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Being in the World: Business Career Panel

Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Zoom,
March 13, 2024 | 6:00PM – 7:00PM PT


Curious how you could use your Philosophy degree to build a successful career in business? Join us for a virtual career panel discussion and Q&A with UCLA Philosophy alumni who now work in business doing marketing, sales, consulting, and non-profit leadership!


James Costello and Paul Martin will discuss their careers in sales/marketing and consulting/non-profit leadership (respectively), walk through the paths they took post-grad, and share tips/advice with current students. You’ll have the chance to ask any specific questions and connect with our panelists.


If you’re wondering how you can use your Philosophy degree to build a business career, you won’t want to miss this session!


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Meet the Speakers


James Costello

Sr. Email Marketing Manager, Core Digital Media

James is an advertising copywriter for Core Digital Media, a subsidiary of Rocket Companies. After graduating from UCLA in 2003 with a BA in Philosophy, he began as a recruiter, which has opened many doors in a sales and marketing career. In 2012 he earned an MA in Philosophy from LMU and taught as a lecturer. Once his daughters graduate from high school, he looks forward to once again teaching a Philosophy class each year.


Paul Martin

Founder & CEO, United Against Fentanyl & #JustSayNever campaign
President, Critical Thinking Initiative
Founder, Child Rights Foundation

Paul Martin (‘03) holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in philosophy. He has a career in nonprofit leadership in Southern California, nationally, and internationally, with an emphasis on children’s rights and youth empowerment. Last year, with professors from UCLA, the University of Queensland, Pepperdine University, UCI, and McGill, he launched The Critical Thinking Initiative, bringing logic and classical critical thinking tools to K-12 schools. He is also founder and CEO of United Against Fentanyl and the #JustSayNever campaign, a new NGO responding to the fentanyl crisis.

To learn more about Paul’s work, visit:

Paul E. Martin (Personal Website)

Critical Thinking Initiative

Child Rights Foundation

United Against Fentanyl



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Mar 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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