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PATHWAYS from the center for servant leadership

gustav us a dolphus college | St. Peter, Minnesota | gustavus.edu

WHAT DOES GUSTAVUS STAND FOR? excellence community justice service faith

We come to college for a variety of reasons and with a range of values. Every path through Gustavus is a unique one. But what do we share while we are here? How do we navigate our way through this place, and through life, for that matter, while at the same time working toward a common good? Values are the expressions of our deepest concerns. Colleges have values as well. What follows are some of the values held by Gustavus. How do your current values align? EXCELLENCE In the words of Eric Norelius, founder of the College, “Whatever we do, let us do it well.” Given our other values, it should be clear that our commitment to excellence is neither a code word for elitism nor a rejection of the best of the College’s heritage. COMMUNITY Gustavus has always been marked by a pervasive sense of concern for all members of the community. Civility, mutual respect, freedom to express a broad range of ideas, and peaceful resolution of conflicts are of fundamental value here. JUSTICE The College strives to be a just community in all of its actions and to educate students for morally responsible lives. “Education for the common good” describes what we strive for, and integrity is one of our defining characteristics. SERVICE We embrace the notion that true leadership expresses itself in service to others, and affirm the classical ideal of a liberating education, one that frees us to serve humanity to the best of our ability. FAITH Faith enriches and completes learning, is the bedrock of community, ethics, and service, and compels us to excellence in a divinely ordered world. We encourage an honest exploration of faith without expecting conformity to a specific religious tradition.

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HOW DO I DEVELOP THESE CORE VALUES? The core values are focal points from which you learn about yourself in relation to the world around you. For example, academics can help you express excellence and meaning in your life. The extracurricular activities you participate in will help you to become more aware of your sense of community, faith, justice and service. While these seem to be very lofty concepts, what you learn about yourself through these activities will help you identify your gifts and talents. Naming your gifts and talents is essential in guiding you to a career and life path. This workbook is intended to serve as a guide as you make your way. Your time here will pass quickly. Take advantage of these ideas and college resources to help you develop your direction and sense of purpose. There are many people here who want to help you find your way! Take advantage of their knowledge and wisdom. We encourage you to visit the Center for Servant Leadership early and often! This workbook includes: Gustavus’s Core Values ............................................................................................................................. 2 Contents............................................................................................................................................................ 3 Assess............................................................................................................................................................4–5 Explore.......................................................................................................................................................... 6–7 Focus/Confirm........................................................................................................................................... 8–9 Implement.................................................................................................................................................. 10–11 Legacy...............................................................................................................................................................12 Competencies................................................................................................................................................13 Planning..................................................................................................................................................... 14–15 Contacts.......................................................................................................................................Back Cover

Have an inspiring journey!

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ASSESS HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

DISCOVER YOUR INTERESTS • Take the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) • Access information related to a variety of careers • Talk with a career counselor • Identify personal skills and values

CD LIB, HP CD VOC

RESEARCH POSSIBLE CAREERS • iseek.org • spotlightoncareers.org • online.onetcenter.org • explorehealthcareers.org TAKE INTRODUCTORY COURSES • Find out about various majors • Use the “What If” option on WebAdvisor • Prerequisite courses for health careers DISCUSS COURSES WITH • The Advising Center • Your FTS adviser • A professor in a department of interest • Other students

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Web

Gustavus Course Catalog WebAdvisor Website CSL, CD, HP ADV FTS Section

BROWSE THE TEXTBOOK SECTION OF THE BOOKSTORE • What books do you find appealing?

Book Mark

ATTEND CAMPUS EVENTS AND PROGRAMS • Recognize what appeals to you • Do things you’ve never done before

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GATHER AND STORE IN A SAFE PLACE HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

GET INVOLVED! • Community-Based Service and Learning (CBSL), Diversity Center (DC), Womyn’s Awareness Center (WAC) ASK YOURSELF THE “BIG QUESTIONS” • Attend a retreat • Check out the Vocations Library

Other Self-Assesments Degree Audit

VOC, OC

ASSESS YOUR ACADEMIC SKILLS • Adviser • Professors of favorite courses

ADV

ATTEND GOLD LEADERSHIP SERIES

SAO, CSL

Résumé – Draft 1 StrengthsQuest Results

Who am I? Why am I here? (at Gustavus? In the World?) What am I hoping for in these four years... and beyond?

