“And what are you planning to do with your degree?” I’m sure every student pursuing a degree in the Humanities (the author included) was asked by family and friends exactly this question. Future generations of students are asking themselves why they should pursue a degree in which there are apparently no job prospects. But the Humanities aren’t dead yet! More and more business consulting companies like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group are hiring graduates with a Humanities degree and Humanities degree are sought by tech companies.
Here are some recent and not so recent articles concerning the graduates in the Humanities and jobs in the business and high-tech sector
Boston Globe humanities and business hand in hand
Washington Post Why we still need the Humanities in a STEM world
Forbes That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
NY Times Don’t Panic, Liberal Arts Majors. The Tech World Wants You.
What’s important in the end is that you should choose your degree based on your interests and not on your future salary