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Broad Liberal Arts Curriculum Gives Rare Critical Thinking Skills, Enables Graduates to Stand Out to Employers

Megan Elliott of The Cheat Sheet recently wrote that college graduates need five essential skills to find post-collegiate success: people, problem solving, leadership, and oral and written communication skills. While many employers are finding recent graduates lacking in these abilities, liberal arts graduates, especially those of Christendom College, are leaving school with these tools in hand — including problem-solving, or critical thinking skills. Understanding how to solve problems creatively and think outside the box is essential to employers; otherwise, workers…

Christendom’s Dr. Adam Schwartz Explains Sacramentalism of Tolkien in Academic Journal

Dr. Adam Schwartz, professor of history at Christendom College, was recently published in The University Bookman for his scholarly review of author Craig Bernthal’s Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle-earth. Schwartz, whose academic interests include the history of the Inklings and the Catholic literary revival, has been frequently published in the Bookman for his scholarly work on both J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton. In his article titled “The Holiness of Hobbitry,” Schwartz lauds Bernthal for providing a helpful…

Christendom’s Liberal Arts Curriculum Empowers Graduates with Needed Interpersonal Skills

Companies are eager to hire new college graduates but are finding that many lack the soft skills needed to excel in the workforce, according to a recent article by CareerBuilder. While many graduates with specialized degrees have broad technical knowledge, they lack these five skills — people skills, problem-solving skills, oral and written communication skills, and leadership skills. Christendom College students, through their liberal arts education, certainly learn people, or interpersonal, skills and have the ability to relate well with…

Employers Seek Recent Graduates with Soft Skills, Found Best in the Liberal Arts

According to a new article in USA Today, college graduates who majored in specialized fields are encountering a problem with potential employers: they lack the “soft skills” necessary to thrive and lead in the work place. With their focus on technical know-how over soft skills, these specialized degrees are limiting graduates’ chances after college, while the communication and leadership skills best provided by a proper liberal arts education are helping other graduates, like those from Christendom College, find success following…

Practical College Majors Appear Irrelevant to Successful Careers, Says Chronicle of Higher Education

In a recent article posted on The Chronicle of Higher Education, author Cecilia Gaposchkin asserts what survey after survey has reported in recent years: getting a fulfilling career is not necessarily linked to a specific major or specific content learned, but rather the abilities to think critically, communicate well, and be adaptable — all of which are learned through a proper liberal arts education. “The premise that choosing a major is choosing a career rests on the faulty notion that…

Christendom’s John Cuddeback to Speak at Seton School’s 2015 Graduation

Christendom College’s Dr. John Cuddeback will be the commencement speaker for Seton School’s 2015 graduation ceremonies on Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Manassas, Va. Seton School, founded by Anne Carroll, wife of Christendom founder Dr. Warren Carroll, will graduate sixty high school students at the ceremony — eleven of whom will be attending Christendom this fall. Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, Seton School has a long history of sending its students to Christendom…

Christendom’s Summer Program Counselors Gearing up for the Best Week Ever

The most-popular, well-attended, and highly ranked pre-college summer program of its kind is set to begin in June when Christendom College’s “Experience Christendom Summer Program” launches the first of its six one-week sessions this summer. With approximately 48 students in each session, the admissions office expects to have 288 participating rising high school seniors on its campus this summer, giving them an amazing opportunity to discover more about Christendom’s unique educational and cultural offerings.  While on campus, the students will…

Alumnus Credits Philosophy Degree with Success in Creating Law Firm

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, the skills gained from a liberal arts degree are helping college graduates stand out from the pack of today’s specialized majors, thanks to their critical-thinking and leadership skills. For Christendom College alumnus James Minick (’06), the skills earned through his philosophy degree led him to success in law school, and propelled him to become the CEO of his own law firm. Minick is one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States,…

Christendom College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class, Honors Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand and Bishop Paul Loverde at Commencement Ceremonies

Christendom College celebrated its commencement weekend on May 15-17, awarding a record one hundred and two bachelor of arts degrees to graduating seniors, as well as honoring Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand and the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington. Bishop Loverde celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass and received an honorary doctorate from the college during the commencement ceremonies. Dr. Von Hildebrand was awarded Christendom’s St. Catherine of Siena Award before delivering the commencement address. Von Hildebrand…

US News & World Report Lauds Liberal Arts as Foundation for Leadership

In a recent US News & World Report article, “The Risky English Major? Not So Fast,” author Dan Glaser lays out some facts about liberal arts degrees and their success in the workplace. He begins by warning students to learn the facts about the economy and to not make a life-shaping decision based on misplaced fears and incorrect economic assumptions. “Fear arises because we live in an age of risk, uncertainty and relatively high levels of unemployment and underemployment,” he…

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