Careers

There’s nothing useless about liberal arts degrees

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 23:20

We are constantly besieged with messaging that a liberal arts degree is useless. Maybe even worse than useless: a path to being a pauper or something close. Stuck in low-paying work that leaves you unable to pay off the loans and earn enough to buy a house and raise a family. Think again!

The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:35

English majors are down 25.5 percent since the Great Recession, just as world’s top economists say we need more ‘storytellers'

In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 12:42
 

For students chasing lasting wealth, the best choice of a college major is less obvious than you might think.

Studying STEM Isn’t The Career Boost We Think

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 12:35

For some understandable yet deeply misguided reasons, a defining majority of our country’s discourse has focused on the financial outcomes of college – the blindingly narrow “return on investment.”

Viewpoint: Ethics, humanities needed more than ever in business education

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:02

By Debra Salvucci | Peter Ubertaccio – Dean, Leo J. Meehan School of Business | Dean, Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences

Careers in aging: how job-seekers search for and how employers advertise positions in aging-related markets

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:16

[The following is the abstract of an article co-authored by CAS faculty and Multidisciplinary Studies Chair Tina Kruger. Please see the link below for the full article] 

The liberal arts degree is alive and well — and critically important to the future of tech

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:54

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.

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