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?”
Lemonade stands and liberal arts: What goes into entrepreneurs?
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?
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
As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees
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.
One Way to Set Up Liberal-Arts Majors for Success: Focus on Skills
I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week:
Majors, skills, and job-market success.
Fuzzy logic: Tech or art? Scott Hartley on why liberal arts will rule the digital world
Scott Hartley’s engineering classmates at the universities of Stanford or Columbia also studied literature and philosophy.
Hooray, arts gets its groove back
Gabriel Imbrailo, 23, is a BA (Anthropology) final year student at Macquarie University. She swapped to anthropology from science and admits there have been times she wasn't sure she'd made the right move.