Masters Degrees & Professional Practice

Yesterday over 50 post-graduate students started to plan their long-term careers. The first part of this journey was to gain some clarity on their future direction by undertaking some self-assessment tests to find out where their personal strengths and weaknesses lie.

Following this we then went onto explore what they want to do, what they want to be, and what they want to have, and try to find three things in each of the categories listed below.

  • Financial
  • Career
  • Free time
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Personal life
  • Making a difference in the world

This module is designed to help them tap into what brings them the most joy and passion, which can give them, clues to their life purpose. This module is grounded in the idea that we all have a life purpose and when we align our choices and actions with our life purpose, things become easier and we experience more success, fulfillment and joy.

We also have to keep in mind that some people may not be able to get in touch with their life purpose; and that’s OK but they can still set goals and design for themselves a life filled with more aliveness, passion and joy. In the session some people found this module a breeze, whilst others had never thought about it before so this was a great opportunity for spending time to think about where they are going in life. These reflections and their Personal Development Plan will be assessed as part of their coursework for their Masters Degree. The photo below shows students in the break-out sessions in our brand new Spark building.20161005_1128561

2 thoughts on “Masters Degrees & Professional Practice

  1. That’s awesome Leslie, way to go!
    I would love to see high school students get this kind of training before they go to post secondary as well, so that they can put all their energy into their higher purpose.

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