Forbes Champions Liberal Arts as Career Pathway

I admit: nobody becomes a professor of the arts or humanities to train students for practical fields like business, management or product development. We dream of students following in our footsteps. But the truth is that jobs are scarce in most of our fields. And  if statistics show that professional fields are where most of liberal arts alums end up, we should actively share this information with students. We are not in a zero-sum game where our idealism is diminished by students’ career choices. In the long run we are all better off if we can help students connect the arts and humanities in meaningful ways to the market through solid, evidenced-based advisement.

Read here on market sectors that appreciate liberal arts grads: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2017/10/15/how-majoring-in-liberal-arts-can-help-you-succeed-in-ux-and-product-management/#6705a08b13ee

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Is Design the New Liberal Arts?

Here are two articles suggesting how to link your study in the arts & humanities to civic engagement and contemporary career pathways via design:
Invest in Design Education to Invest in Democracy
New creative technologies school expands study in College of Fine Arts

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From Poetry to IBM Designer

Read here how poetry is related to design thinking and a career in tech: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90138296/lessons-in-design-research-from-an-unlikely-source-poetry

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What is College for? A Job or to Become Educated?

read here: http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Is-College-Good-For-/240778?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=b160e54f111b43ef8ae221b22816c048&elq=7dd81ab821c347ca8b12bdaac87d6ff7&elqaid=14990&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=6357

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The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts Degree

The article debunks the notion that the liberal arts and humanities are elitist. It provides examples of “first-gen” liberal arts students who found interesting career pathways.

Read here: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/08/the-unexpected-value-of-the-liberal-arts/535482/

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University of Oregon Invests in Arts & Humanities Via Design

read here: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/new-facilities-show-uos-dedication-arts-and-humanities

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STEM vs. Liberal Arts is a False Dichotomy

WATCH: How a liberal arts education pays off in Silicon Valley 

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