The Pathway From a Liberal Arts Education to a Job at Google

ACADEME BLOG

Quite appropriately, prospective college students and their families are looking for colleges and universities, and specific majors, that will help the student prepare for a successful future career. It is easy to see the path from accounting or nursing major to C.P.A. or R.N., but less so the path for English or Sociology majors leading to a particular career. Or even why a strong liberal arts core curriculum would be an important part of a professional degree program.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has long promoted the value of a Liberal Education. Specifically, they are “…focused on advancing and strengthening liberal education for all college students, regardless of their intended careers…AAC&U sees liberal education as a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a strong sense of value, ethics, and civic engagement.” The importance of these skills to employers was made…

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