STOGoals: Informed Vocational Discernment and Resourceful Planning

Students will develop their gifts in pursuit of lives of worth and service



For example, students will be able to:

  • Use a wide variety of resources – both informational and interpersonal – to establish goals, make plans, and evaluate progress
  • Articulate the ways in which their liberal arts education will enrich their professional and personal lives after graduation
  • Understand vocation as both informing and reaching beyond their career choices
  • Develop a vocational vision that embraces their distinctive gifts, their understanding of God’s call, and the common good
  • Continue learning throughout their lives

Students can develop these abilities through experiences such as:

  • Attending talks on campus by professionals working in many different fields
  • Taking part in the sophomore Quo Vadis retreat
  • Pursuing student employment in an area they are considering as a possible career direction
  • Using course writing or speaking assignments as opportunities to reflect on vocation
  • Participating in Piper Center programs and services throughout their college experience
  • Enrolling in a course that examines unfamiliar topics or fields of study
  • Talking with faculty and staff, friends, and family about their gifts and goals

For more information about student learning outcomes, visit the college’s Assessment Results pages.