Liberal Arts Skills a Good Fit for Jobs

What skills do employers value most in judging their new hires? Strong verbal communication, a solid work ethic, teamwork, analytical ability and initiative, according to a report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This nearly exactly matches the skill set of students with degrees in the liberal arts. [New College President Donal O’Shea wrote this piece in response to the series that ran in the prior week’s Tampa Bay Times on the difficult challenges faced by three recent New College graduates as they searched for employment in the months following commencement.]

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