CSL – Center for Servant Leadership CBSL – Community-Based Service and Learning CD – Career Developement CRCE – Church Relations and Community Engagement HP – Health Professionals VOC – Vocation and Intergrative Learning

Interest Test Results

Acad Depts – Academic Departments ADV – Advising Center COU – Counseling Center DC – Diversity Center FAC – Faculty CICE – Center for International and Cultural Education

 otes from N conversations with advisers coaches friends work supervisors professors

IO – Interim Office OC – Office of the Chaplains LIB – Library SAO – Student Activities Office WAC – Womyn’s Awareness Center

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EXPLORE HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

REVIEW YOUR SKILLS AND RÉSUMÉ • Begin identifying your personal strengths and attributes

Make an appointment at the CSL

DETERMINE WHICH CAREER FIELD FITS • Do an Interim Career Exploration • Talk with a Career Mentor and learn about LinkedIn • Take an Interest Inventory • Informational Interviews

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GET INVOLVED • National Civic Engagement Month (Feb./March) • Volunteer and leadership opportunities CONSIDER MAJOR OPTIONS • Discuss with your adviser • Review with the Advising Center staff • Continue to take coursework for general College requirements and prerequisites for health care if applicable ATTEND EVENTS

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VOC, CBSL CBSL FAC ADV ADV, HP

GATHER AND STORE IN A SAFE PLACE HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

CONSIDER RELATED EXPERIENCES • Servant Leadership Program • Summer Job Listings • Career Explorations • Research • Church Leadership Program • Investigate clinical or research activities in medically related field for academic year or summer • Study abroad—interim, semester, or year-long • Seminary and Divinity School Day CONNECT MAJORS TO CAREERS • What can I do with a major in … ? • Begin identification of personal strengths and gifts • Meet the pre-health adviser to check progress on coursework • Familiarize yourself on health professional school application process and resources; gustavus.edu/careercenter/health/

Test Results

VOC, CBSL CD CD FAC CSL

Interim Career Exploration Forms

CD, FAC, HP CICE CRCE

Contact information with Mentors

What can I do with a major in…? Handouts

Career Research CSL Career Library, Web

CSL, HP

CD, HP, Web

How do I “test out” my ideas? What am I called to do? What is my vocation/mission?

CSL – Center for Servant Leadership CBSL – Community-Based Service and Learning CD – Career Developement CRCE – Church Relations and Community Engagement HP – Health Professionals VOC – Vocation and Intergrative Learning

Acad Depts – Academic Departments ADV – Advising Center COU – Counseling Center DC – Diversity Center FAC – Faculty CICE – Center for International and Cultural Education

IO – Interim Office OC – Office of the Chaplains LIB – Library SAO – Student Activities Office WAC – Womyn’s Awareness Center

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FOCUS/CONFIRM

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HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

FOCUS ON DEPARTMENT/MAJOR CHOICES

ADV, FAC

TAKE UPPER LEVEL COURSES IN YOUR MAJOR

FAC

CONSIDER SEVERAL CAREER FIELDS • Do career research • Reflect on your experiences

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SELECT A FACULTY MAJOR ADVISER

FAC

IDENTIFY OTHER COURSES/AREAS THAT SUPPORT YOUR DIRECTION • Make connections across disciplines • How does it all fit together? • Be open to new discoveries

FAC ADV CSL

DISCOVER WHAT ALUMS HAVE DONE WITH VARIOUS MAJORS • GustieJobs, LinkedIn, mentoring programs

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MAKE PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS • Academic Departments • LinkedIn • Professional Organizations • Family and Friends

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PARTICIPATE • Servant Leadership Program • Career Explorations, Internships • Coordinate a service program • Attend Events

VOC, CBSL CD CBSL

COMPLETE A RELATED INTERNSHIP • Spring, Junior Year

CD

PREPARE FOR INTERVIEWS • Interview Stream: gustavus.interviewstream.com

CD Website

COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION • Spring, Junior Year

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GATHER AND STORE IN A SAFE PLACE HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

INVESTIGATE POST-COLLEGE OPTIONS • Graduate Study/Professional School • Employment • Travel • Year of Service

Adviser, CD CD, FAC CICE CSL

IDENTIFY APPLICATION SCHEDULES • Identify schools: double check academic prerequisites to ensure their completion by application deadline. Identify any special application instructions. • Identify dates for admission test registration: MCAT, OAT, DAT, PCAT, VAT, VCAT, GRE and preparation plan.

