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Events for School Counselors
Counselor Workshop: The Value of a Liberal Arts and Science Education
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Widener University Main Campus
Widener University is proud to offer you and any member of your staff an inspiring professional development opportunity.
The Value of a Liberal Arts and Science Education
In conjunction with deans and faculty from Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, St. Joseph's University, and Widener University, this professional workshop will discuss how students benefit from obtaining a liberal arts degree. Additionally, we will discuss how as guidance counselors, you can begin the discussion with your students and make informed decisions about the value of a liberal arts degree.
In a 2014 study, done by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the following findings underscore how important liberal arts College graduates will succeed in the global economy.
- 9 of 10 employers want to hire graduates that have integrity, ethical judgment and the capacity for lifelong learning.
- More than 75% of employers indicated that liberal arts graduates have the necessary critical thinking, complex problem solving and excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Almost 75% of employers said they would highly recommend a liberal arts education to a high school senior as the best way to prepare in the global economy today.
Come join us! The workshop will help dispel negative stereotypes about a liberal arts degree and provide you with substantive information about how students engage in meaningful work and lead productive lives after graduation.
Please R.S.V.P by November 17th.
Questions on the workshop can be directed to Brion Morro at email@example.com.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Short presentations on liberal arts education at the presenters' colleges/universities.
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Coffee break
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion on the Value of a Liberal Arts and Science Education
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: The Value and Costs of a Liberal Arts and Science Education
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch with tables organized around questions, themes, and/or interest in particular institutions represented at the event