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.
Employers Want Liberal Arts Grads
New study says the evolving economy creates a greater need for their skills, but that many colleges could do better at thinking about what graduates can do and helping them translate that into jobs.
How these humanities graduates are finding jobs in Silicon Valley
Only 1 in 20 college degrees awarded today are in the humanities or liberal arts, as a perception persists that these fields don't provide marketable skills for students entering the workf
In a High-Tech World, Humanities and Other Liberal Arts Are More Essential Than Ever
In 1987, the U.S. Army War College developed a term to understand the end of the Cold War and that has defined our world since: VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Majoring in the humanities
Majoring in the humanities seems like a bad idea these days. Employers don’t want to hire you, we hear, and when they do, they pay poorly (I’ve written three stories saying as much in the last two weeks). But a new study out today gives hope to liberal arts graduates.