"Skills that I use on a daily basis, ones that have set me apart from other job candidates and coworkers, were developed and fostered in my philosophy courses. Things like analytical and innovative thinking, good judgment and strong decision-making, and clear and concise communication are in high demand in the business environment. It is also imperative to be flexible and adaptable in this ever-changing realm of opportunity and risk. This comes more naturally after being conditioned through philosophy to be aware of the complexities in each situation and see multiple perspectives."
I am now often asked “Why philosophy?” by managers and coworkers but it comes from a place of respect and admiration. Having that background gives you an edge and provides additional value and weight to your opinions. I would strongly encourage any student to consider philosophy as a complement to his or her other studies.