Liberal Arts at Work

A Liberal Arts education is a terrific foundation for a career in a range of fields.  An education which teaches one to critically analyze situations will help develop skills sought after in most disciplines.

“Students today can easily find information. The challenge is making sense of the whole, finding connections, evaluating the credibility of the information, taking a position, and dealing with complexity…A liberal arts education provides perspective and raises the ‘why’ question along with the ‘what ‘ question. In a hierarchy that starts with information, then moves up the ladder to knowledge, and then even higher to wisdom, a liberal arts college aspires to be operating at the highest rung.”

–Kenneth P. Ruscio, Why a Liberal Arts Education is the Best Job Preparation

Almost every occupation requires strong analytical, communication, organizational, and team management skills in addition to the ability to solve problems, adapt to new situations and work within the diverse global framework of the world today.

Liberal arts graduates develop the ability to learn.  You can take information, break it down, build on it, create from it and produce a product or end result.  These skills are essential in a rapidly changing world.

Learn more about what skills employers value when hiring liberal arts graduates.