‘Well-Rounded Liberal Arts Graduate’: What does that mean?

The universality of liberal arts skills is an advantage many don’t consider because you are not limited by a specialization. Employers can train new hires in specialized skills on the job. But they can’t train workers to have the critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and the capacity for lifelong learning that today’s organizations require. Experts say that most people will change careers 5 to 7 times in a lifetime; thus, specialized skills may be of limited value in the long run, while the depth of liberal arts skills is limitless.

By Marshall Uhlig
Marshall Uhlig Career Counselor-College of Liberal & Fine Arts Marshall Uhlig