As a partnership between the sophomore class council and the Center for Vocation and Career, Canvas is a five-part series designed for sophomore students to help guide them through the process of exploring vocation and career. While our 2016-2017 series is already complete, planning for Canvas 2017-2018 for the Class of 2020 is well under way.



Opening Night

Opening Night includes a cookout on the patio outside Coray and an opportunity to learn more about the Canvas series and to increase your understanding of the importance of your faith on the journey.

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Writing Our Stories

Over a family-style meal, students interact with a small group of classmates in a facilitated discussion on the myStory workbooks, beginning to discover and share their unique backgrounds, work styles, and dreams, which will help generate ideas about possible career directions.

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Telling Our Stories

Resumes. Elevator pitches. LinkedIn profiles. Business cards. This energetic event is centered on our story-telling tools. An elevator pitch competition will send one lucky person home with a prize. We'll also have a chance to get a professional photo for those LinkedIn profiles!

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Career Exploration: Internships

One of the best ways to explore careers is through an internship. At this event, sophomores will have a chance to talk with upper-class students about their internship experiences in a range of professions. They'll share their advice on getting internships, what skills they developed, and what they enjoyed the most!

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Declaration Dinner

This is the culminating event in the Canvas series and is an opportunity for students to come together as a class to celebrate their chosen major alongside faculty and alumni. Networking, delicious food, and an inspiring keynote address.

View stimulating talks students have heard in the past:

Your Major is Just the Beginning from Lori Bachman ’78 former aerospace professional and entrepreneur

Around the Blind Corner from Robert Lane ’72, former CEO of John Deere

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