I am the least likely Tech alumnus; I always struggled with math and science but I love the arts and storytelling. The bachelors program in Literature, Media, and Communication was one of the only programs I could find that gave me the freedom to evolve my understanding of storytelling in the context of a relevant degree program. Immediately following graduation, I became the Lead Designer in University Communications at Stanford University.
I benefited immensely from the experiences and perspectives I encountered in LMC classes. The program offers breadth through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts. The biggest benefit is constant exposure to new ideas and unique people combined with a rigorous approach to problem solving. With each class I took, I kept uncovering the rich and eclectic experience of the faculty there; getting to know my professors was rewarding and helpful - they're fascinating and one of the most valuable parts of being in LMC. Also, there's a growing alumni base at LMC, so while degrees these days are what you make of them, there's a great network here to connect with - we go on to do a lot of very different and fascinating things.
Me on the web: http://www.exactly1000words.com/