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Liberal Arts and Employability

AI is leading to the ‘revenge of the liberal arts,’ says a Goldman tech exec with a history degree, Business Insider, May 2024

Liberal arts colleges must embed career services throughout campus life, Inside Higher Ed, May 2024

Can I Just Make Room for Interesting Things” (Liberal Arts Has a Messaging Problem), Inside Higher Ed, May 2024

Mellon Awards $25M for Paid Internships for Humanities Majors at Public Universities and Colleges, Mellon Foundation, April 2024

Liberal Arts Majors Have What Employers Are Looking For!QA Commons, October 2023

The Best Jobs And Career Advice For History MajorsGlassdoor, June 2021

The CEOs of YouTube, Slack, and Whole Foods All Have Liberal Arts Degrees. Here’s Why That MattersEntrepreneur, January 2021

What Will You Do With a Liberal, Arts & Science Degree?, University of Michigan, 2021

ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges (value adds up over time), Georgetown Center for Education & Workforce, 2020

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees, Ed Surge, November 2019

Employers Do Value Liberal Arts Degrees, Harvard Business Review, September 2019

The 40 companies and organizations liberal arts majors name as ideal employers, Business Insider, June 2019 

Saddleback College Proves Gainful Employment of Liberal Arts Grads, Lightcast, May 2019

In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure, The NY Times, September 2019

What to do with a liberal arts degree, US News & World Report, June 2019

The Liberal Arts: Preparing the Workforce of the Future, AAC&U, Fall 2018

Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work, AAC&U, July 2018

That “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket, Forbes, August 2017

Putting your liberal arts degree to work, Department of Labor, August 2017

History is Not A Useless Major: Fighting Myths With Data, American Historical Association, April 2017

Five Significant Advantages of Liberal Arts Majors, U Mass Global

11 Remarkably Successful CEOs with Liberal Arts Degrees, Global Experiences

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