A Puget Sound Degree...

Puget Sound graduates are well-positioned to make an impact beyond campus. Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, our students develop the ability to evaluate information and construct knowledge, to make connections across disciplines, to build strong writing skills, and to embrace a desire for continued learning.

Employers seek a particular skill set in candidates. They look for the ability to:

  • Analyze, evaluate, and interpret data
  • Learn and apply knowledge
  • Identify problems and create solutions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Seek global understanding
  • Adapt to ongoing change
  • Undertake unfamiliar tasks
  • Develop and maintain professional networks

Puget Sound students learn to:

Analyze
Acquire knowledge and generate ideas
Organize information
Provide critical analysis
Connect related information/ideas

Communicate
Write clearly and persuasively
Develop strong listening skills
Present and debate arguments
Understand/meet needs of an audience

Relate
Develop strong interpersonal skills
Work effectively in teams
Understand other cultures
Evaluate solutions from a global perspective

Combining a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with experience gained through co-curricular activities such part-time employment and internships, club and organization involvement, volunteer work, etc., Puget Sound students develop the skills and competencies employers seek, regardless of their major.

Visit the Alumni Career Paths page to read extended interviews with alumni working in a variety of fields.