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Laurier’s Arts in Action Day explores the value of an Arts degree

Feb 28/14

The Wilfrid Laurier University community is invited to learn about programs, resources and clubs for Arts in Action Day. The day, taking place Thursday, March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Concourse on Laurier’s Waterloo campus, highlights the importance and value of studying the arts.

“Under pressure from parents, peers, and the media, students feel increasingly pressured to make educational choices directed towards success in a job market where precariousness rather than stability is now the norm in many occupations,” said Maria DiCenzo, professor in the Department of English and Film Studies and event organizer. “But in a rapidly changing world where narrowly focused skills can find themselves obsolete, the arts teach not only skills for jobs, but also skills for life.”

Arts in Action Day will include panels of faculty, students and alumni leading discussion on topics ranging from the role of the arts in emerging interdisciplinary fields to career paths for Faculty of Arts grads. The day will also be a great opportunity for students to:

  • learn more about departments and programs in the Faculty of Arts;
  • learn more about the many resources available to students, such as Career Services, Arts Advising, the Writing Centre and more;
  • and learn more about the exciting array of student clubs on campus.

The day is a collaboration of the Department of English and Film Studies and the Council for the Intellectual and Cultural Development of the Arts, a student-run and student-funded organization that aims to develop the academic, professional and social lives of students in the Faculty of Arts at Laurier’s Waterloo Campus.


 

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