Originally Posted by lithium180
What I can do, thanks to my liberal arts degree, is learn about almost any subject within a period of several weeks, write hundreds of pages of sparkling prose regarding my research findings, and distill those findings down in to clear, abbreviated oral and visual presentations. I am confident in my ability to learn and present across a broad array of disciplines and that my research will help senior managers make informed decisions that take in to account a wide array of relevant aspects (legal, financial, political, etc.).
I'm sorry, but what fucking hubris. The best you can do is take other people's ideas
and turn them into some slick gloss for a presentation. I have also met countless liberal arts graduates that a) cannot write well and b) do not have a broad background in and understanding of things I would consider part of being "educated" or "well rounded". You do not "learn about any subject within several weeks". Hell, it takes undergrads with a specialization years of actual on the job work to "learn about" their subject in depth.
If you want to tell me your degree has readied you to write a precis, I'll buy that. If you want me to believe that in less than two months you can learn about any subject, one you have never studied, I call bullshit. In fact, as all undergrads are required to take a core of gen-ed liberal arts courses, I would tell you that even the hardest core science major has aquired the skill set you vaunt through their gen ed courses. After all, if you can learn anything in several weeks, imagine the learning all those gen-eds gave the people with specialized knowledge.
Also, FYI: ASU actually is lauded in at least a couple of areas. You'd think someone with such an expansive education would know that!