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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate + Professional Students
January 15, 2020 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
What is meaning-making? According to Roger Kegan’s theory of meaning-making development, meaning-making “is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span.” In this 4-week series, you’ll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life.
All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West Cameron Avenue from 3-4:30 pm on 4 consecutive Mondays. Please sign up for the series only if you’re able to attend all 4 sessions. Snacks will be provided and REGISTRATION is required.
Week 1 (January 9): Introduction to Meaning Making: What are my Values?
Week 2 (January 16): The past–Exploration of my Identity: Who am I and where am I from?
Week 3 (January 23): The present–Resiliency and Joy: How does graduate school fit into my life’s purpose? How can I sustain my passion for my work and build my resilience during challenging times? What brings me joy and how does it fit into my academic life?
Week 4 (January 30): The future–Hopes and Dreams: What are my plans post-master’s or post-Doctoral degrees?