It was to be the perfect degree — you studied the arts, allowing yourself to experience the diverse philosophies, the revolutionary designs. All days were devoted to understanding the world and its many cultures. The purpose was to learn all you could, to expand your capabilities. A liberal education was assumed to be wanted among all companies. It would, after all, allow you to prove yourself as broadly defined.
Such definition, however, is perhaps too broad.
Because your current company is not impressed with what you have to offer. Your time in college instead underwhelms, offering none of the wanted courses, the expected logic. You chose the arts and there is, you’ve found, little way to apply them to business.
Too often are individuals shocked to discover that their liberal degrees (promised always to be worthy) are not what industry favors. They provide knowledge but it is far too wild, with information spread among a variety of subjects. The specificity of business is not offered — and this can become the deciding factor between receiving a promotion and being disregarded entirely.
Should your path lead you to corporations and their quests for money, it is essential that you prove an understanding of what is truly needed: an education that is tailored purely toward capitalism. All classes must have a direct impact on business, finance and how to combine the two. Degrees should be sought that offer practical applications and an understanding of profits. And the liberal choices — while providing joy — simply don’t offer functionality.
Create a college experience that is meant to impress: take the necessary courses; earn the wanted credits; and offer a diploma that proves your good sense. You need to streamline your education, rendering it fully effective — rather than too expansive.
Understand what companies are seeking and do your best to obtain it. Ignore the arts for business; and succeed finally with your career.