Employ Your Mind: Meet Katelyn

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Why Philosophy?

The Department of Philosophy at Cal State LA specializes in helping students develop many skills including: critical thinking, argumentation, analytical problem solving, and clear, effective oral and written communication. The ability to think philosophically can be regarded as the ultimate "transferrable skill".

What do you want to do with your Philosophy education?

Well, I'm actually interested in going into law. I'd like to specifically focus on and practice indigenous law; I'm Native American, Cherokee and Comanche. I believe that if you're going into law you have to understand how logic works, you have to understand how reasoning works and so philosophy is absolutely crucial for me to be successful. 

"I think philosophy is something you just have to try...take a class, try interacting with professors and students. Your ability to think and interact with others is drastically improved by that approach. That's going to convince you the most, the trying and interacting." - Katelyn