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What can I do with a humanities degree?

 

That really depends on you! Employers value humanities graduates for their strong analytical and communication skills, their empathy and passion, and their resourcefulness and adaptability. Additionally, CWRU alumni have the highest earning potential among graduates from Ohio universities! Here are some recent articles that explain why a humanities degree from CWRU is a great investment in your future:

 

“In addition to adding invaluably to our culture, humanities majors are a wise financial investment as well.”

Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return On Investment (Forbes)

 

“Employers consistently say they want to hire people who have a broad knowledge base and can work together to solve problems, debate, communicate and think critically, the report notes – all skills that liberal arts programs aggressively, and perhaps uniquely, strive to teach.”

Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term (Inside Higher Ed)

 

“An increasing proportion of the world’s jobs, the ones that can’t be outsourced overseas, are the ones that require interaction with people. Humanities majors, usually people- and word-friendly, have something of an advantage over many math and engineering majors.”

11 Reasons to Ignore the Haters and Major in the Humanities (Business Insider)

 

“Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background and put the critical thinking skills they developed to good use launching new digital services to fill needs in various domains of society.”

The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing the World of Business (Huffington Post)

 

“I love English majors. I love how smart they are. I love their intellectual curiosity. And I love their bold choice for a major. Most of all, I love to hire them.”

Steve Strauss: Why I Hire English Majors (Huffington Post)

 

“We are taught that the beginning and end of your journey to success revolves around a single idea. Liberal arts programs give you the opportunity to not limit yourself to one answer. They teach us that life isn’t an equation.”

Viewpoint: 4 Reasons the Liberal Arts Degree is Underrated (USA Today)

 

“Employers readily identify the creative, communicative and problem-solving acumen traditionally associated with liberal arts majors as the most valuable attributes of new hires.”

There Is Value in Liberal Arts Education, Employers Say (U.S. News)

 

“Suppose we ask, as a public policy question, what we ought to do in response to climate change. We would certainly need to know the costs of different measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or to mitigate their effects. What are the benefits against which we weigh these costs? To answer that question, we need to know the value of protecting human life, endangered species, areas of natural beauty, and communities and cultures that are threatened by climate change. Many economists will admit that they rely on philosophers to help them understand and evaluate these benefits.”

Who Needs Philosophers? Scientists, Politicians and Welders Do (TIME)

 

“All of which is to say, we need people studying the humanities, just like we need people studying every other discipline. It’s up to individual students to choose their own educational pathways and majors according to their interests, abilities, and yes, their employment prospects. But they should do so based on accurate information, not myths.”

Why Critics are Wrong About Liberal Arts Degrees (Fortune.com)

 

“There can be no doubt that an education in the humanities prepares students for a successful career in business, or any other sector of their choice.”

– Why Majoring in Humanities Is Good for a Career in Business (The Baltimore Sun)

 

“’So what can you do with an English degree (or any degree)…?’ The long answer? Perhaps you run a political campaign, manage social media for an organization, or become a blogger. Maybe you become a doctor, work for an NGO, or start your own company. You might teach, manage a team of consultants, or become a performance artist. The short answer? Almost anything.”

Is a Liberal Arts Education Worth It? (Winter Park/Maitland Observer)

 

“I believe a liberal arts education is the key to that life-long preparation because it increases our capacity to understand the world, contribute to it and reshape ourselves far beyond our years at a college.”

Liberal Arts Education Lays Groundwork for Lifetime Learning (The Salt Lake Tribune)

 

“…[Our] chief operating officer is a brilliant, self-­taught engineer with a degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has risen above the code to lead a team that is competitive globally. His determination and critical-thinking skills empower him to leverage the power of technology without getting bogged down by it. His background gives him the soft skills – the people skills – that make him stand out as someone who understands our customers and knows how to bring the staff along.”

Why I Was Wrong About Liberal Arts Majors (The Wall Street Journal)

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