While the liberal disciplines do not provide vocational training, they do offer important general preparation. Employers seek flexible, well-informed graduates who are sophisticated communicators, capable of thinking analytically as well as creatively. The world of work is changing rapidly and graduates will need to take a global outlook and be adaptable in order to succeed.
Courses in our Department provide a rich base of skills and knowledge on which to build with professional postgraduate programs and training in the workplace. Even if you do not have career-specific training to offer potential employers, you still have developed many abilities that they might want, including all of the following: research and communication skills, team project experience, writing skill, computer and multi-media competency, habits of critical thinking, problem-solving heuristics, broad bases of knowledge, informed perspectives about the world, strong environmental ethics, and good habits of time management. These are all traits that employers find desirable and your skills apply to many different roles in many different organizations precisely because they are general.