Liberal Arts Essay

Exit Essay

Essay Subject and Instructions

Suppose that you and your business partner are screening job applications, hoping to hire an office receptionist/clerk. Then suppose that you have eliminated all applicants but two, and that these two applicants have virtually identical skills, experience, and recommendations. You notice one potentially significant difference in their educational backgrounds: One completed a two-year degree with a liberal arts program; the other completed a two-year degree in a program without a liberal arts emphasis.

As you prepare to interview the two applicants, what differences might you suggest that your business partner watch for as a result of that difference in the applicants’ educational programs? In other words, what potential advantages might you hope to see in the candidate with a liberal arts background? Write a fully developed paragraph or short essay (about 300 words) in which you prepare your business partner to watch for those differences.

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