Skip to main content
News

Liberal arts education helps graduates adapt to the workforce

Chris Worthy of The Greenville News talks to career services officials at Furman University and Converse College who argue that employers are looking for more than academic acumen and a high-powered degree from their candidates. John Barker, Furman’s assistant vice president for career and professional development, said a liberal arts education helps graduates develop soft and transferable skills that can help them adapt and thrive in the workforce.  Said Barker, “No.1 is communication, almost always,–followed by a strong work ethic, teamwork, analytical skills and problem solving skills … Liberal arts tends to cultivate [those skills].”

 

Last updated .

More in Student Experiences

Three Furman seniors receive Fulbright grants

Nathan Mathai, Emily Matthews and Michael Robinson have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to teach English abroad.

Power of the internship

History professor Courtney Tollison writes about the importance of engaged learning and how Furman has pushed its students to experience the world outside the classroom.

Finland’s Stubb ’93 sees Brexit as ‘walking into the unknown’

Alexander Stubb '93, former Finland Prime Minister, says Brexit is an opportunity for the European Union to see what it can do better.

Furman to receive awards at Southern Literary Festival

The 2017 Southern Literary Festival is set for March 30-April 1 at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.