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Posted March 20, 2017 by

Career and job competencies of liberal arts graduates

 

There is a public perception that liberal arts graduates are now somehow less valuable than their peers studying business or technology. Dr. Ascan Koerner with the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota will tell you why the opposite is true. College Recruiter connected Dr. Koerner with Todd Raphael of ERE Media to learn what his team is doing to make sure employers understand the relevancy of liberal arts students and graduates. A video of Todd Raphael’s and Dr. Koerner’s discussion is below.  (more…)

Posted January 27, 2017 by

How to describe the value of your liberal arts degree

 

With increasing vacancies for STEM related jobs, liberal arts students might be feeling left behind. If you are in college and would rather study Psychology than Biology, or you prefer World History over Engineering, don’t despair. Employers do value liberal arts skills because you have unique skills to offer. However, if you don’t work on marketing these skills, employers may pass you over. We spoke with Michele Mavi, a job search expert at Atrium Staffing. Michele told us how students can market their liberal arts degree.

College Recruiter: What are liberal arts anyway?

Michele: A liberal arts education is interdisciplinary and while students have a concentration in one subject they have a broad range of requirements that leave a student with a well-rounded view of the world and an understanding of how different disciplines contribute to broader global issues.

How can a liberal arts student make the case that they are employable?  

A recent study sited that communication skills are the top skill employers look for in new grads. This is where liberal arts majors excel. Almost all courses of study build communication skills, from the obvious writing and literature classes to modern European history. Liberal arts majors are exposed to coursework in many different disciplines. They are forced to analyze things, conduct research and form opinions. They need to make a case for their point of view and use logic and critical thinking to formulate a compelling viewpoint and then be able to communicate that viewpoint in a way that makes sense, even to someone who might not hold the same opinion. It’s a skill that will take people far in the business world!

Employers value critical thinking skills. Why are liberal arts students better prepared as critical thinkers?  (more…)

How a Liberal Arts degree prepares students for managerial success

 

For employers who look exclusively for STEM backgrounds to fill their positions, they are missing out on a wide pool of qualified candidates. Students with a liberal arts degree offer distinct advantages, and employers should not overlook them.

Technical and engineering skills may fit only the short term

The technical and engineering skills that get a student hired initially often have an expiration date. Those skills unfortunately may also fall victim to automation. A recent study by Carl Frey and Michael Osboren of Oxford University suggested that 47% of all employment in the U.S. is at risk of being replaced by automation, including many mid-level technical and engineering positions. (more…)

Posted March 17, 2015 by

Peak Performance: How to Fuel Your Career in Sports Nutrition

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Two young nutritionists posing in a gym – one with an apple and one with weights. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most nutritionists help people choose the right foods for basic health. A sports nutritionist creates eating and supplement regimens that help athletes achieve peak performance. Because so many individual pro athletes are incorporating nutritional strategies into their training, the demand for sports nutritionists is growing. In fact, job openings for dietitians and nutritionists are expected to grow 21 percent over the next 10 years. (more…)

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Looking for a Career in Law? 4 College Options to Consider

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Serious lawyer make a closing statement in the court room. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A career in law is not only a selective career path, but it is also plenty demanding. Despite that, it can also be very rewarding both personally and financially. Lawyers work in a variety of settings from private firms and government agencies to educational institutions and political organizations. While in college, you will need to do a lot of research to decide if the law is actually the right field for you. Here are some things that can help you decide: (more…)

Posted March 11, 2015 by

Four types of colleges around the world where you should aspire to study

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Young, female college student sitting in a classroom full of students during class. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Studying in one of the top rated colleges is a no brainer for most students. Given their financial and academic achievements, allow them to study in international top colleges, college students, ensure they do get the experience of being in the most highly rated colleges. When we talk about college itself, we must understand it is an institution where students learn more niche aspect of their courses and which helps them decide the field they belong to. For example, a business student will study core business courses in the college in order to further strengthen his business background so when he goes to a university, he can decide which business field to select and belong to.

So this means it does not necessarily mean which one particular college could give everything to students. This is the reason there are different colleges meant to study different courses and career paths. It is highly recommended that students chose colleges of specialization, which means they should select a college that completely specializes in the kind of program they are looking for. Having said that, today our blog will focus on four different types of colleges around the world, where students should aspire to study based on their future objectives. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2015 by

Six Lucrative Career Paths for Liberal Arts Majors

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Despite what you may have heard, there are many great liberal arts careers to choose from that pay very well. As many students know, settling on a career path as an undergrad can be tough, especially for one pursuing a liberal arts degree. To help, below are six of the most lucrative career paths for liberal arts students. (more…)

Posted October 06, 2014 by

Job Offer Rate Improves for Class of 2014 Thanks to Liberal Arts Majors

National Association of Colleges and Employers logoThere is good news for graduates in the class of 2014.  From last year to this year, the job offer rate has seen an improvement of about two percent.  Learn more in the following post.

The full-time job offer rate for graduating seniors who applied for a job has improved for the class of 2014, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors

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Concept of learning English. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Some liberal arts graduates in the class of 2014 have the chance to earn good starting salaries once they land jobs.  Find out the top paid majors in this field in the following post.

Majors in languages and literature were the top-paid among class of 2014 liberal arts graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to results of a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted May 27, 2014 by

Tips If You are Searching for an Entry Level Job with a Liberal Arts Degree

If you need some help searching for an entry level job with a liberal arts degree, check out the following post for some tips that can make a difference.

Like me, you might have realized once you got to college, choosing a major was scary. Like me, you might have felt panicked, because it can seem like a major determines not only what you’ll be studying, but also what your career track will be, and what direction your adult life will take (and that’s hardly a

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