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Sunday, August 02, 2015

The surprising benefits of a liberal arts degree for a tech career

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Melanie Pinola, freelance writer covering all things tech-related summarizes, "A "useless" liberal arts concentration could make you stand out in an IT career."


Tell someone you work in technology and, chances are, they'll assume you graduated with a degree in one of the STEM fields. Chances are, you have. But there's a growing appreciation for employees in the tech industry with skills beyond what's traditionally taught in science and technology classes.

Forbes highlights a number of high-profile employees of tech startups and major companies who graduated with liberal arts degrees--fields like philosophy, which our moms and dads warned us were unemployable. At least a base knowledge of technology is required to prosper in tech, of course, but the article notes that much of what's required to make a tech company successful isn't necessarily about technology. It's about people skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to generate creative ideas and make logical arguments.

Source: ITworld

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