Shanshan (Susan) Cao Uses Karbank Fellowship to Explore a Future in Philosophy

The question of what to do after college is something many undergraduates struggle with, Shanshan (Susan) Cao was no exception. In her search for answers she secured funding through the Karbank Fellowship, she talked with professors and graduate students in BU’s Philosophy Department, and made a film to document her journey. The project “To Think Or Not To Think: Is Philosophy Grad School Worth It?” explores the pros and cons or pursuing philosophy, career prospects, life fulfillment, and even her own mental health throughout the process. Watch her film and read her thoughts, along with Assistant Professor Michaela McSweeney’s thoughts on the video, on the Daily Nous. Shanshan is pictured below using props for her video essay!