reports of the imminent demise of a college education are grossly overstated. Not only are baccalaureate degrees worthwhile, but even the most questioned of them all – liberal arts degrees – are highly beneficial to employers. Employers should not only consider liberal arts graduates, they should seek them out.
Paths to Success through the Liberal Arts
While many vocational training programs do an incredible job of preparing graduates for a particular field or career, a liberal arts education creates lifelong learners. The mission of a liberal arts education is to “liberate” the mind through the study of the arts and sciences. This allows students to excel in critical thinking, interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to problem-solving, team-building, and management skills.
Practically speaking, it would be very difficult for a company to train for the jobs they’ll have in a few years because those jobs might not even exist yet. However, employees can learn essential skills that allow them to adapt quickly as knowledge expands and the world changes. Liberal arts majors are well equipped to do that…
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