Ok question time



  • Ok here we go question time & before someone says " goggle it " - - -I already did so that’s that. My question is & what I am looking for an answer to is - -Can someone please break it down for me for an old dirt farmer with a simple mind: So in simple terms when a player - -such as Frank is - when his major is Liberal arts and Science - -I plain simple English what kind of work field does that break down to? - -What is it would he be doing? - -Just curious? - -Simple easy feedback Please - -I’m not trying to be smart a- - I don’t know , would like to know , out of curiousity -what do people like this, what is the job field they are in - -goggled it and it was really detailed, to detailed for me - - -looking for something short and sweet - -Thanks everyone - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Non-specialized degrees and certifications often lead to non-specialized career fields.

    There isn’t a ‘common career field’ for liberal arts degrees. They can end up doing just about anything; oftentimes, in careers where their degrees actually have no bearing on them getting the job. Once in that job, their performance can heed specialization and certain levels of “professionalism.”

    An unspecialized college degree, in my opinion, is often no more than a nice piece of paper and some information to start building a resume with. It sometimes opens doors for you, but probably less so than the relationships and networking you can build while on campus.

    Just my perspective. I’m sure there are many more thoughts on this.



  • I’ll take a simple stab at it. In includes many majors underneath it. Both my boys were accepted in the college of liberal arts and sciences -or clas. One was a chemistry major and the other a journalism, marketing, strategic communications major, both undergrad degrees. Does that help? In other words there are many majors under that.



  • I couldn’t find out if Frank is earning a Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts (BGS), or if he is getting a Bachelor of Arts in some area not made public. One site refers to his major as “Liberal Arts”, which in the College of LAS program is listed as the major when you get the BGS degree. It is considered to be the broadest area of study in Liberal Arts.

    I remember in the 70s that BGS degrees were kind of looked down upon because they didn’t have as stringent of requirements for the degree. I don’t know if that is true anymore. The degree was often obtained by kids who switched majors a lot or couldn’t make up their minds.

    A broad Liberal Arts study is wonderful preparation for many fields. It can include intro and advanced courses as technical as does a major in math or in a physical science ranging from astronomy to zoology, or courses culturally oriented like sociology and philosophy, plus significant exposure to standards like a foreign language and English. I have known premed and prelaw students who had concentrations in psychology and found it extremely useful in their professional schools.

    Hope this helps.



  • @Blown

    I was talking to a new employee at the main bank I use and we started talking about education. She had a liberal arts degree. I thought they would only hire from more specific degrees… like finance. She told me HR ran the statistics and they have better luck hiring those with liberal arts degrees…



  • @jayballer54

    also, Keep in mind with Frank Mason specifically: He just completed a four year interview with national exposure at the highest level.

    He demonstrated a work ethic that was second to none, exceptional leadership skills, and the right attitude to be successful.

    If he pursues a career outside of basketball that aligns with his aptitude, the sky is the the limit.



  • It’s basically just a degree. It will definitely open doors. But won’t lead to a specific career. As many don’t use their degree as intended this isn’t a bad route to go. It’s also one of the few (only?) degrees you can complete thru KUonline (@$377 per hour -ouch!)



  • @drgnslayr Yeah, my sister uses her animal science degree at the bank she works at as a manager.

    Moral of the story, just get a degree.



  • My undergrad degrees are in Psychology and Spanish Literature.

    A friend of mine used to always tell me with my psychology degree and a quarter I could get a cup of coffee.



  • @dylans

    Absolutely. Better… get a degree in something you are interested in, regardless of the associated professions around it.



  • @Blown

    Impressive! I started college working towards med school and changed my mind… but couldn’t decide, so I went for business administration because I knew I would be in business. Then went on for a masters of science.

    I’m just glad school was reasonably priced back then. No loans!



  • My daughter parlayed her KU “Art History” degree into a lucrative career with an architectural lighting firm in Chicago. Signed herself up for interviews at the business school and convinced one employer that lighting is art…the rest is history.



  • @CRH107 Treat people well, build relationships, network, and interview well. Goes an awful long way.



  • @Blown

    Spot on!



  • @Blown have awards like frank Mason will help too!🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    I’ve got a ribbon… does that count?! lol



  • @Crimsonorblue22 some of us (me) will never be able to have awards like Frank The Tank Mason



  • @Blown

    I’m proudly on that list with you.



  • @Blown but we can all work like he did and encourage our kids to be like frank! Or any other kids! Great role model



  • I’m sure Frank knows this… but I really want him to know that Lawrence (along with all Jayhawks everywhere) is there for him. He will probably travel a long ways away from us, but he is fam forever!


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