02 Jun '11, 11am

What a liberal arts education *really* teaches you: how to brag about your liberal arts education in the ST Forum.

SENIOR writer Sandra Davie's commentary ('Give the liberal arts a vocational slant'; Monday) brings up an issue which aspiring liberal arts students and their parents would be concerned about - whether liberal arts graduates will be able to secure good jobs. As liberal arts graduates ourselves, we were heartened by the launch of the Yale-NUS College. This local option was not available back in 2003 when we completed our A levels at Raffles Junior College and Hwa Chong Junior College respectively and thereafter, headed to the United States for a liberal arts education. We are twins and we graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College with honours degrees in French Studies (with a minor in East Asian Studies) and Anthropology (with a minor in religion) respectively. After graduation, we received job offers from US-based multinational companies. The issue of whether...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_675148...

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