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Wall Street Journal: English and Foreign Language Majors are being "Employed at Higher Rates"

Submitted by Fis Assistant on October 26, 2016 - 4:46pm
Front cover of the Wall Street Journal

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal this week, employers increasingly prefer hiring graduates with liberal arts degrees! "Overall, pay for liberal arts graduates rose sharply for the class of 2015, moving closer to business graduates’ starting pay," the article claims. "...The pay numbers show employers are seeking hires with communication skills and comfort in multicultural environments." Many employers desire the soft skills that liberal arts graduates develop during their studies. There is especially good news for language students: "Those with degrees in English and in foreign languages also brought home bigger paychecks, with starting salaries rising 14.3% and 13.6%, respectively."

Check out the article here: "Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Scoop up English Majors"