Carleton: Here’s how you turn your liberal-arts degree into a job

Just explore. (Carleton)

Carleton College classics professor Clara Shaw Hardy tells the Star Tribune that the college's Pathways website, which helps students figure out how to turn a liberal-arts degree into a career, reflects a relatively recent parental desire to make such education relevant:

“When I got here 20 years ago, I know I would have found it almost offensive. But there’s been a culture shift.”

Associate Dean Louis Newman says the site won't create a careerist mentality at the college:

“We had to make very clear from the get-go [that] this is all about exploring. It’s about branching out. The last thing in the world we want to do is start narrowing their interests too soon into some career path. That’s not the point of this kind of education.”

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