The Importance of Introspection in Career Assessment

The ancient Egyptians supposedly had a saying: “Man, know thyself, and you are going to know the gods.” If I had to amend that statement to sum up this “Liberal Arts at Work” intersession class, it would probably be: “Liberal arts student, know thyself, thy interests, thy passions, thy summer jobs, thy accomplishments, thy favorite… Read More The Importance of Introspection in Career Assessment

On Feeling, Thinking, Liberal Arts, & Careers

I recall an MTBI-fueled fever sweeping my undergrad campus in early 2010: everywhere, I heard mutterings of thinking or feeling, introverted or extroverted, oh yeah, well, what’s your percentage? There was a genuine excitement attached to this new method of categorizing ourselves, and I was not immune. I boasted the ENTJ assignation, and I was… Read More On Feeling, Thinking, Liberal Arts, & Careers

Mining for Gold in this Class

This class was more like an upbeat, fun, slightly intimidating excavation site than an overwhelming professionalization workshop. Most students walked into class carrying a heavy load of criticism, which their society, upon declaring a humanities major, had placed upon them. English majors are regularly told, “Well, you won’t make any money,” and otherwise lectured on… Read More Mining for Gold in this Class