It is stated near the top of the article liberal arts majors are employable. It might take some extra work on the applicant’s part but it can be done. Many companies or employers are not as interested in what a person majored in during college as they are in what skills a person might possess. Most are looking for people with critical thinking and communication skills which are areas liberal arts majors tend to excel in. Employers are also looking for people with a strong work ethic, teamwork, problem solving and initiative. Many entry level positions do not need a specific degree because the company will teach its employees what they need to know. It’s more important for a job applicant to be a quick learner.
This is not to say a person should just apply for any job and hope for the best. Think about the courses you like the most. If you enjoyed your writing courses, you might want to explore the technical writing field or journalism. Look at your extracurricular activities too. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? This could help point you in a career direction. You might find an area interesting to you which will require additional training but your liberal arts background give you a solid start. There are people out there who can help you determine what skills you have and the best way to pursue the area you are interested in. The article goes on talking about getting internships, advertising yourself and doing research.
While the first article is very informative, it’s not the only one in the magazine of course. They wrote about matching employers and employees. It talks about the people who try and help others with their careers like a career counselors. It discusses how people find jobs and what people who are hunting for jobs should do. Like every issue, there is also an interview with a person about his or her job. They generally try to write about people whose jobs are outside the everyday norm. For instance, in this issue they interviewed a commercial diver.
The OOQ contains much useful information every time. If you don’t think this specific issue holds anything you are interested in, come by the department and look through the other issues. I am sure you will find something that compels you to stop and read. To read the highlighted issue, look for L 2.70/4: 51/4. It is shelved among the other issues. Check them out!