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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?


January 15, 2020
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm