Is your degree preparing you for a future that gives you mobility into more than just one job or career?
McCrindle Research published data stating that the average Australian employee changes jobs once every 3 - 4 years and over a lifetime can expect to have 5 different careers.
The current job market trends raise some serious questions for students in considering their academic and career futures:
What happens when you want to change careers but your degree qualifies you for only one field?
What pathway should you choose without knowing which jobs will be in high demand in 20 years?
A multidisciplinary liberal arts education provides the sort of flexibility you need to succeed in a fluctuating and uncertain job market.
By cultivating “transferable” skills—like critical thinking, effective communication, managing complexity, creative problem-solving, asking good questions, and synthesising data into arguments—the liberal arts equip students to pursue a broad range of careers. Some of the most common are teaching, journalism, law, public policy, business, history, international relations, marketing, ministry, philosophy, social science, and academia.
Whereas a specialised undergraduate degree trains people for their 1st job, a liberal arts degree enables them to move into a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th job more easily.
A LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE AT THE MILLIS INSTITUTE FORMS NOT A TOOL FOR ANY SINGLE CAREER BUT A KEY TO UNLOCKING MANY.
Employers recognise the importance of hiring workers with sound reasoning, analytical and communication skills. Global industry leaders like Apple™ and Google™ have been intentional about hiring liberal arts graduates.
"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing."
– Steve Jobs