ERIC Number: ED227794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Consider Your Options: Business Opportunities for Liberal Arts Graduates. Liberal Learning and Career Series.
Gould, Christine A.
Information is presented for liberal arts graduates concerning employment and training opportunities in business, based on a corporate hiring and training survey, interviews with liberal arts graduates who found rewarding careers in business, job-search strategies, and corporate profiles. Results of a survey of college recruiters from 61 leading firms in a number of industries are presented regarding the qualities they seek in job applicants, the skills that help students make the transition from the college campus to jobs, and the types of positions that are most readily available to liberal arts students in their companies. Information is also presented on corporate-sponsored training programs and tuition assistance programs. Interview answers of nine liberal arts graduates employed in business provide information on the current position, liberal arts skills used in the job, and deciding on a career in business. Information on the job-search process covers the following: self-assessment, sample resumes, the interview, after the interview, keeping records, and the final decision. Profiles of 24 companies are presented, along with the employer survey questions and responses, sample resumes, and forms for self-assessment and interview evaluation. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, Career Choice, College Graduates, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Industry, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Liberal Arts, Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Training Allowances
Association of American Colleges, Box LLC, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.