How should you introduce yourself at a networking event if you’re a liberal arts major interested in a business-related field?
Susan de la Vergne, founder of “The Liberal Arts Advantage,” published a blog response to this type of question. Essentially, Susan suggests that liberal arts majors (non-business or non-technical majors) refrain from mentioning that they are, say, an English major, until after mentioning some other things that captivate an employer’s attention. In other words, if your target employment is unrelated to your area of study, you could say something like, “Hi, my name is __________, a junior looking into [field of work]. My training in communication and analysis by studying English have given me a solid foundation to contribute in [field of work].”
On the other hand, if you’re pursuing work related to your degree, it may be to your advantage to boldly include your degree in your intro by saying, “Hi, my name is __________ and I’m a junior __________ major looking into [field of work].”
To learn more about introduction strategies for liberal arts majors, read Susan’s blog.