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    Through the Humanities, Scranton Helps Students Find Their Calling

    Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs
    May 26, 2021
    By: Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., Acting President & Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

    This is an excerpt from Connections, the newsletter of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. You can read the full article here.

    When I think of the value of a Jesuit education, I am reminded of the famous line in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

    Beyond competence in one’s field, organizations most value those who can think critically, communicate effectively, and lead ethically. In other words, those with a Jesuit education.

    Employer surveys confirm this. According to a 2015 study by Hart Research Associates, 91% of employers agree that for career success, “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than his or her undergraduate major.”

    The very essence of the education we provide to our students at Jesuit colleges and universities is exactly what employers want, only they don’t necessarily use the same terms. They might not say a “liberal arts education,” or “an education grounded in the humanities,” or “Jesuit-educated,” but that is what they mean.

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