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"A liberal education encourages students to consider their eventual roles in working for the good of individuals and of the community. It encourages students to consider which values they would like to express through a good and decent life. It encourages students to view their experiences in a larger context of history and social change. This gives young people a greater sense of purpose in life."

                                                                                          - Susan DiBiase - UNC Greensboro

 

The University of Montevallo Career Development Center staff is committed to assisting students with not only developing a career plan but in finding meaning and purpose in life through their chosen vocation. Students are encouraged to enter into a journey of vocational discernment, which reflects and compliments the University’s liberal arts mission.

To Learn more about the Vocational Discernment process, click on the diagram below or contact the Career Development Center (665.6262) to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

Freshman Year EXPLORE |Sophomore Year EXAMINE | Junior Year ENGAGE | Senior Year EXECUTE

Find Meaningful purpose in life by pursuing activities that support your vocation or calling

FRESHMAN YEAR: EXPLORE

Find meaningful purpose in life by pursuing activities that support your vocation or calling

-Vocational Discernment Workshops  - students begin to engage in a process of self-awareness, exploration, discernment, and design. Students will individually:

Complete assessments  and explore individual talents
Begin to discern a vocational path/calling
Explore careers correlated to one’s unique calling (read, talk, do)
Explore curricular activities to support one’s vocational calling
Explore/introduce co-curricular activities to support one’s calling
Establish a tangible path (virtual resume)

 

To schedule an individual appointment with a career counselor by calling 665-6262.

SOPHOMORE YEAR: EXAMINE

Find meaningful purpose in life by pursuing activities that support your vocation or calling

Vocational Discernment Workshops  - students  more closely examine their individual process and refine their individual paths . Students will:
Select a career that compliments one’s chosen vocation
Select a major to support one’s vocational path
Select co-curricular activities to support one’s vocational path
-Students examine and engage in opportunities to support curricular and co-curricular interests, which may include:

Leadership Roles

Internships

Undergraduate Research

Service Learning

Study Away

Interdisciplinary Studies

Work Experience

Honors Courses

Community Service

To schedule an individual appointment with a career counselor by calling 665-6262.

JUNIOR YEAR: ENGAGE

Find meaningful purpose in life by pursuing activities that support your vocation or calling

  • Student engages in chosen curricular activities

  • Students engage in chosen co-curricular and professional activities that support their personal vocational path and provide opportunities for relationship building

  • Students further integrate liberal arts principles into chosen vocational path and transform those principles into qualities necessary to pursue a chosen career.

  • Students prepare to locate opportunities within a chosen vocation and/or prepare to pursue further education

  • Student review and refine their personal paths and adjust if necessary.

To schedule an individual appointment with a career counselor by calling 665-6262.

SENIOR YEAR: EXECUTE

Find meaningful purpose in life by pursuing activities that support your vocation or calling

Students complete curricular activities
 
Students complete selected co-curricular activities and use those activities to build relationships
 
Students continue activities that support a vocational path and build relationships important to pursuing opportunities within a chosen vocation and/or further education
 
Students begin to locate opportunities within a chosen vocation and/or prepare to pursue further education

 

To schedule an individual appointment with a career counselor by calling 665-6262.

 

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Career Development Center | Station 6262 | Montevallo, AL 35115 |205.665.6262 (P) | 205.665.6076 (F)

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