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Jonathan Edwards, Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of International Admission, Speaks on the Value of Liberal Arts Degree

Wed, 2013-11-06 21:46 | | Arizona State University

Liberal arts students must use liberal arts-based creativity to parlay their own talents and the skills emphasized by their disciplines, such as critical thinking, ingenuity and creativity, into a paycheck.

Jonathan Edwards, dean of Admissions at Grinnell College, says a liberal arts degree means “students are empowered to find their own answers through inquiry, dialogue and analysis.”

However, graduates with liberal arts degrees do not apply these skills. A 2010 study by Georgetown University shows that “more than three out of four people who major in education work in the education industry, while no more than 20 percent of liberal arts graduates are concentrated in any single industry.”

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