These are the characteristics that both employers and graduate schools have said they would like to see in their applicants (AIS survey). Interdisciplinary studies is one of the best preparations for achieving these results.

  • Asks questions
  • Determines goals and meets them
  • Open-minded, independent thinker
  • Adaptable, not afraid to try new things
  • Creative and innovative
  • Adapts textbook knowledge to the real world
  • Continues to grow and learn
  • Skills
    • Problem-solving
    • Research
    • Writing
    • Oral communication
    • Listening
  • Team-spirited, understands group dynamics, works well in group settings, willing to help others
  • Sees the big picture (not just an area of specialization)
  • Diversity-aware, treats others with dignity and respect