Liberal Arts in the Workforce: A Student’s Perspective

The scariest question that looms over students’ heads as they approach their final year of college is: “what are you going to do after you graduate?” I still cringe at the thought of laying down a concrete plan for my “grown-up” life. However, I can take comfort in the fact that I have a flexible …

Confessions of a Communications Major

My name is Christie Pearce. I am a communications major and I love what I do. Man, does it feel good to get that off of my chest. The modern economically-minded person might believe that students enroll in liberal arts colleges because we do not want to be trained in what is really important: medicine and …

OU Student, Aspiring Ambassador Invited to Speak to Atlanta International Students

Every year the Atlanta Ministry for International Students hosts a welcome reception for international students who are studying in Atlanta. This fall’s 36th annual reception was held at Spelman College and Oglethorpe’s own Anwaar Abu Shugair ’16, a native of Jordan, was invited to address the hundreds of students who are making Atlanta universities their temporary …

U.S. News Ranks Oglethorpe Among the Nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges

U.S. News has released their annual list of the nation’s Best Colleges and Oglethorpe is ranked among the top 250 liberal arts colleges, at #164. After 27 years of ranking colleges, the U.S. News list continues to be one of the most respected, with their many categories that help prospective students find the perfect fit for …

2012 Symposium Spotlights Oglethorpe Students’ Academic Accomplishments

On Tuesday, the OU community gathered for the 2012 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium to celebrate the academic achievements of our students. The annual event provides OU students with a platform to present their own work—and fellow students, faculty, parents, and staff take the opportunity to learn more about the various topics, support the presenters, and engage in passionate discussions. Nearly 200 students presented during more than 30 sessions about topics drawn from a wide variety of disciplines.

Liberal arts majors are very hirable | The Courier

http://wcfcourier.com/news/opinion/guest_column/liberal-arts-majors-are-very-hirable/article_51793bc4-79b5-11e1-9bb6-001a4bcf887a.html By Martha J. Reineke and Margaret Holland   In his March 25 column, Courier Business Editor Jim Offner acknowledges traditional goals of a “well-grounded college education:” to expose students to great thinkers and to develop skills needed to answer perennial questions about human life. Nevertheless, Offner claims that employers’ demand for “highly specialized workers” …

Oglethorpe Magazine Examines “The Art of Critical Thinking”

Attention all OU alumni, parents, students and friends—the latest issue of Oglethorpe’s award-winning Carillon magazine is here! This issue delves into the role of liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century and features articles written by senior Foss Baker and Dr. Brian Patterson, assistant professor of computer science & mathematics, President Schall, and our new provost, Dr. Denise von Herrmann.  Read stories about Oglethorpe alumni …

The Internship Hunt: A Recent Oglethorpe Graduate’s View

Although an internship is a vital piece of any junior or senior’s college experience, finding and applying for the right one can be fraught with difficulty and second guessing. I have found that through my experience, sometimes college kids might be putting a little too much emphasis on finding the “perfect” internship and not enough …

Do What Oglethorpe is Forcing You to Do

My dad often used the phrase “college teaches you how to learn.” I don’t know where he got it from, or if it was his own invention. All I know is that it made no sense in high school. I would question it because it essentially made college useless. Every high school kid knows how …