What You Can Do With This Degree: Benefits of a Liberal Arts Degree

The benefits of a Liberal Arts degree are many. For starters, by pursuing a Liberal Arts education, you can obtain the top 10 personal qualities and skills employers seek according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2006 survey. The most sought-after qualities and skills are:

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Honesty/integrity
  • Teamwork skills (works well with others)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
  • Motivation/Initiative
  • Computer skills
  • Detail-oriented

That’s not all. In the course of your Liberal Arts education, you’ll also develop:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Awareness of social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and class that affect work and how organizations operate
  • Awareness of cultural diversity and varied perspectives
  • A critical sense of your social location
  • Empathy for others

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