Category Archives: Liberal Arts Education

Myths about liberal arts colleges

As this article explains, if you learn best in small classes and value individualized attention from your teachers, a liberal arts college may be perfect for you. And it won’t feel like high school: “The freedom of living in a dorm, … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts & Career Preparation

Liberal arts colleges are getting more and more pragmatic about career preparation by revamping career centers, expanding internship programs, and pressing alumni to serve as mentors. This article surveys some exciting new directions.

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Do Employers Endorse Liberal Arts?

A survey of 700 employers busts the myth that they shun liberal arts majors: “Employers are fully endorsing the liberal arts as the best approach to learning at the college level, and they are encouraging students to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Purpose of College?

What is a university education for? Is it to make sure students have a job after graduation? Or is the point to give students a broad and deep education rich in humanities with opportunities to think and write critically? Can a college education … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts Education & Careers

The former CEO of Proctor & Gamble offers career advice: pursue a liberal arts education. For most people, it’s the best foundation for a successful career.‎ “By studying art, science, the humanities, social science, and languages, the mind develops the … Continue reading

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Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Here is a short (8 min) podcast about the relevance of a liberal arts education in today’s global economy. The president of Macalester College articulates the connection between a liberal arts education and the skills many leaders seek in employees. … Continue reading

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10 Top-Notch Western Colleges

While many families know about Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA and USC, few realize that there are some top-notch smaller liberal arts colleges here in the West. Many of these Western colleges are also in a city vs. their Eastern counterparts, which … Continue reading

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Commentary: Why We Have College

With so many recent articles on the relevance of a college education, Harvard University English professor Louis Menand presents his theory about the value of higher education in the United States. Read on…

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