Liberal Arts Colleges Emphasizing Practical Experience

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Monday, November 26, 2012

For many liberal arts college students home for Thanksgiving, the dreaded question likely was dropped sometime between the first bite of turkey and the final forkful of pumpkin pie.

"What kind of job do you hope to find with a major in history?" Or anthropology? Or, fill in the blank . . .

Smart kids strategically shifted the conversation, asking the entrepreneur or investment banker at the table about their own career path - a path that very well may have started in the humanities or social sciences. Then they seized the opportunity to network through well-connected family members and friends.

Wisconsin has a bounty of nationally recognized liberal arts colleges.

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