The National Association of Colleges and Employers asked today’s professionals to identify the major skills that college graduates need to be successful in the job market. Here’s what they said:
The Ability to Work with Technology
How your LC education prepares you: Computer literacy is part of college life. Our networked residence halls and computerized labs for the Wilmer Writing Center, math, and foreign languages complement a number of state-of-the-art computer labs in areas such as psychology, nursing, and video communications. You have free access to the Internet and the holdings of many libraries.
Critical Thinking Skills
How your LC education prepares you: Development of this important skill is at the heart of a liberal arts education. Our graduates tell us that their ability to question, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information was not only the foundation of their experience but essential for their professional and personal lives. Undergraduate research opportunities and the symposium readings program help you develop these skills.
Global Perspective and Enhanced Foreign Language & Multicultural Skills
How your LC education prepares you: Required courses in a foreign language and world history lay the foundation for a rich and diverse environment. You gain a world perspective from currently enrolled international and minority students, internships and study abroad, relationships with our sister schools in Korea and Japan, and from well-known speakers who bring a global perspective to current issues.
Career-related Experience Before Hitting the Job Market
How your LC education prepares you: Internships offered locally, regionally, and internationally are vital components to the academic experience. You may find that your internship affirms your career choices, or you may find that the experience leads to a new interest.
A Commitment to Lifelong Learning and an Entrepreneurial Attitude Toward Career Development
How your LC education prepares you: Nationally, more than half of today’s college graduates will change careers during their lifetimes. Many will be forced to make changes due to new demands for products and services; many will change because they want a new challenge. A liberal arts education provides the communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills needed for these transitions.