Bring up your liberal arts degree at a job interview and your’re guaranteed a strong reaction. This is especially true as increasingly more jobs require proficiency in quantitative analysis.
Some may dismiss you as an absentminded poet with no hope for business.
But the truth is more mixed. Think of your liberal arts degree as a diamond in the rough.
You’ve got to polish it, but a liberal arts degree is a wonderful preparation for business analysis.
In this discussion, I will be speaking with Brian Painter, client manager at Nielsen, on things we wish we’d known after a liberal arts education.
Brian and I were classmates in the economics department together at Hillsdale, and I am looking forward to sharing some observations and techniques that may be helpful to recent grads.
Video/slides/bio to be posted here