Posts tagged with "careers"

Find a Profession with Purpose

Cornell University economist, Robert Frank, explores how to think beyond salary in choosing a career path. Values such as a sense of mission, moral satisfaction, and expertise are keys to a sense of well-being, as well as professional success.

Follow the link below to the New York Times article.

The Value of Finding a Job you Love

A Liberal Arts Degree Offers Long-Term Value

Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management at the Wharton School, argues in a recent editorial on CNBC that students who spend their college careers in so-called “practical” majors may be on a riskier career path than their counterparts in the humanities. Using college to learn a narrow sub-specialty can make you vulnerable to the ever changing trends of the marketplace and, at the same time, less equipped to adapt to new professional opportunities.

Rather than trying to outguess the market to dictate what you study, students would be better off getting a broader education in something they are passionate about. According to Cappelli: “Taking the long view that college is preparation for life, including a lifetime of jobs, really does make more sense than seeing it as job training.”

Follow the link for the full piece.*

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/17/go-ahead-get-a-liberal-arts-degree-commentary.html

 

 

*Thanks to Rebecca Brazzale for the reference.