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Response to rayshow (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 10:47 AM

11. One of my friends from high school went to the same private liberal arts university as I did,

then he completed an engineering program at Texas A&M. He had excellent writing skills and his minor in college was history. His ability as a writer placed him ahead of his contemporaries who only studied engineering. I believe that a liberal arts education provides some additional ability to express oneself and also have a sense of social consciousness that sometimes isn't found among individuals who focus on a single field. About one-third of the students at the university I graduated from are involved in social activities such as volunteer work in the community and there is also a decent percentage of students that are involved in study abroad programs.

Liberal arts students are also more adaptable to changes in the work environment and transitioning to new employment. In the modern economy it is unlikely that someone is going to working within the same type of job for their entire careers so being flexible and having an education that is diverse is a major advantage. My degree was in mathematics with chemistry as a minor, but now that I've been out of college for more than 30 years I've found new interests in politics, history, social advocacy, and music that came from a well-rounded education.

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