Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities

Research about Employment & the Workforce 

“To Survive a 5G Future, Get a Liberal Arts Degree.” The Hoya, 2016.

“Defining a 21st Century Education: At a Glance.” Center for Public Education, 2009.

From Hard Times to Better Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015.

The Economic Value of College Majors. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015.

National Association of Colleges and Universities 2018 Salary Survey: Starting Salary Projections for Class of 2018 New College Graduates.

“The Growing Importance of Labor Skills in the Labor Market.” The National Bureau of Economics Research, 2017.

“The Top Jobs in Ten Years Might Not Be What You Expect,” Fast Company, 2018.

“The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love,” New York Times, 2016.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2016. “Employment by Major Occupational Group.”

Burning Glass Technologies. 2015. "The Human Factor: The Hard Times Employers Have Finding Soft Skills"

“Who’s the Largest Employer in the U.S.? Hint: It’s a Government Agency.” Belleville News-Democrat, 2016.

“JOBS: Don’t Forget the Public Sector.” Time, 2016. 

Nonprofit Employment Practices SurveyTM Results, 2016.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Nonprofits in America: New Research Data on Employment, Wages, and Establishments.” 2016.

“What Will it Take to Get a Nonprofit Job in 2020?” FastCompany, 2015.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). 2018. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2017. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2016. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2015. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2014. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2013. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2012. "Job Outlook."

NACE. 2011. "Job Outlook."

Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success. Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Hart Research Associates. 2013. It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success. Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Hart Research Associates. 2010. Raising the Bar: Employers’ Views on College Learning in the Wake of The Economic Downturn. Association of American Colleges and Universities.

“Why America’s Obsession with STEM Education is Dangerous,” Washington Post, 2015.

“Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won’t Outearn You Forever,” The Wall Street Journal, 2016.

“The Workplace Realities”, 2008.

“Grow Better Managers the Google Way.” CBS Money Watch. 2011.

“The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market”, 2017. 

Collaborative Overload,” Harvard Business Review, 2016.


"The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills, and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution." World Economic Forum, 2016.  


" Entry Level Applicant Job Skills." Society for Human Resource Management, 2016.

“Polanyi’s Paradox and the Shape of Employment Growth.” National Bureau of Economic Research. 2014.

"The Future of Jobs: The Future of Jobs Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution"

“Six Leadership Practices For ‘Wicked’ Problem Solving.” Forbes, 2016. 

“IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success.” 

Creativity and the Role of a Leader

What is Creative Problem Solving? 

Computer Skills that Will Help You Get Hired

Shaping an Ethical Workplace

National Business Ethics Survey of the U.S. Workforce

Top CEOs Place High Value on Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility to Drive Business

The Five Most Common Unethical Behaviors in the Workplace

A History of Business Ethics

Bentley on Bloomburg: The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

How to Lead the Push for Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity Policies Rarely Make Workplaces Fairer, and They Feel Threatening to White Men

Two Types of Diversity Training that Really Work

Why Diversity Matters


Five Reasons Why Diversity is Good for Business

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Why Some Teams are Better Than Others

The Wage Gap: The Who, How, Why, and What to Do

The Women's Leadership Gap: Women Leaders by the Numbers

Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace: Report of Co-Chairs Chai R. Feldblum and Victoria A. Lipnic

2017 Workplace Equality Fact Sheet

How to Fix Racial Inequities in The Workplace

Understanding the Importance of Culture in Global Business

Different Strokes: How to Manage a Global Workforce

Global Awareness Important in All Business

World Economic Outlook Update, January 2018: Brighter Prospects, Optimistic Markets, Challenges Ahead

Leadership in a Knowledge Economy: Building an Innovative Marketing and Branding Association

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have In Common

Does Valuing Diversity Behavior Result in Diminished Performance Ratings for Non-White and Female Leaders?

Fact #1: the U.S. Workforce is Becoming More Diverse

4 Decision-Making and Problem Solving Examples in the Workplace

8-Step Process for Leading Change

Kotter’s Eight Step Leading Change Model

Today’s Students Need Leadership Training Like Never Before

Why Leadership Storytelling is Important

The Educational Pathways of Leaders: An International Comparison

The Industries Hiring the Most College Grads in 2018

This is the Fastest Growing Job in America. Here’s How Much It Pays

Employers Find Soft Skills Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply

The Skills Gap Is Actually An Awareness Gap -- And It's Easier To Fix