Liberal Arts Statement
Who knew "Change and Tradition" would have tangible application
after Butler? In the global marketplace, understanding and
respecting other cultures is critical to achieve business results.
I've supervised or worked with colleagues who have roots on 3
continents - and work daily with partners in India. Having been
exposed through literature and discussion to different cultures -
where we discussed both what might be different and what is
fundamentally the same - has helped me respect differences and work
with colleagues more effectively.
The most valuable aspects of my liberal arts degree are that I
learned to think critically and to learn. Having confidence in my
ability to engage in new subjects has allowed me to challenge the
status quo, create new roles, and to tackle large or ambiguous
problems. I may not be the most technical person in the room, but I
consistently provide leadership, facilitate the group's critical
thinking, ensure reasoned decision-making, and help define a
fruitful path forward. I also don't fear challenges or the unknown:
if I can pass Physical Chemistry with Dr. Su, I am willing to try
just about anything.
At Butler I developed depth in my major and breadth across many
other topics. That breadth has paid off in my professional life -
having had a Public Relations & Advertising class helps me
create internal communication plans - and personally: after 2
semesters of art history and a minor in music, I continue to sing
in my church choir and choose vacation destinations that take me to
some of the world's best museums - happily.