“You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career” by Katharine Brooks


Dr. Brooks is the Executive Director of the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest and previously spent ten years as the Director of Liberal Arts Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin.

The author takes a radically new approach to choosing a career path based on what the author calls “Wise Wandering”. The book would be of interest to anyone who has or feels there might be value in a degree that is not career specific like liberal arts. The author points out the value in these kinds of degrees by showing students the type of creativity that is valued in the workplace that these degrees often develop as well as how to evaluate your own life experiences as they apply to the workplace. She then goes on to offer ways to convey those skills to employers in interviews. An interesting book written at a time when the advantages of a liberal arts education are often not well explained.

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