Employers want broader skill sets provided by the Liberal Arts

From today’s Chronicle of Higher Education: “The employer survey, conducted by Hart Research Associates, asked 302 employers about specific emerging educational practices and their value in helping prepare college students for success.” If you have a subscription, read about them here: http://chronicle.com/article/Narrow-Skills-Training-Wont/63665/

The gist of the article is that students need more of the skills provided by a liberal arts education, such as problem-solving, critical analysis, research and communication. The key, however, is to be able to demonstrate these skills through a significant senior project and/or an internship.

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