Religion & Philosophy majors land jobs

April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010

Good news, there is still time to change your major... to Religion or Philosophy! Since their foundation, Ivy League institutions have built their approach to a strong and useful education around the pillars of the liberal arts - Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Classics, History and Political Science. Sure, if you want to become a scientist you're probably better off concentrating on biology and chemistry, but statistics continue show that the best and the brightest in business, management, the military, academics, the law, etc. tend to get their early training in the liberal arts. Bruce DelMonico, director of admissions at the Yale School of Management recently intimated that when looking for graduate students Yale wants to know, "do you have the mindset, the temperament, the intellectual horsepower to succeed?" Skills such as judgment, analysis, critical interpretation, deep description, synthesis and application are exactly what he means... and they're the bread and butter of Religion and Philosophy! So what are you waiting for?

Take a look at this recent article on the matter, "The Case for a Useless Degree: Why you should ignore the grown-ups and opt for an imaginative, if not lucrative, course of study." Think about it over the summer and then contact me as soon as we return in the fall. Are you ready to start preparing for success? My office is open for business. Let's get to work.

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