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The Liberal Arts Advantage

These articles feature what experts are saying about the value of a liberal arts education.

 

  • Liberal-arts degrees might be the key to succeeding in STEM careers
    "A strictly technical education may carry a short-term promise (a job), but it also carries a long-term peril of not being well prepared for ongoing change. Instead of teaching students narrow skills, we need to prepare them with the skills to think, communicate, collaborate, design, and make their—and our—futures."
  • It's Not Liberal Arts and Literature Majors Who Are Most Underemployed
    Ironically, the schools who provide majors that feed into the biggest job markets--health professions, economics, and business--are therefore overproducing graduates who then cannot find jobs.
  • Microsoft president says tech needs liberal arts majors
    As technology becomes more and more sophisticated, humanities, instead of STEM majors, will be especially useful. The president of Microsoft writes that majors such as linguistics, philosophy, and art will help technology progress to higher levels. 
  • How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet
    Artificial intelligence analyst: it's the second fastest growing position in the workplace. How can you prepare your child for such a tech-heavy environment?
  • Don't Sell Liberal Arts Short
    "'The value of an education in a liberal arts college,' said Albert Einstein, 'is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.'"
  • In This Digital Age, Students with Liberal Arts Training Stand Out
    Alex Chriss argues that because artificial intelligence does not have adaptability, creativity, or critical thinking, students should aim to cultivate these skills through the liberal arts. Their well-rounded education will allow them to code successfully and creatively at the same time.
  • What's a Liberal Arts Degree Worth?
    A liberal arts career can be much more flexible than a traditional one. The liberal arts equip students to be better managers and creative thinkers.
  • Liberal arts degrees are valuable and practical
    US Today echoes the argument that, regardless of public opinion, studies are proving liberal arts degrees to be more financially stable than traditional degrees.
  • These Companies Want to Hire You
    The Muse uses LinkedIn to pull together a list of liberal arts graduates' career paths. It shows the current field and institution of LinkedIn users with that particular major.
  • A Liberal Arts Degree Pays Off
    An article from the BBC highlights how a liberal arts degree is favored worldwide. The "soft skills" cultivated by a liberal arts degree are far more valuable than any quantitative skill.
  • The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education
    A liberal arts education can give students a broad skillset that prepares them for a large number of careers. As employees change careers often, their liberal arts education help them succeed wherever they work.