Career Skills

Success in engineering requires technological expertise, to be sure, but also the ability to explain technology to others, to understand the social consequences of your work and to persuade people of its importance.  Writing and speaking coherently and effectively, understanding the world around you, and reasoning logically and ethically – these are all important in resolving real-world problems.  And these are the essential capabilities enhanced by a broad Wesleyan education.

One of the complaints of those who attended a four-year undergraduate program in engineering is that they immersed themselves so early and exclusively in the very activities they were to pursue for the rest of their lives; they often regret the lost opportunities to pursue other interests that might have been meaningful.

The liberal arts can add a powerful dimension to a career based in technology – and be a source of satisfaction over your lifetime.