A Practical Education: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great by Randall Stross

By Randall Stross

The liberal arts significant is frequently lampooned: missing in "skills," unqualified for a certified profession, underemployed. yet learning for the enjoyment of studying seems to be unusually sensible. not like career-focused schooling, liberal schooling prepares graduates for whatever and everything—and fearful "fuzzy significant" scholars, their much more apprehensive mom and dad, collage occupation middle execs, and potential employers might do good to include liberal arts majors. simply glance to Silicon Valley, of all areas, to determine that liberal arts majors can be triumphant no longer despite, yet as a result of, their education.

A sensible Education investigates the real-world reports of graduates with humanities majors, the majors that may look the least employable in Silicon Valley's engineering-centric offices. Drawing at the studies of Stanford college graduates and utilizing the scholars' personal money owed in their schooling, activity searches, and primary paintings studies, Randall Stross offers heartening demonstrations of the way multi-capable liberal arts graduates are. while given a primary chance, those majors thrive in paintings roles that nobody could have predicted.

Stross additionally weaves the scholars' tales with the background of Stanford, the increase colleges, the longstanding rivalry among engineering and the liberal arts, the beginning of occupational trying out, and the recognition of desktop technological know-how schooling to track the evolution in considering the way to organize scholars for pro futures. His precise mixture of current and earlier produces a provocative exploration of ways most sensible to make use of the undergraduate years.

At a time whilst associations of upper studying are more and more referred to as directly to justify the tangible advantages of the liberal arts, A functional Education reminds readers that the main beneficial education for an unknowable destiny is the common, time-tested instruction of a liberal education.

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