The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released the results of a survey focused on the qualities and characteristics employers look for in new hires. The results are heartening for liberal arts graduates.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities surveyed 318 employers, and found that employers support the idea that students should be broadly educated and should apply their learning to the real world during college. The group is using the survey’s findings to bolster a new compact between college presidents and employers that advocates a broad, liberal-arts education for all.
“The fact of the matter is that a liberal arts education remains the best preparation for both life and work,” said Hiram College President Tom Chema. “Our graduates know this to be true but the article is a wonderful third-party endorsement of the quality and character of the educational experience found here at Hiram.”