Sure, there are so many special things that come with attending any college. Tons of different opportunities and activities, new relationships of all kinds, a huge amount of independence—it’s like a whole new world! But of all schools, the liberal arts represent one of the most interesting corners of the college landscape. In this day in age, there is so much pressure for students to find jobs after they graduate, that many think attending a business or marketing school is their only option for success. Well, this is definitely not the case. Keep reading to find out some benefits that are only unique to a liberal arts student!
You are receiving background worldly knowledge that you can apply to any business setting.
Sales and business, those things can be learned through experience. Worldly, historical, timeless knowledge is something that is easier learned than experienced. Therefore, liberal arts students excel because they are able to learn all the business tactics they need in the real world from life experiences and then apply their past studies of worldly knowledge on top of those experiences.
Liberal arts students are some of the smaller, more exclusive communities on college campuses, creating a valuable bond.
This is unique to a liberal arts college because it sets up an atmosphere that rubs off on everyone. Liberal arts schools tend to boast small (and often exclusive) populations. In a community that small, its almost impossible not to bond. This comfortable atmosphere can help you strive in all areas of college life. It gives you the freedom to be the real you and feel comfortable while doing so.
You will learn many universal skills, all of which you can apply to any profession.
You’ve heard the phrase “well-rounded education” since kindergarten, but at a liberal arts college you really can obtain universal skills in the classroom that can be applied to your everyday life! At a liberal arts college, you’re mastering material in your area of expertise, but your curriculum also incorporates skills (academic AND real world) from many other disciplines. EVERYTHING CONNECTS!
You have the opportunity to really get to know a great variety of different people.
Liberal arts colleges tend to be small, so the connections and relationships that you make are often much more influential on you as an individual. In any college, you will undoubtedly meet many people. But a liberal arts college gives you the opportunity to engage with people whose backgrounds and interests could be completely different from yours.
As a liberal arts student, your underlying drive to learn produces a prestigious yet humble environment.
At a liberal arts school, prestige and humility go hand in hand. There is a great sense of a humble environment. While liberal arts schools tend be small and therefore fairly exclusive, they actually often breed a pretty humble environment.
While liberal arts schools are FULL of talented people in all fields of study, everyone knows that they are there to learn and grow. This combination of close-knit community and underlying drive to learn produces an environment that is both ambitious AND humble.