Workforce readiness: Looking beyond majors
Did you know that, according to employers, a student’s major is less important than soft skills like critical thinking, problem solving and communication? Or that a liberal arts education teaches these types of skills? Read insights from the presidents of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Gustavus Adolphus College on how our colleges prepare students for today’s — and tomorrow’s — workforce.
Then check out LinkedIn's college profiles. It’s a quick and easy way to explore types of career options that a specific major may result in, based on the millions of people who have an account on LinkedIn.
To begin, you will need a LinkedIn account. Use the search box to find the college and then click the "See all career insights" link on its profile. It will suggest a field of study based on the information entered in your profile. From there, it will draw on information from all LinkedIn members to generate a list of:
- where people with that major often work
- the types of work they do
- which school they attended
- where they currently live
Want to narrow the results? Click on one or more of the above elements. Want to select or search for a different field of study? Use the "explore more" button. Or enter a keyword in the search box.