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Vocation Internship Workbook
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Center for Career and Calling

Vocation Internship Workbook

Funding from the Lilly foundation has enabled the Center for Career and Calling to create a workbook to assist student interns as they reflect upon their internship experience and vocational calling. This workbook is a collection of 7 articles, each of which is followed by questions for reflection on either the internship experience itself, or the students' sense of vocational calling that may become clearer due to the internship experience. 

Included in the work book are articles by Jerry Sittser (Distinguishing between Calling and Career), Garret Keizer (Dresser of Sycamore Trees), Ed Holton (Managing the Transition to Work), Daniel Golden (Making the Most of a Bad Internship), and Melissa Everett (Making a Living While Making a Difference), as well as referrals to other career-related resources on campus, and suggestions for "next steps" in career and vocational exploration. CCC staff read and reviewed many articles for inclusion in this workbook, but selected these for their readability/accessibility, concise discussion of some facet of career, vocation, or internship issues, and the important questions they stimulated.

If you would like to use this workbook with your student interns, please call Pat Parsons at (206) 281-2489.  This resource is FREE to your department as it has been funded by the Lilly SERVE grant.  Find additional vocation resources on the Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation (an initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc.) website.



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