Why Liberal Arts?
A Liberal Arts education is a terrific foundation for a career in a range of fields. Clark University is at the leading edge of applying liberal arts knowledge to the real world through its focus on effective practice.
Read these articles on the value of a Liberal Arts Education in the workplace:
- Employers Value a Liberal Education
- A Liberal Education: Preparation for Career Success
- For superstar employees hire critical thinkers
- Liberal Arts Degrees: An Asset At Some Companies
- Why the Liberal Arts needs the Sciences (and vice versa)
- Technical Training, Strategic Thinking, and Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet
Almost every occupation requires strong analytical, communication, organizational, and team management skills in addition to the ability to solve problems, adapt to new situations and work within the diverse global framework of the world today.
Liberal arts graduates develop the ability to learn. You can take information, break it down, build on it, create from it and produce a product or end result. These skills are essential in a rapidly changing world.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
- Interpersonal skills
- Adaptability to change
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Problem-solving skills
- Global perspective
- Ability to work in groups and independently
- An understanding of issues of diversity and conflict resolution
In addition to your broad liberal arts education, employers value:
- internship or work experience before graduating
- community service and volunteer experiences
- leadership skills through clubs and organizations
- exposure to business related courses; such as entrepreneurship, management and finance & accounting
- exposure to quantitative courses such as statistics, mathematics and computer science