We don’t need to tell you that today’s job market is competitive. For those of you who have a Humanities degree, you have an advantage over the majority of the workforce who never learned how to communicate effectively, across specializations and audiences.
Liberal arts students learn, from day one to graduation day, how to tailor language across mediums, to think outside the box, and to communicate verbally, via email, and in writing.
They can take what a software engineer says and make it understandable to a marketing team. They can take what a CEO says and break it down for a project manager.
Liberal arts students can be the most competitive candidate in a variety of fields, but they need to learn how to market their amazing abilities to other fields. They need to SELL what they have to offer to the technology, business, and medical industries.
Michael S. Malone from The Wall Street Journal goes into the importance of Humanities education in detail in his article, “How to Avoid a Bonfire of the Humanities.”
It’s hard to imagine the sciences and the humanities ever having been united in common cause. But that day may come again soon. Today, the “two cultures” not only rarely speak to one another, but also increasingly, as their languages and world views diverge, are unable to do so.
So, whether you were made to get you Ph.D., want to write the next Ulysses, or are just looking to pay the bills, you need to sell your abilities to the skeptics out there. Liberal Arts education is so valuable because it teaches you HOW to think and manipulate data. Use your skills to land your dream job, or the job that will pay for your dream.
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