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  •  Yeah right (0+ / 0-)

    We don't need no stinking liberal arts majors. Nobody to write the news or teach children or make art or any of the other liberal artsy things. Oh hell no, we need to squelch creativity and make everybody get down in the ditch or up in the attic or better yet out there in the morgue. Brilliant!
    Quit being a tool. Thanks.

    Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

    by cactusflinthead on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 09:25:25 PM PDT

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    •  we only need some of them (0+ / 0-)

      There's an issue when 70%+ or more of our graduates are major in Liberals arts without any sort of plan of what their going to do next. If you major in something that doesn't directly apply to a job, you better have a plan. Unfortunately for most people on my floor when I went to college, they ended up choosing the easiest major so we can party.

      We don't need 10 artists for every 1 engineer we produce, its just not practical in today's world.

      •  so... (0+ / 0-)

        you are all ready to tell someone to do what You want them to do?
        you have all their plans laid out before them.
        Get stuffed.
        You have no better plan for them than to put them in a puddle of sweat. I am there. I live there and breathe the dust of concrete. It does not serve me well. I would rather have the ten artists selling widgets because that is the gig they could find than ten engineers reckoning the next project that is so utterly removed from reality that it is trashed once it hits the work cycle.
        I have no problem with being a plumber, electrician or any of the other trades available. I would welcome the addition of thinking humans to my own trade, but I will not in any manner condone or approve of the dismissal of the liberal arts as any less than the bean counters.

        Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

        by cactusflinthead on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 10:35:32 PM PDT

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        •  Your not talking from a realistic standpoint (0+ / 0-)

          If you major in something that isn't applicable, you shouldn't expect to easily find a nice job out of college because you don't have the skills that employers need. Most of the new high-playing jobs are high tech. Your creative writing major isn't going to get your hired at one of these firms because they have almost no use for it.

          You can do whatever you want, but know that if you end up unemployed because you didn't have a solid plan its not the government's or wall street's fall, its your own fault.

          I mean for instance if you major in English, you should have plans to get a master's in education and be a teacher or something. That's actually a legit plan and if more young people actually had those planning skills, we'd all be a lot better off.  No one owes you a job after you graduate. You are entitled to the Pursuit of happiness, you are not entitled to happiness. Whether you are happy or not and your conditions are largely based on the decisions you made earlier in life.

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