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Careers for Liberal Arts Majors

Looking back at the tech teams that I’ve built at my companies, it’s evident that individuals with liberal arts degrees are by far the sharpest, best­-performing software developers and technology leaders. Often these modern techies have degrees in philosophy, history, and music – even political science, which was my degree. ...
A well-­rounded liberal arts degree establishes a foundation of critical thinking. Critical thinkers can accomplish anything. ...
For example, our chief operating officer is a brilliant, self-­taught engineer with a degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has risen above the code to lead a team that is competitive globally. His determination and critical-thinking skills empower him to leverage the power of technology without getting bogged down by it. His background gives him the soft skills – the people skills – that make him stand out as someone who understands our customers and knows how to bring the staff along.
- DAVID KALT, Why I Was Wrong About Liberal-Arts Majors, Wall Street Journal, Jun 1, 2016


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