And yet some reports hold that the tech sector is favoring those with a liberal arts background. Sheer technical training isn’t enough to be competitive. You’ve gotta have some sort of edge, and let me tell you all, as a former tutor and now someone who does a bit of hiring: a lot of non-liberal arts students send resumés hastily slapped together, cover letters full of errors (if they send a cover letter at all), and portfolios that show a complete lack of creativity or thinking for oneself. Knowing how to read and write and being able to solve problems creatively are essential to making it in today’s workplace. A well-rounded education that includes the liberal arts supports that.

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