Did you know that, “9 percent of the 100 richest people on the Forbes list studied arts in college — more than those who majored in economics (8 percent) and finance (3 percent)?” An article on The Daily Princetonian highlights several corporate leaders who found success in the corporate world by majoring in art history.
“’Majoring in art history allowed me to relate to and understand the psychology of the creative mind,’ says Sara Dennis ’87, who has been senior vice president at top fashion companies, including Lands’ End. Dennis has drawn from art history again and again, because ‘the beauty of the major is that the student can explore a plethora of topics, from science to politics.’”
With one in five American undergraduates majoring in business, those with art history degrees stood out from the crowd. Their arts degrees made them creative, culturally aware, and well-rounded employees at companies such as Guggenheim Partners, Meetup, Morgan Stanley, NBA Entertainment, and others.
To read their stories, visit The Daily Princetonian.