’14
  • Assistant State Attorney, County of Macon (IL). Benjamin Mullison '10
  • Partner, Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. Joel Christensen '06

Some work in business and management...

  • Operations Manager, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Nat Klaung ’16
  • Market Structure Analyst, Rosenblatt Securities, Inc. Alex Kemmsies '09
  • Vice President Human Resources, Discovery Health Partners. Philip Garrison '87

Some go into education...

  • Writing Instructor, University of Chicago. Nicholas Nurre ’18
  • Content and Curriculum Coordinator, Helios. Elena Lusk ’18
  • HR Recruitment Coordinator, Harvard University School of Medicine. William Budding ’13
  • High School History Teacher, Chicago Public Schools. Kevin Quirk ’10
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Program and John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre,
  • University of Alberta. Laura Shanner '86. Alberta, Canada

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Staff Writer, Youth Economist. Andy Veloz ’20
  • SEO Optimization Manager, SearchLabs. Andrew Marr ’16
  • Full Stack Developer, BestPracticer. James Sheppard ’14
  • Aviation Technical Writer II, Garmin. Matthew Elkin ’13

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57%

Philosophy Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of Philosophy Alumni

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Personal Service Managers
  4. Lawyers
  5. Editors
  6. Operations Managers

$68,982

Estimated Salary of Alumni with Philosophy Degrees

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http://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/philosophy/career-outcomes

Printed on Monday, January 24, 2022