Choosing to pursue a degree from a small liberal arts college in the U.S. is sometimes seen as an unusual choice in Hong Kong, given the emphasis on “useful” majors such as business and economics, and “success” being equated with a high paying job in finance or law. However, given the changing future of work, and wanting to equip graduates and employees with twenty first century learning and skills, looking to the benefits of liberal arts education is an important consideration.
In this panel discussion, we will have a frank and honest conversation with professionals from a variety of fields and backgrounds who all pursued liberal arts degrees as undergraduates. We will discuss why they chose this path, and also gain an understanding of what aspects of their college learning helped them to achieve success in their respective fields, and how they see their education preparing them with skills such as creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Finally, the discussion will more broadly touch on the idea of “success”, and how each of them defines career success now and as they think towards the future.
This discussion is particularly relevant to anyone who wants to understand more about how a liberal arts curriculum positions graduates to succeed in the future of jobs and skills, as well as parents wanting to learn more about the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Hosted by Education Committee