Careers and Internships

Our philosophy alumni are engaged in a wide range of careers, from the arts to communication to business to law to teaching. With a philosophy major at Lake Forest College, you can do anything, and our proximity to Chicago offers access to extensive career opportunities and a network of powerful alumni and friends.

Each of the following are reported fields and careers that philosophy students in the United States have obtained:


  • Social & Community Services
  • Religion & Ministry
  • Education
  • Government
  • Ethics
  • Law 
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Consulting
  • Writing

Specific Careers

  • Academic Support for an independent school
  • Administrative & Operations Specialist for a university
  • Administrative Assistant for a university
  • Analyst for a consulting firm
  • Analyst for a financial consulting firm
  • Associate for a national accounting/tax/business advisory firm
  • Associate Security Operations Analyst for a consulting firm
  • Associate Software Engineer for a financial services company
  • Behavioral Support Specialist for a social services nonprofit
  • Commercial Credit Analyst for a bank
  • Commercial Underwriter for an insurance company
  • Communications Coordinator for a nonprofit professional association for physicians
  • Construction Assistant for an international nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing
  • Consultant for a professional services/accounting firm
  • Corporate Human Resources Advisor for a multinational oil/gas company
  • Counselor for an organization serving people with disabilities
  • Economic Service Work for a state agency
  • Editor in Chief for small publisher
  • Environmental Educator for the Peace Corps
  • Environmental Policy Analyst for a city agency
  • Financial Advisor for a global financial services firm
  • Financial Analyst for a nonprofit, faith-based financial services organization
  • Grant Manager for a university
  • Grant Writer for a public television station
  • Head of Public Relations for an international organization promoting peace
  • Information Specialist for a trade association for nonprofit executives
  • Intelligence Officer for a clandestine government agency
  • Legal Assistant for provider of internet-related products/services
  • Legal Assistant for a law firm
  • Manager for a bakery
  • Manuscript Editor for a university press
  • Market Analyst for real estate brokerage firm
  • Medical Liaison for nonprofit community service & behavioral healthcare organization
  • Outreach & Education Director for an environmental nonprofit
  • Paralegal for a law firm
  • Program Associate for a global asset management firm
  • Program Coordinator for a university
  • Program Specialist for a federal government agency
  • Project Coordinator/Grants Writer for an international humanitarian organization
  • Sales Account Executive for a financial services firm
  • Seminarian for a Catholic Diocese
  • Senior Public Relations Manager for a global information technology company
  • Social Sciences Editor for an encyclopedia
  • Software Developer Engineer for a software company
  • Software Engineer for a software consulting firm
  • Special Agent for a government agency responsible for criminal investigation & counterintelligence
  • State Trooper for state police
  • Strategy Analyst for a bank
  • Teacher for a cultural exchange program
  • Teacher for an educational nonprofit
  • Technical Writer for a computer technology corporation
  • Technical Writer for a multinational computer software company
  • Web Producer for a television station
  • Wilderness Therapy Counselor for a nonprofit serving children & families
  • Women’s Advocate for a domestic violence shelter
  • Writer/Editor for an international university

Lake Forest College Alumni Experiences Post-Graduation, Class of 2013

  • Economic development NGO @ Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
  • Peace Corps Volunteer (China)
  • Sports Agency (Chicago)
  • Paralegal(s) (Chicago)


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