Post # 1
Just like the title says. I’m getting my BA in Liberal Studies, because I transferred into my school and thats what will get me graduated sooner. But I am considering taking a little time before pursuing my Master’s and wondering what to do for work.
Post # 3
Do you have a guidance councilor at school you can talk to? I know that there is a big push right now on Liberal Arts degrees, but nothing that I have read said anything about workplace possibilities. Wish I were more help.
Post # 4
My prof told us that we can ask “would you like to supersize that?” with a BA. & then the panic attacks sunk in & i began looking at grad schools to get a masters. (I live in NY). My prof of course has his doctorate so he may be biased. I am very interested in what others will say great question.
Post # 5
I would recommend that you spend your money on a degree that will provide direct & useful opportunities. Teaching, nursing, occupational therapy, management, business. Liberal arts is very general. if you are unsure about what you want career wise then maybe take a little time off?
Post # 6
Sadly, it’s typically geared toward teaching, an industry flooded with employable people. The good thing is that there are many jobs that you need a degree for, but it doesn’t matter what degree, necessarily. Start asking around… Knowing people can get you an interview!
Post # 7
I am a firm believer in the value of a good, Liberal Arts education, preferrably one in which you will learn to think critically and write and speak well.
If you’re smart and are a good writer, there are jobs available, but you may need to relocate for them, and you likely won’t make much money for the first few years.
Post # 8
@AshleyNicole9138: Yep. Lots of interesting courses, but very difficult to find a job in the exact field you studied in, without grad school. I did 2 years of a BA, and then dropped out and went into a Bsc.
Post # 9
These are all great responses and I am interested in what Brielle said. I do intend to pursue a Masters, I am just considering a break of a year or so before pursuing it, particularly if I am not accepted into my program of choice right away. (think 100’s of applicants and only 24 accepted)
Post # 10
I work for a construction company writing proposals and marketing, I had to start doing other things but I made sure they knew thats what I wanted to do and I was good at it. So its corporate writing, but at least it makes use of my BA in English (that I’m 7 years into and just about to finish!!)
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@mamadingdong: People with BAs in liberal arts are currently more emplyable than those with a BA/S in business.
OP, your college should have a career counseling center. Go talk to them!