There’s nothing useless about liberal arts degrees
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
English majors are down 25.5 percent since the Great Recession, just as world’s top economists say we need more ‘storytellers'
Studying STEM Isn’t The Career Boost We Think
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
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
[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 thing that turns a liberal arts education into a meaningful job
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
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?”