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MICUA Matters Newsletter

MICUA Members Connect Students to Jobs

According to a recent report published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, employers believe students need field-specific knowledge AND a broad range of skills to achieve long-term success. According to the survey, 80% of employers agree every college student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts, and 74% recommend a liberal arts education.

Fall 2017

According to a recent report published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, employers believe students need field-specific knowledge AND a broad range of skills to achieve long-term success. According to the survey, 80% of employers agree every college student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts, and 74% recommend a liberal arts education.

These results are not surprising to the MICUA member institutions. We know our graduates are prepared for all aspects of a life worth living—civic engagement, community involvement, social enrichment, AND career success. Despite anecdotal reports of low earnings by graduates of liberal arts institutions, the facts paint a different story. Based on the data, liberal arts institutions rank among the highest in the State in terms of mid-career salaries. Based on the 2017-2018 College Salary Report prepared by PayScale, ten of the top 15 best colleges in Maryland ranked by mid-career salary potential are liberal arts institutions, and nine of the top 15 are MICUA member institutions. Graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy top the list, followed by graduates of Loyola University Maryland (#2) and Johns Hopkins University (#3).

This issue of MICUA Matters explores campus activities to promote career connections through internships, experiential learning, job fairs, resume building, and networking. The foundation for a good job is excellent academic preparation, but our commitment to students doesn’t end there.

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