Kristen Kenley graduated in May 2011 and was
admitted to Phi Beta Kappa honors society.
Having recently graduated Butler
in May 2011, I feel that my degree in Philosophy has better
prepared me for my future career plans. I am currently taking a
gap-year in which I am performing government work in downtown
Indianapolis and will be attending law school at the University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law in August 2012.
I recommend studying Philosophy at Butler for two major reasons.
First, I thoroughly enjoyed the reading, discussions, and
assignments I received from the different courses. Philosophy
courses delve into thought-provoking and controversial topics, and
the class discussions are usually just as stimulating. I can
honestly say that I possess an entirely different, more insightful
view on topics such as religion, politics, women's rights, the
mind/body relation, etc. If nothing else, philosophy provided me
with knowledge about my view on topics that most people never even
Secondly, philosophy thoroughly prepared me for my career
aspirations of becoming an attorney. As a philosophy major at
Butler, I learned to read analytically, write arguments, and defend
a position in debates. All of these skills will be crucial both in
law school and afterwards. Because philosophy courses provided me
with self-insight and prepared me for my career as an attorney, I
whole-heartedly believe it was one of my best, most enjoyable
decisions as a student atButler.