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A liberal arts education provides its graduates with the academic and leadership skills to make them valuable employees in the workplace, particularly long-term as managers and leaders.  The core skills of the liberal arts education such as critical thinking, problem solving, writing, oral communication, and cross-disciplinary analysis make liberal arts graduates adaptable and creative in the ever-changing workplace. The below articles address the value of the liberal arts in the workplace.

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How to get a job of the future with a liberal arts degree?

Rich Bellis (September 30, 2015). Fast Company.

Mary Raymond, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Career Development Center at Pomona College weighs in on the value of a liberal arts education.  Click here to read more.

There is value in liberal arts education, employers say.

Mark I. McNutt (Sept. 22, 2014). US News & World Report.

Employers identify the skills often associated with liberal arts majors such as critical thinking, creativity and oral communication as being most important.

The enduring relevance of a liberal arts education.

Marvin Krislov (Dec. 5, 2013).  The Hechinger Report.

While some argue that college students should pursue a specialized academic course that directly prepares them for a targeted career path and set of skills, the job market is constantly shifting and unpredictable.  The skills that employers value across all sectors are those that liberal arts colleges embed throughout the curriculum: problem-solving, creativity, and hard work.  Click here to read more.

How to get a job with a philosophy degree.

Susan Dominus (Sept. 13, 2013).  The New York Times.

Wake Forest, with Andy Chan at the helm, is leading the pack of elite schools raising the bar in how they helping liberal arts graduates translate their academic skills into the workplace.  Click here to read more.

Giving employers what they don’t really want.

Robert Sternberg (June 17, 2013). The Chronicle of Higher Education.

There is a disconnect between what educators think is most valuable to employers, and what a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities shows: critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, those skills cultivated by the liberal arts, are valued by employers above specific academic focus and grades.  In the face of this trend, colleges and universities must be sure to deliver those skills to their students. Click here to read more.