The Sophomore Year: Refinement and Active Exploration of Vocation

Beginning in the sophomore year, students will explore vocation, leadership, and service and the meaning of each for the individual student.

Through an interdisciplinary, one-semester hour course called “Launching Vocation, Leadership, and Service” that addresses the College’s motto, Dum Vivimus Servimus, students will learn how to incorporate that concept into their personal definition of vocation.

Course content includes traditional career exploration exercises (assessment, industry research, resume development, and active utilization of the Blue Hose CareerNet, a vocational/career portfolio) alongside focused discussions about vocation, purpose, service, and leadership.

A primary course learning outcome will be for students to demonstrate capacity to connect their interests and abilities with a life of purpose. If a student has not decided upon a major, this course will also provide resources for the student to make an informed decision when declaring a major.