Vocational Reflection Questions

Who am I?  What is my purpose?  What do I want to be known for?   What are my passions and gifts?

Traditionally, liberal arts institutions have understood that part of their mission was not simply to prepare students to make a living, but to live a life. Our liberal arts education has challenged our men to reflect upon fundamental questions such as the ones above, as well as "What does it mean for me to be a good man?", and "What should my life as a good citizen look like?".

We welcome you to take a look at and ponder the questions. We also encourage advisors, faculty, and staff to blend the idea of vocational reflection into conversations and activities on campus.

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The 'big' questions:

  1. Why am I in college?
  2. What are my passions, talents, gifts?
  3. What do others need from me?
  4. What do I want to be known for?
  5. What does it mean to be a good man and how do I become one?
  6. What do I believe?
  7. How will I know my life's purpose and calling?
  8. How do I take full advantage of my H-SC education to become a "good man and a good citizen"?

Vocational reflection questions list