CD, HP

PREPARE GRADUATE EXAMS

CD Website

TAKE COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING COURSES

CBSL, Acad. Depts.

ASSUME LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS

SAO, DC, CBSL

DOCUMENTATION PREPARATION • Identify recommendation writers from faculty, volunteer and career shadowing contacts—develop résumé or list of academic and other activities to give to recommendation writers. • Begin essay development for application questions and assistance with personal essay development.

Résumé List of recommendation writers Professional Contact Information Internship or Career Exploration Site Supervisor Information

CD, HP, CSL

FAC, ADV

Who does the world need me to be? What do I need me to be? CSL – Center for Servant Leadership CBSL – Community-Based Service and Learning CD – Career Developement CRCE – Church Relations and Community Engagement HP – Health Professionals VOC – Vocation and Intergrative Learning

Acad Depts – Academic Departments ADV – Advising Center COU – Counseling Center DC – Diversity Center FAC – Faculty CICE – Center for International and Cultural Education

IO – Interim Office OC – Office of the Chaplains LIB – Library SAO – Student Activities Office WAC – Womyn’s Awareness Center

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IMPLEMENT HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

COMPLETE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Adviser

REFINE AND FINALIZE YOUR RÉSUMÉ

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ATTEND EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS COMPLETE GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS AND EXAMS

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CD, Adviser

COMPLETE PRACTICE/MOCK INTERVIEWS • gustavus.interviewstream.com

CD, Web

PARTICIPATE IN JOB FAIRS/INTERVIEWS

CD

CONSULT WITH THE CSL • Confirm how your career and life goals can weave together

VOC

DEVELOP OTHER JOB SEARCH TOOLS • Interview, Portfolio, Cover Letter • Networking • GustieJobs

CD, Acad. Depts.

FOCUS YOUR JOB SEARCH • Non-Profit/For Profit • Job Area/Industry • Interests, Values, Skills

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GATHER AND STORE IN A SAFE PLACE HOW DO I DO THIS?

WHERE DO I DO THIS?

RESEARCH • Employers and organizations • Graduate/Professional Schools

CD, Web CD, FAC

YEAR OF SERVICE OPTIONS • Peace Corps • Lutheran Volunteer Corps • AmericorpsVISTA • JET • ELCA programs

VOC

CHURCH LEADERSHIP/MINISTRY • Seminary and Divinity School Day

OC, VOC CRCE

Résumé Employer Information (Business cards, Literature, Websites) Cover Letters Skills Summaries Degree Audit

APPLICATION AND INTERVIEWS • Complete any supplemental application materials as requested by schools. • July–April: begin interview process—schedule mock interviews with Health Professions Coordinator as needed­­­—majority of interviews are August to March. • Refine alternate plan for career path.

Letters of Recommendation and Reference lists Graduate School Applications

CD, HP

Health Professions Rolling admissions Early decisions Early admission

What is my plan? How will I make it happen? Who are my mentors? CSL – Center for Servant Leadership CBSL – Community-Based Service and Learning CD – Career Developement CRCE – Church Relations and Community Engagement HP – Health Professionals VOC – Vocation and Intergrative Learning

Acad Depts – Academic Departments ADV – Advising Center COU – Counseling Center DC – Diversity Center FAC – Faculty CICE – Center for International and Cultural Education

IO – Interim Office OC – Office of the Chaplains LIB – Library SAO – Student Activities Office WAC – Womyn’s Awareness Center

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LEGACY

AS YOU LEAVE GUSTAVUS

Your legacy emerges from a life lived in a manner consistent with your calling. When you have given your gifts away in service to something you are passionate about in an environment that supports your values, you leave a legacy that is meaningful and that makes a positive difference. TEN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SERVANT LEADER Larry Spears, “Practicing Servant-Leadership.” Leader to Leader Journal, Fall 2004 1. LISTENING: A deep commitment to listening intently to others. 2. EMPATHY: People need to be accepted and recognized for their special and unique spirits. 3. HEALING: “Help make whole” those with whom they come in contact. 4. AWARENESS: Awareness, and self-awareness, aids one in understanding issues involving ethics and values. Able leaders are usually sharply awake and reasonably disturbed. 5. PERSUASION: Seeks to convince others rather than coerce compliance or use one’s positional authority. Building consensus within groups. 6. CONCEPTUALIZATION: Balancing creative thinking with the world’s realities. 7. FORESIGHT: Uunderstand the lessons of the past, the realities of the present, and the likely consequence of a decision for the future. Deeply rooted within the intuitive mind. 8. STEWARDSHIP: Holding one’s institutions in trust for the greater good of society. 9. COMMITMENT TO THE GROWTH OF PEOPLE: People have an intrinsic value beyond their tangible contributions as workers. Personal, professional, and spiritual growth. 10. BUILDING COMMUNITY: Seeks to identify some means of building community among those who work within a given institution.

What do I want my legacy to be at Gustavus and beyond? What have I given to the World? Have I lived a good life?

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SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES From surveys of employers conducted by Phil Garner, Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, the following are compentencies that you need to develop while at Gustavus. 1. Working in a DIVERSE environment 2. Acquiring KNOWLEDGE 3. COMMUNICATING effectively 4. MANAGING time and priorities 5. THINKING critically 6. SOLVING problems 7. Contributing to a TEAM 8. Performing with INTEGRITY 9. BALANCING work and life 10. NAVIGATING across boundaries 11. Developing PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES 12. Embracing CHANGE How you develop these competencies comes from participation in academics, extracurricular and community activities, and more essentially, the time you take to reflect on what you demonstrated and gained from your experiences.

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WHO AM I? Educational, career and life goals: start with self-reflection and intentional thinking about who you are

as a person, including your values, interests, and skills. The Center for Servant Leadership is here to help you with that process.

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MY INTERESTS

I ENJOY PARTICIPATING IN

MY SKILLS

I ENJOY CLASSES OR SUBJECTS IN

MY VALUES

I ENJOY LEARNING MORE & AM NATURALLY CURIOUS ABOUT

MY DREAMS/GOALS

IN MY FREE TIME

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After completing each section on page 14, reflect on: 1. Which items are a priority in each section? 2. Is there a pattern or theme within the chart? 3. What careers, majors, or goals are of interest to me and might be connected to who I am? 4. Meet with faculty, Center for Servant Leadership staff, and other mentors to discuss your “Who Am I?” Chart.

THE CENTER FOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP TOP 10 1. Invest time & energy into planning your future. 2. Take the Strong Interest Inventory. 3. V  olunteer in the Community. 4. Attend a Retreat.

What kind of a leader will I be?

5. C  onnect with the College’s core values: excellence, community, justice, service, and faith. 6. D  o a January Interim Career Exploration. 7. B  ecome engaged in the Gustavus Community. 8. C  omplete a Semester Internship. 9. C  oordinate a Service Program. 10. Articulate your skills and qualities: Tell Your Story.

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CONTACTS Center for Servant Leadership....................................................................................................................x7272 Career Development, Church Relations & Community Engagement, Community-Based Service & Learning, and Vocation & Integrative Learning Room 209, Johnson Student Union Advising/Counseling Center....................................................................................................................... x7027 Room 204, Johnson Student Union Office of the Chaplains.................................................................................................................................x7446 Room 102, Old Main Diversity Center..............................................................................................................................................x7449 Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center Center for International and Cultural Education................................................................................... x7545 Main Level, Carlson International Center Interim Office................................................................................................................................................... x7675 Office of the Provost Main Level, Carlson Administration Building Registrar’s Office............................................................................................................................................ x7495 Main Level, Carlson Administration Building Student Activities Office.............................................................................................................................. x7598 Lower Level, Jackson Campus Center

Center for Servant Leadership 800 West College Avenue St. Peter, MN 56082 507-933-7272 gustavus.edu/servantleadership


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