In defense of a liberal arts degree — from by Andrew Benett
They might be getting overshadowed by STEM degrees in the news, but liberal arts degrees have a lot to offer their students.


I know a lot of liberal arts graduates. I have hired a bunch of them. And I am one myself, having studied both psychology and art history. What I have found is that people with degrees in subjects such as history and literature–and, yes, even philosophy–tend to possess many of the qualities, skill sets, and aptitudes that are in highest demand in my own industry (marketing communications) and in others that rely on creative thinking and foresight.

In my experience, these are the areas in which liberal arts graduates really stand apart:

— Agility and adaptability
— Storytelling and persuasion
— Historical consciousness