My liberal arts education was quite valuable. Liberal learning exposed me to books and music, the science and philosophy that helped me form disciplined yet creative habits of thought that are not reducible to the material circumstances of one’s life. There is a promise of freedom in liberal arts education, particularly at Susquehanna University. It is no surprise that many other liberal arts graduates can be found disproportionately in leadership positions in politics, culture, and the economy. This is the case in Washington, DC, where I have established my personal and professional network.
Having a well-rounded education is crucial in connecting with people from all walks of life. My studies in sociology and anthropology still have an impact on my personal and professional life today. That said, it is important to develop a certain type of skill or specialty while pursuing a well-rounded education—whether that specialty be writing, computer programming, finance, or foreign languages. To be employable it is important to be knowledgeable, ambitious, flexible, and skillful. All of these attributes can be attained and fine-tuned through a liberal arts education.
It is no surprise that many liberal arts graduates can be found disproportionately in leadership positions in politics, culture, and the economy. This is the case in Washington, DC, where I have established my personal and professional network.
The biggest asset a liberal arts education has is access to a multitude of disciplines, which allows students to study and learn about the world around them, in and out of the classroom.
Moreover, liberal arts institutions have a low student-to-faculty ratio, which leads to greater student access to university professors. Larger institutions generally focus more on research and cater less to the needs of students. For me, the student-professor relationship has led to long-lasting relationships, personally and professionally.