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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].”


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