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Liberal Arts Majors: How to Make after Graduation By Nikoholas Harris Written Professional Communication Fall 2011
Definition of Liberal Arts <ul><li>the academic course of instruction at a college intended to provide general knowledge a...
True and False <ul><li>Liberal Arts majors can only teach or go into sales. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
True and False <ul><li>Liberal Arts can’t compete with Business majors because of their academic coursework and background...
True and False <ul><li>You have to go to grad school rather than begin a career after undergraduate school </li></ul><ul><...
10 Ways to Market a Liberal Arts Major <ul><li>Show pride in your degree </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your passion </li></ul><ul...
What a Liberal Arts Major can get you today <ul><li>Sharp decline in liberal arts majors since the mid 1950s </li></ul><ul...
Video <ul><li>http://www2.bupipedream.com/news/tough-job-market-leads-some-to-question-choice-of-major-1.1975731#.TtA1-34n...
Fast Growing Careers for Liberal Arts Majors <ul><li>Archivist/Curator/Museum Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li>...
Liberal Arts Skills for the Workplace <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign languages & cro...
Not everybody likes a Liberal Arts degree <ul><li>&quot;You know, we don't need a lot more anthropologists in the state. I...
But hang in there baby <ul><li>Know your strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement your courses </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase yo...
Questions?
Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.quintcareers.com/marketing_liberal-arts_degrees.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dailyfina...
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  1. 1. Liberal Arts Majors: How to Make after Graduation By Nikoholas Harris Written Professional Communication Fall 2011
  2. 2. Definition of Liberal Arts <ul><li>the academic course of instruction at a college intended to provide general knowledge and comprising the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as opposed to professional or technical subjects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. True and False <ul><li>Liberal Arts majors can only teach or go into sales. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. True and False <ul><li>Liberal Arts can’t compete with Business majors because of their academic coursework and background. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. True and False <ul><li>You have to go to grad school rather than begin a career after undergraduate school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both true and false </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 10 Ways to Market a Liberal Arts Major <ul><li>Show pride in your degree </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your passion </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen your focus </li></ul><ul><li>Know and market your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Boost your skills slightly </li></ul><ul><li>Let your resume show your liberal arts education </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to use a cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Give interview questions a liberal arts spin </li></ul><ul><li>Think if you want to go to grad school </li></ul>
  7. 7. What a Liberal Arts Major can get you today <ul><li>Sharp decline in liberal arts majors since the mid 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Why do people come to college? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Video <ul><li>http://www2.bupipedream.com/news/tough-job-market-leads-some-to-question-choice-of-major-1.1975731#.TtA1-34ndm4 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fast Growing Careers for Liberal Arts Majors <ul><li>Archivist/Curator/Museum Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreter & Translator </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Human Service Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Social Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Social Worker </li></ul><ul><li>Sociologist & Political Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Writer </li></ul>
  10. 10. Liberal Arts Skills for the Workplace <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign languages & cross cultural knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Creative & analytical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and synthesizing new ideas </li></ul>
  11. 11. Not everybody likes a Liberal Arts degree <ul><li>&quot;You know, we don't need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It's a great degree if people want to get it, but we don't need them here. I want to spend our dollars giving people science, technology, engineering, math degrees. That's what our kids need to focus all their time and attention on. Those type of degrees. So when they get out of school, they can get a job.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Perry, Governor of Florida </li></ul>
  12. 12. But hang in there baby <ul><li>Know your strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement your courses </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your job search </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.quintcareers.com/marketing_liberal-arts_degrees.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/04/04/what-good-is-a-liberal-arts-degree-in-the-job-market/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.asktheheadhunter.com/gv980429.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bestuniversities.com/blog/2011/10-ways-to-promote-your-liberal-arts-major-on-the-job-market/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/what-does-liberal-arts-degree-get-you-todays-job-market </li></ul><ul><li>http://oedb.org/fast-track-careers-liberal-arts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2010/03/liberal_arts_degree_still_useful_in_tough_job_market </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.quintcareers.com/Liberal_Arts_Skills.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/rick-scott-liberal-arts-majors-drop-dead-anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.units.muohio.edu/careers/cds/liberalarts.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/10/28/4-tips-for-making-the-most-of-liberal-arts-degrees </li></ul>
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