Liberal Arts Salaries Are a Marathon, Not a Sprint
It's no secret that recent graduates with degrees in the liberal arts are out-earned by most of their classmates. But in the long run, they catch up to at least some of their peers. Melissa Korn reports on the News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.
CEOs overwhelmingly say in a new survey MBAs lack self-awareness, can't work in teams, have poor critical thinking skills and come up short on creativity. Melissa Korn has details on the News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.
Business schools have beefed up their screening processes to ensure admitted students are emotionally intelligent and job-ready. But they still don't always screen candidates for things like criminal backgrounds or expulsion from a prior institution. Melissa Korn reports.
Prominent colleges and universities are signing on with a startup company to offer a month-long boot camp for rising seniors and recent graduates that fine tunes marketable skills. WSJ's Melissa Korn reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Koru.
As managers emphasize culture, engagement and employee happiness over iron-fisted leadership, is there a place left for tough bosses? WSJ's Melissa Korn discusses evolving workplace dynamics on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty.
In Chapter 7 of 15 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, media executive Mark Graham answers "Where Has Your Liberal Arts Education Been Most Valuable in Your Career?" Studying liberal arts at the University of Michigan exposes Graham to a wide array of subjects. Graham takes this approach in his career, building a broad set of experiences working in marketing and digital media before transitioning into television and editorial publishing jobs.
Some top finance and consulting firms still offer to pay for employees to pursue full-time MBA programs at elite schools, in exchange for two years of service after graduation. But some employees sour on the arrangements. Melissa Korn reports. Photo: Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal.
In Chapter 10 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, musician and digital strategist Conrad Doucette answers "Where Has Your Liberal Arts Education Been Most Valuable in Your Career?" Doucette finds not specializing at college (e.g., engineering, business) gives him a broad palette of tools to apply in a range of team-based environments. He is able to translate the openness he receives studying at the University of Michigan into confidence he uses working on creative project teams.
Colleges, under increased pressure to justify the cost of education, are having a hard time getting proof of graduates' success in finding well-paying jobs. Melissa Korn reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Erica Gannett for The Wall Street Journal.
Is a liberal arts education worth anything anymore? In the latest episode of "Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson," columnists Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss the origin and value of a classic education. "Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson" is produced by the Hoover Institution.
Companies are advertising a rather peculiar perk to lure top undergraduate talent: Showing them the door-to graduate school, that is. Melissa Korn has details on Lunch Break. Photo: Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal.