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
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.
Excerpt: In recent years, internships have gone from nice-to-have-on-a-résumé to absolutely critical. Employers today go on to hire about 50 percent of their interns as full-time workers, according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. And the share is growing every year in industries like construction, consulting, accounting and scientific services.
read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/education/edlife/former-interns-tell-how-they-landed-a-first-job.html?action=click&contentCollection=t-magazine&module=NextInCollection®ion=Footer&pgtype=article&version=spotlight&rref=collection%2Fspotlight%2Feditors-picks