For many employers what counts are the skills your derive from your university and internships experiences, not the major. Before you spend a lot of time pondering the advantages and disadvantages of the majors you are considering, you should read this:
Chinese Universities Turning to Liberal Arts
In order to compete with American universities in critical thinking, innovation and other necessary skills for a modern economy, the Chinese are opening their universities up to the liberal arts.
Defining the ‘Crisis’ of the Humanities
An Excellent Defense of the Humanities by Yale’s Howard Bloch
Need Good Reasons to Study Literature?
Read Joshua Landy’s (Prof, Stanford French Dept.) defense of literary study… Or watch the video:
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Koreans Hear Message on Importance of Humanities for Global Economy
“Shunning the humanities in favor of more specialized fields of study is very short sighted, according to the president of a leading women’s liberal arts college in the United States.
A global perspective is needed to succeed in the 21st century and the humanities is essential to attaining a global perspective,” said Carol Christ, president of Smith College, in an interview with The Korea Herald on Thursday. “The world today requires globally educated executives who understand another culture,” she said.
Employers Want Humanities Skills and Internships
Based on a recent poll by Hart Research Associates, employers say that colleges and universities should develop learning outcomes that emphasize these skills and experiences:
IT exec touts Humanities
Robin Beck, an IT Executive at the University of Pennsylvania has had a successful career at Penn and formerly at General Electric. When asked what she would study if she were to go back to college today, she states: