Office of Professional Discernment

Helping students live meaningful lives at Centenary and beyond

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

The Office of Professional Discernment intentionally engages students in the exploration of meaningful life-work. By guiding students in the integration of their strengths, passions, values, academic interests and career goals students begin to discover how to live meaningfully as Centenary students and as future professionals. The Office of Professional Discernment is part of the Division of Student Development.

Students often come to the Office of Professional Discernment with the following questions:

  • What am I going to do with my life?

  • I want to change my major...but to what?

  • How do I know what I am passionate about?

  • How do I know what I am good at or what I love doing?

  • How can I make the most out of my Centenary experience?

Questions? Contact our office at email or schedule an appointment to meet with a career coach. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Areas of Operation

The Office of Professional Discernment is comprised of two distinct areas:

  • Professional Development

    Through career coaching students to discover their gifts and passions and mentoring them in their articulation of values, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of meaningful life-work that expresses their values and meets a need in the world.

  • Christian Leadership

    By guiding students who share Christian values to discover their gifts and passions, mentoring them in their articulation of faith and theology and placing them in a praxis model internship program, students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of meaningful life-work in the world that expresses their Christian values and meets a need in the world.

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