Liberal arts degrees valued by tech companies

Madison Rexroat

Anyone who’s an English or art history major will know that critics can be tough – and there are plenty of critics of liberal arts. But some of the most unlikely people – tech workers – are actually searching for those with liberal arts skills.

Liberal arts degrees can translate into creative problem-solving, working well with groups and being able to communicate ideas and persuade others. While hard skills like coding and calculating are still essential, job candidates that also have soft skills are much more valuable to a company. 

The problem is that liberal arts degrees often get a bad rap for being too soft or idealistic, but learning new skills on both sides – technical and communicative – could be useful for students of all majors. 

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