Students will develop their gifts in pursuit of lives of worth and service.
The majority of seniors thought their college experience helped them acquire job- or work-related knowledge and skills.
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