"The ability to think quickly and to analyse any argument has given me fantastic negotiation and interview skills."

Louise Delmege, Philosophy BA
Louise Delmege
Communications intern, University of Sheffield
BA Philosophy
Following her studies, Louise is now employed in the communications department of the University of Sheffield. She shares how the skills learned in studying Philosophy have improved her employability.

How has your philosophy degree helped you in your career?

The ability to think quickly and to analyse any argument has given me fantastic negotiation and interview skills. These give me the edge in the job market and have helped me to become employed much faster than many of my friends.

What is your current job like?

I use a lot of the skills I learnt in my degree every day. Much of what I do involves writing and analysing articles about media freedom and reporting on the state of media freedom in Europe. I get to interview many exciting and interesting people and am learning a lot from the department.

What advice do you have for current students?

Philosophy is a fantastic subject and does make you very employable, whatever people say. Essay based subjects give you a much broader range of transferable skills that can be applied to many vocations. Have confidence in your own abilities, they are exactly what employers are looking for.

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