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FinleyStreet
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?

Financial Analyst, Accounting, something along those lines.


Pony-Vomit
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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I think he was talking high school/elementary


Yep, I realized that after the fact.


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Pony-Vomit
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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what's an "analytical skills job" ?


I would assume they meant some type of statistical analysis job. Applied Economics, Financial analyst, fiscal analyst, debt analyst, equity analyst, risk assesment?


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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Financial Analyst, Accounting, something along those lines.

well those are mainly certification-based areas where a degree isn't anything more than a trade school certificate

so no shite


Modern
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
A liberal arts degree is better than no degree


SlowFlowPro
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
BA in English from Yale

v.

Accounting degree from LSU


....and.......GO


FinleyStreet
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
Ehh, I've worked for several companies that had a slew of finance/accounting people without CPAs or CFAs.

Even still, while you don't have to get an Accounting/Finance degree to get a CPA 99% of those people have those degrees.


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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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BA in English from Yale


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yellowfin
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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BA in English from Yale

v.

Accounting degree from LSU


....and.......GO


I bet I can get the Accounting degree from LSU for way cheaper


veerbone
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
Yea. My truck needs washing pretty bad.


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GetBackToWork
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
yes. They often demonstrate writing skills and subjective analysis abilities beyond many from other fields. It is case by case, though.

I am, far too often, appalled by the communication skills college grads demonstrate in the work environment.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
i'm just saying that you're picking trades that have specific trade-degrees. it's a pigeon-holed example

that argument can be flipped. i wouldn't hire an engineering grade as a print editor, and neither would you



SlowFlowPro
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
i'm just talking about potential employees

i'm not talking shite about accounting or liberal arts. it's all relative and there are a bunch of factors that can change things


AstonM19
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
my gf has a liberal arts degree and just got $18K raise from work in the past few weeks ($9500 bonus plus a $8500 raise).

She makes $80k


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yellowfin
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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i'm just talking about potential employees



Me too, if that's my choices I'm hiring the one I can get the cheapest


Freauxzen
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
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BA in English from Yale

v.

Accounting degree from LSU


....and.......GO



Maybe even location doesn't matter and businesses should actually get back to training employees rather than expecting colleges to do that?



FinleyStreet
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
I agree - I was just answering the question as it was asked.


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McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
I know a lot of very smart and successful people with no college degree at all, so adding a liberal arts degree to that sort of base obviously wouldn't detract. Also, while my law degree (and more so, experience) help in business my most successful and fulfilling endeavors have nothing to do with law or my undergrad degree.


buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
After 5 years of work experience, your degree is largely irrelevant.

I have hired people with liberal arts degrees. I have one. I will continue to hire them, if their resume looks good.


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jack6294
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?
Yes


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