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The thing that turns a liberal arts education into a meaningful job

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:24

Clayton Spencer, the president of Bates College, a small liberal arts college in Maine, is unapologetic that careers do not arrive as neatly packaged gifts for students.

Why 'worthless' humanities degrees may set you up for life

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:27

At university, when I told people I was studying for a history degree, the response was almost always the same: “You want to be a teacher?”. No, a journalist. “Oh. But you’re not majoring in communications?”

Goldman Sachs CEO reveals the valuable job skill he's finding 'less and less'

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:19

Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO David Solomon said the one skillset that's becoming harder to find is the ability to write.

Lemonade stands and liberal arts: What goes into entrepreneurs?

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:00

Are kids who operate lemonade stands and other businesses more likely to grow up to become entrepreneurs? Fast forward and ponder another question: Is earning a humanities or liberal arts degree in college tantamount to professional suicide?

What Can the Humanities Teach Big Data?

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:02

Like many Americans, I have a love-hate relationship with technology: I inwardly cringe when my preschooler clamors for screen-time with our iPad instead of storytime with a book. Our municipalities, our government, our insurers, and even the vendors of books are awash with technology as well. At

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:02

Can Business Drive Meaning And Meaningfulness In The Workplace?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:32

Last week, the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) was once again held in Davos, Switzerland.

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:17

The number of students choosing liberal arts majors is dipping. At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm.

Jobs Will Save the Humanities

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:09

Last year, when I decided to survey college graduates who had majored in English, I was looking for help in guiding my own students on life and work after college.

How your liberal arts degree is preparing you to become an innovator

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:39

A recent NPR report asked listeners to solve a riddle: Jane and Maggie are sisters and were born minutes apart from each other to the same mother, but they are not twins. How is this possible?

The answer: because they’re triplets.

Report: Colleges must teach liberal arts grads to merge hard and soft skills

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:32

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