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Panel to explore "real-world" value of liberal arts education

Author: Arts and Letters

Together with the Career Center, the College of Arts and Letters will host “Time, Talent & Treasure: The Contributions of the Arts & Letters Major to Society, Business & Global Relations” at 6:00p.m. on Monday (October 3) in the McKenna Hall auditorium.

The event will feature a presentation by Doug Regan, a 1985 Notre Dame graduate who majored in English and is now chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Bank of Florida. Following Regan’s presentation, a panel of three students—representing the College’s three academic divisions (arts, humanities, and social sciences)—and two alumni will discuss the “real-world” value of the knowledge and skills acquired in Arts and Letters programs.

Open to both students and faculty members, the event will allow those in attendance to participate in the discussion with the alumni and student presenters, as well as learn about the variety of services available through the Career Center.

“We hope to make this an annual event that will allow students to explore the career applications of a liberal arts education,” says Dayle Seidenspinner-Nez, the College’s associate dean for strategic planning, advancement, infrastructure, and special projects. “It is a particularly appropriate program for all Arts and Letters students, as the Career Center offers career-planning services for students at each level, from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors.”

Students and faculty members interested in attending the program are asked to R.S.V.P. to Anita Rees at , but drop-ins are also welcome.

Originally published by Ted Fox at on September 27, 2005.