The most up-to-date research on employer demands tells us two things. First, employers are clamoring for students who are adept in the core skills and knowledge central to the humanities, such as interpersonal, written, and oral communication, collaboration, leadership, ethics, knowledge about diversity/equity/inclusion and globalization, and critical thinking, to name only a few. Second, this research tells us that knowledge in the humanities has never been more important for our global, high-tech economy.
The Keystone Certificate can give you a significant edge on the job market and make you a stronger and more critical thinker.
And you can get the Keystone Certificate without adding time to your degree plan because you can complete it with courses that fulfill general education requirements!
For students in one of our STEM degrees, there has been a 62% increase in STEM graduates from 2010-2020 (U.S. Department of Education) while the projected job growth in STEM areas is only projected to increase 8.8% from 2017-2029 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). That means that the job market for STEM graduates is going to be very competitive. The Keystone Certificate will give you an edge over STEM graduates who cannot boast an understanding of how science and technology impact society, as well as additional training in the core skills and knowledge employers want most from students.
Similarly, students majoring in business need to be prepared for a very competitive job market. One way to stand out from all the others is to talk to prospective employers about how the Keystone Certificate helped you not only deepened your understanding of the relationship between society and business, but that it also helped you acquire the core skills and knowledge they most desire.
Students in all majors are welcome to complete the Keystone Certificate! In fact, regardless of your major, what you learn in humanities courses can be linked to any major and career goal. In addition ...yep, you guessed it...it gives you more practice in those core skills and knowledge most in-demand.
So, what are you waiting for? Join us now! We'd love to have you!
For more information, please contact Dr. Friederike Baer at [email protected].