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Opportunities for Experience

Symposium of Artists and Scholars

Philosophy majors routinely take advantage of the opportunity to present brief, accessible versions of seminar, senior, and honors papers to a diverse audience every Spring.  The Symposium brings together artists and scholars of all disciplines to share the results and highlights the best work being produced at the College. Modeled after a traditional academic conference, the event features begins with a keynote speaker and luncheon, oral presentations, readings of creative works, musical performances, exhibitions of student artwork, and poster presentations.

Recent presentations by philosophy majors include

  • “Creating Spaces of Liberation Through Transgender and Cisgender Solidarity” (2015 Symposium, Evan Smith)
  • “Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Human Mind” (2014 Symposium, Phuong Tran)

Learn more about the Symposium of Artists and Scholars.


Philosophy majors have taken advantage of a wide range of internships. Intern placements include

  • National Urban League (Evan Smith ’15),
  • Pittsburg Post-Gazette (Phuong Tran ’15),
  • Central VA Training Center,
  • Campbell County Community Services,
  • Lynchburg Parks & Recreation,
  • Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, and
  • Jester & Jester Law Office.

Learn more about internship opportunities.

Study Abroad

Randolph students study abroad in multiple countries, including our flagship program Randolph College Abroad: The World in Britain at the University of Reading, England. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Summer Research

Spend the summer working closely with a professor and focused on a specific aspect of philosophy. Randolph’s intensive eight-week Summer Research Program enables students to conduct research that is complemented by a thorough review of the relevant literature; live in a residence hall on campus, participate in on-campus summer events, attend special seminars with guest speakers; and share the progress and results of their research. Learn more about the Summer Research Program.