A recent survey asked Minneapolis and St. Paul employers what they look for when they hire new college graduates. There are three top skills…
- Superb interpersonal communication
- Highly effective teamwork
- The ability to learn new ideas quickly.
All of these skills are hallmarks of a liberal arts education. They are the skills that help employees (the future you) to be flexible and adaptable.
Not to mention that you will have the intellectual resources to make the lives of suffering peoples significantly better and be considerably more interesting at dinner parties. The downside? You will CONSTANTLY consider whether you are doing the right thing. Then wonder if there’s such thing as “the right thing?” Then feel guilty for having the luxury to sit around and have those kinds of conversations with yourself. Then go out and do something about it…that you can then share at dinner parties.