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Employers Want Liberal Arts Grads
“Moreover, students should be prepared not just for their first job but for their fourth and fifth jobs, as there is little reason to doubt that people entering the workforce today will be called upon to play many different roles over the course of their careers.”
“Over the past year, I have interviewed the founders of more than 200 Silicon Valley start-ups. The most common traits I have observed are a passion to change the world and the confidence to defy the odds and succeed… Our society needs liberal arts majors as much as engineers and scientists.”
“A key result in the survey is the need for innovation in the workplace. Ninety-five percent of those surveyed said they look for college graduates who can think clearly and solve problems and be able to translate their ideas with good oral and communication skills.”
The Power of the Liberal Arts
“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices.”
“It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.”
JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
“This process…by which the intellect, instead of being formed or sacrificed to some…specific trade or profession, or study of science, is disciplined for its own sake, for the perception of its own object, and for its own highest culture, is called Liberal Education.”
Q: What do these companies have in common?
A: All of these companies’ founders or CEOs were liberal arts majors.
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