10 Jun '11, 4pm

An Arts Education is Essential to Success

An Arts Education is Essential to Success

In job announcements and interviews, employers constantly ask about your creativity -- creative problem solving, creative thinking, creative data-entry. They slap creativity to the front of any job qualification in the hopes of attracting applicants who aren't automatons. Even if they are automatons themselves. But what does this really mean in the workplace? It means being able to think ahead and predict outcomes. It means having the mental practice of going through scenarios quickly to come up with solutions that are efficient and elegant. It means being able to think on your feet without hand-holding or too much direction. Being creative means being in charge of your work, from start to finish. When I was studying music as an undergraduate at UNLV, I was solely responsible for my own improvement and artistry. If there was a particularly difficult passage I couldn't mana...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/an-arts-educat...

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