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UF alum headed to England after receiving Gates Cambridge Scholarship

“The University of Florida gave me tremendous opportunities, without which I would not be where I am today,”

Yevgen Sautin, UF alum

Choose Your Own Educational Pathways

“[T]he myth of the unemployed humanities major is just that: a myth, and an easily disproven one at that.”

The Myth of the Unemployed Humanities Major, November 11, 2015

Acquiring Broad Knowledge

“Eighty percent of employers agree that, regardless of their major, every college student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.”

- It Takes More Than A Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success, April 2013


“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.”

- Steven P. Jobs, iPad 2 Event, 2nd March 2011

STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future.

- STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future

Ten Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career

In a significant measure, the diploma we receive at graduation defines and symbolizes who we are and what we are qualified to do. But its true value is derived from what we have put into our head and our heart. A broad knowledge that includes the essentials of the humanities is an important complement to our scientific training.

- Dan Albert, AAAS

Want Innovative Thinking? Hire from the Humanities

You can hire liberal arts graduates yourself, or you can pay through the nose for big consulting firms to hire them to do the thinking for you.

- Tony Golsby-Smith, Harvard Business Review

Your College Major May Not Be As Important As You Think

In recent years, research into the importance of choice of major has led to a surprising conclusion: its really not all that important.

- Zac Bissonnette, The New York Times

The Top 5 Skills/Qualities Employers Seek

  1. Verbal Communication Skills
  2. Strong Work Ethic
  3. Teamwork Skills
  4. Analytical Skills
  5. Initiative

Source: Job Outlook 2011, National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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