Professional Narrative and Career Discernment

Personal Narrative &
Professional Discernment

“I have learned so much about what resources I have externally and within me to propel myself into the professional world.”

— Spring ’18 student

Let’s begin with your story. If an individual cannot articulate who they are, how can they discern next steps as they relate to vocation?  

Connected to the university’s Jesuit value of Contemplation in Action and based on the Cognitive Information Processing model, this course engages students first in self-reflection and exploration. By developing and articulating self-knowledge students can create a narrative related to their values, skills, interests, and personality.

This course is ideal for sophomores looking to think critically about how identity connects with life during and after Georgetown in a way that will equip them for transitions as a student, a young alumnus, and beyond. Class assignments include writing resumes and cover letters, delivering oral presentations, answering common interview questions, and decision-making and values discernment exercises.

Course Information


Offered Fall and Spring