What is Vocation?
Check out this short video to learn more about what Vocation is:
So what is Vocational Discernment?
In short, vocation is about: (1) Who I am, (2)What I do, (3)How I live, and (4) Whose I am. Discernment is about creating intentional ways to seek the answers to these questions.
Vocational discernment is about exploring who you are and what you want to do with your life, but not only in terms of a job or career. It's a way of exploring and determining how you can use your whole life to serve God.
How do I discover my Vocation?
Here’s another helpful video to start exploring this:
Fall Break Retreat
You should also join the CA over Fall Break for a Vocational Discernment retreat! From Thursday October 5 through Saturday October 7, you will have the opportunity to get away from campus, and spend time intentionally focusing on exploring what your vocation might look like and include, and where you may want to focus your discernment at this point in your life. We’ll also take time to relax and have fun, and you should come back feeling refreshed from the experience!
The application, due Sept. 30, can be found here. The retreat will be free for participants.
This retreat will create a time and space for you to dig into the deeper questions of how you want to use your life. We'll explore passions and gifts, acknowledge and process the realities of financial stability and family expectations, and ask the question of what you want from life. We'll also look at how you can use resources at Penn to help you further look at possible fields of study or careers. These discussions will center around our faith, and that how we live our lives should be in response to God, and the ways in which God invites us to use our lives.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have!