At Beloit, students live the liberal arts. There’s the comparative literature major who studied abroad in Russia, lives in the Outdoor Environmental Club’s house, and works at a public eye clinic in Africa after graduation. Or the pre-med biology student who choreographs and performs a dance piece.
There’s no fading into the woodwork. When you’re here, you’ll be called out in class and stopped in the library by professors who know you by name, just read your latest paper, or saw your most recent performance. But what differentiates Beloit from anywhere else is that you’re going to be put to work. Consider yourself warned.
[The Liberal Arts in Practice] Students here explore complex theory, but then get their hands dirty—whether in the lab, working an internship, or conducting research in the field. The Wright Museum of Art and the Logan Museum of Anthropology give students ample opportunity to create museum displays and curate full exhibitions. Students also work alongside sesasoned researchers to conduct original research and to publish papers in academic journals. They compose, farm, perform, research, write, derive, build, grow, govern, teach, cook, dig, and debate. Beloiters instruct middle-schoolers in hip-hop dance and maintain on-campus community gardens in their spare time.
[The Liberal Arts in Practice]They turn an all-encompassing, holistic education into any number of interesting careers. And then they change careers, sound in the knowledge that a background in the liberal arts allows them to draw from such a wide base of experience.
Scientists from Beloit go on to be teachers; artists go into business; majors in psychology and education fight forest fires; history majors go on to co-found major software companies; and almost everyone comes out a better writer than they went in.
These are Beloiters, and they are two things, indisputably: interesting and interested. See for yourself.
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