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How to Make Your Liberal Arts Degree Sound Legit

Watch more How to Find a Job videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these steps to make your liberal arts degree sound legit and parlay your education into an asset. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Have confidence With at least 4 years of liberal arts education under your belt, you're probably proficient in B.S.; use it to your advantage by acting like you have complete confidence in your major. Step 2: Make it more familiar When referring to your major, compare it to something more professional-sounding. For example, "I majored in gender studies, which is a lot like human resources." Tip Avoid name-dropping classes you took or theorists you've read. You'll sound pretentious, not smart. Step 3: Emphasize real world application Talk about your extracurricular activities and specific projects you've successfully completed. Although your major may sound irrelevant, emphasizing your experience will prove you must have learned _something_ in school. Step 4: Associate your major with success Find a famous or successful public figure who had a major similar to yours. Tip Sally Ride, astronaut and first woman in space, was an English major. Step 5: Showcase skills Even a liberal arts education requires certain useful skills. Showcase strengths in areas like writing, research, time management, and critical thinking. And if all else fails, remember: the "real world" is just a social construct anyway. Did You Know? Dustin Hoffman, the star of the 1967 film _The Graduate_, never graduated from college.
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