Research Opportunities

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Recent Examples

  • Cassidy Ballard ’18, Zack Colclasure ’17 and Matt Moschella ’18 worked with Ed McGushin, associate professor of philosophy, on a project called "Power, Eros, and the Aesthetics of Existence."
  • Zack Colclasure ’17 worked with Edward McGushin, associate professor of philosophy, on “The Politics of Desire.”
  • Keara Lavallee ’16 worked with Edward McGushin, associate professor of Philosophy, on “Cinematic Mediations.”

The SURE program offers me a whole host of opportunities that are really going to be useful to set me apart when I go into the marketplace to look for a job or go into graduate school. It allows you to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and bring it to life.

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:

  • Adams Media
  • American Cancer Society
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • EMC Corp.
  • Massachusetts Taxpayer’s Foundation
  • May Institute
  • National Park Trust
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Various law firms
  • Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • MEDITECH
  • Peace Corps
  • State Farm
  • Winter Wyman

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Philosophy-specific career resources

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs.
  • Annual career fairs and graduate school information sessions.
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
  • Various industry-specific career lunches – government, nonprofits, sustainability, event planning, corporate social responsibility and development.

Active mentors

  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Senior District Executive
  • Family Theater
    • National Director
  • Ficksman & Conley LLP
    • Associate Attorney
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
    • Community Organizer
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
    • Mediator
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
    • Admissions Counselor
  • Self-Employed 
    • Psychotherapist
  • Unity Church
    • ESL Teacher

Contact us with any questions.

Brendan O'Sullivan

Brendan O'Sullivan

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department Chair
Philosophy