Parents Liberal Arts
A liberal arts education prepares you for a wide variety of careers, including those that have not even been invented yet. Training leads to employment, but education leads to deep and meaningful personal development. Wabash College’s liberal arts curriculum provides both. The “liberal” in liberal arts has nothing to do with politics; it means that learning in this tradition liberates your mind.
People who are clear thinkers and effective communicators (skills honed in philosophy or rhetoric as well as or better than anywhere else) often end up as the employers or managers of those who have only specific technical skills. One estimate puts the average number of careers a person born after 1990 will have at ten (not ten different jobs in the same career, but ten different careers). A person with a broad, liberal arts education is uniquely equipped to thrive in such an economy, because the skills Wabash students develop are widely transferable and adaptable.