Live a Meaningful Life
...with Professional Discernment
It's hard to connect with others, much less a cause, while you are still figuring out who you are. And it is even harder to imagine making a difference in the world while you are still trying to sort out what you believe in and are passionate about. It's okay. Not just "okay," it's normal and great if that's where you are — and Centenary can help!
Before you arrive on campus, Centenary wants to walk a mile in your shoes and learn about your life in hopes that we can offer some insights that will help you Connect the themes of your life story with your strengths and interests and Commit to a set of self-chosen values that will guide your decision-making about how to make promises to yourself and others that you can live up to and keep.
Connecting your life story and Committing to your values will form the basis for you to envision yourself in the future and to take charge of your personal growth and development. You will Lead your own life according to a larger sense of purpose so compelling that it will draw you into meaningful engagements that you simply can't not do. The experiences that the Student Development team will guide you through will help you discover the limits and horizons of your strengths and interests, shining a light on new frontiers from which you can continue to Grow.
Centenary's Professional Discernment team will help you know and grow yourself. By the end of your sophomore year, you will be able to:
Connect the themes of your life story with your strengths and interests.
Commit to a set of self-chosen values that demonstrate integrity in everything you do.
Lead yourself with a larger sense of purpose so compelling that your presence provides an inspirational example to others.
Grow with humility from an authentic understanding of your mistakes and failures that help you refine your strengths and celebrate your achievements.