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  • Sue Gordon 10:29 pm on April 27, 2016 Permalink
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    “Think Critically” by guest blogger, Robert Mack, SIS ’12 of PublicRelay 

    This post is the second in a series on critical thinking and analysis, one of the top skills employers want you to have.   Here, SIS alum Robert Mack tells  how the critical thinking skills he learned here at AU  have been important to his career at PublicRelay.  Robert is currently a Media Analyst and Recruitment Specialist. 

    Think Critically, by Robert Mack

    Analyze; problem solve; synthesize; think critically. To anyone perusing CareerWeb’s listings, these terms quickly become a dime a dozen. Yet these words appear often for good reason – employers need individuals who can come up with simple solutions to massively complicated problems. As evidenced by a recent survey, 93% of employers highly value critical thinking skills – so highly, in fact, that they value critical thinking skills more than an applicant’s undergraduate major.[i] Writing as an AU alum who now works in a recruiting role, I can attest to the fact that critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills are in demand more than ever and that AU is a great place to perfect them.       (More …)

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  • Marie Spaulding 11:19 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink
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    What CAN you do with a Philosophy major? 

    Philosophy majors make happy people” according to one student who attended Philosophy Career Night on February 18, 2010.  Students had the opportunity to hear about the varied lives and careers of six Philosophy alumni.  Students at Philosophy Career Night learned such tips as “Studying Philosophy enables a deeper understanding of societal issues and a greater sensitivity to social justice” and “private sector can be useful for getting higher power jobs in nonprofits later”.

    Listen to our video to hear more of what students learned from our amazing alumni:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKyUFhJjfGg]

    If you couldn’t make the event here are tips the alumni shared:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wa-sDRdknQ]

     
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