Liberal, a term that youth uses frequently for the excuse of not being disciplined. Very few of them know the actual meaning and importance of that. The term liberal was extracted from a Latin word called liberalis meaning "appropriate for free men".
Liberal art thus means the studies and skills that provide general knowledge and general intellectual skills inspite of some specialized knowledge or expertise
Historically, liberal art was parted in two groups of studies. One the Trivium, which involved grammar, dialect and rhetoric and the other, is Quadrivium involving astronomy, music, and geometry and arithmetic studies. Liberal art has been an interim part of the society. Its scope expanded in accordance with the change in society. It gave a whole new prospect to prosper with the introduction of humanities as a study.
Even today, in USA, liberal art serves as a subject for higher education in form of humanities. It is after this study that students do their specialization in professional courses like law, journalism and so on. Liberal arts as such contains subject like philosophy, history and literature.
What you are going to do next after a liberal arts degree? This is a common question that arises in the minds of people. Let's face it. Now-a-days liberal arts study is considered a waste of time. It's no more a prestigious study that puts you into some career. All a company demands is an expert in one or two fields.
But, some experts do not agree with it. They believe that most of the people who have been into this field are not much aware of the ways to reach their goals. One added factor to this condition is the lack of information and awareness about liberal arts.
Very few humans know about ample of specializations available once you get a degree. Rather very few know the tactics to market your degree. Marketing your degree, it is an art. It consists of expert's minds along with smart tactics used. However, in today's world it is quiet easy to market it.
The technologies like Internet have penetrated into the roots of society and it is through this technology that people can market their degree. Online liberal arts, online marketing are mere examples that cater to the needs of liberal art degree holders.
Just a few words enlisting the ways to market your liberal art degree:
Be proud and be loud: it's a batch of honor! Be proud of what you have achieved. Your colleagues and cousins are giving you tough time for your unmarketable degree? Get off it!
You will be surprised to know that till date communication holders are superior in society and are on major demand as no work can be done without communication, whether oral or written. The oral gets tougher to cope up with, but what's the problem?
A liberal art holder tends to have better communication skill and he can manage human resource, the most important factor in a work, very well because of philosophy and psychology.
Market the zeal: always take caution. You don't have to market your theory knowledge rather market your passion. The fire you carry in yourself should be shown to the client. Its only fire and passions that has market value and which could be sold easily.
Know your skills, polish and then market them: Be clear about your skills and boost them to enhance their shine. However, the polished material posses better values than the ores.