Many people don’t understand what is meant by an education based in the liberal arts. Liberal arts classes help shape professionals into critical thinkers, empowering them with the confidence and flexibility to face new challenges, learn new skills and creatively problem-solve. And these are critical skills for sustained professional success.
In fact, one HSBC business executive at a recent Buffalo Business First panel said, “Those who can read, write and think will always have a place in a crowded market.” He went on to say that it’s the “hard skills” that help students find their first job, but the “soft skills” that allow for continuous growth and professional development. And those soft skills are built through coursework based in the liberal arts.