A liberal arts degree can help to make you a valuable commodity in the job market. Graduates with liberal arts degrees are employed in a wide range of organizations including banks, museums, retail companies, law firms, television studios, hospitals, schools, financial institutions, and many more. Your liberal arts education can be very marketable in preparing you not only for your first job, but also for your entire career.
Employers are looking for graduates who have multiple skills and abilities that can be applied to many entry- level positions. They want employees who can write, research, learn new languages, have some technical skills, can organize and analyze data, work under pressure, meet deadlines, interact cooperatively with others and are eager to pick up new skills. For profit, non-profit, and arts related organizations all recognize that most liberal arts graduates have acquired these skills through their education, internship and work experience, and extra-curricular activities. Employers are seeking diverse candidates, which include more liberal arts graduates than ever before.
- Clearly communicate and articulate ideas both verbally and in writing
- Researching and sorting detailed information, synthesizing facts, concepts and principals
- Designing an experiment, plan or model that systematically defines a problem
- Making decisions that will affect the individual and the group
- Critical thinking
- Logically evaluate a situation and relate possible solutions
- Interacting cooperatively with colleagues, the ability to deal with a wide variety of people, teamwork and cultural sensitivity
- Appreciating the contributions of art, literature, science, technology to contemporary society