The Liberal Arts Advantage
preparation for career, preparation for life
Explore how study of the liberal arts at Boston College develops the ability to think critically, to analyze complex concepts, to make reasoned decisions, and to communicate effectively.
Nothing could have prepared me better for law school and life as an attorney than majoring in English at Boston College did. I most value the writing and speaking skills I developed as an A&S undergraduate student. My professors pushed me to become a more thorough and well-reasoned writer, and my workload as an A&S student kept me reading and writing constantly. —Recent Arts & Sciences Graduate
tools and tactics
Where will your major lead?
Search and networking strategies:
According to Forbes Magazine, the five top skills that hiring managers are looking for in college graduates are abilities to:
3. Obtain and process information
5. Communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization
4. Make decisions and solve problems
In a survey of recent alumni, A&S graduates said these are the skills they gained at Boston College
Tools for planning the future
Career Center’s Endeavor Program brings together sophomores, alumni, and faculty to explore career opportunities
Inspiring careers in STEM
Alexa Fleischman '11 is cofounder and CEO of Savvy Society, a San Francisco-based start-up that aims to inspire the next generation of women in STEM through 3-D-printed fashion.
I loved the multidisciplinary nature of an A&S degree, and the flexibility it offered in terms of allowing me to design my course load based on what I was interested in. I especially loved that there was always a Jesuit identity tied into each class, in that I was consistently reminded that my educational experience was not just about fulfilling my own goals but also about building a career that would serve others. —Recent Arts & Sciences Graduate