During this panel discussion we will discuss some of the potential directions philosophy can take you post-study with the following speakers: 

Clare McFadden – Executive Director, Write the world

Clare McFadden is a writer, artist and educator. She has worked in arts education with children, young people, and communities in both Australia and the United States. Her first book, The Flying Orchestra, was awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award, was selected as one of the "50 Books You Can't Put Down", was adapted for the stage as the headlining work at the “Out of the Box” Festival and listed as one of the Australian Booksellers’ Association's 50 Favourite Children’s Books. Clare is the Executive Director of Write the World—a writing community for young writers ages 13 - 18. She holds a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University.

Dr Dino Willox – Director, UQ Student Employability Centre

Dr Dino Willox is the Director of Student Employability at The University of Queensland and is responsible for developing, steering, and coordinating the University’s strategic direction, policy, framework, and services that assist UQ students to become game-changing graduates. Working in partnership with industry, students, and staff, Dino’s work spans professional, academic, and extracurricular spaces, taking a multidimensional strategic approach to embedding employability. As a part of this role, Dino manages the Student Employability Centre, which helps students to identify and engage with activities and experiences that enhance their studies and develop their employability.

Some of the areas likely to be covered in this session are

  • What careers does philosophy prepare you for? 
  • How does studying philosophy prepare you for a career after uni? 
  • What are some of the key skills that a philosophy degree gives you, and how should I articulate that to employers?  
  • Do organisations every advertise for philosophers, and if not, what sorts of job titles should I be looking for? 
  • Are there any specific experiences I should focus on beyond my degree to help my employability? 
  • What was the most useful skill that philosophy gave you, and how have you used it throughout your career? 

This event will be held via Zoom, the link will be sent on the day of the event.

About HASS Career Seminar Series

The HASS Career Seminar Series invites HASS industry and alumni to participate in online panel discussions where students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how the panel used their HASS degrees and skills to help them transition into careers after graduation.

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Zoom - Link to be sent on day of event