VOCARÉ Retreat

VOCARÉ: A Virtual Retreat for Students

Find your calling at VOCARÉ

The word “vocaré” is derived from Latin, meaning “to call.”

VOCARÉ is a unique opportunity for LMU students to reflect on where they have been, who they are, and where they are going. This two-part, career discernment-focused program provides a reflective experience where participants can share, learn, and connect. All students and alumni are welcome.

Retreat Details

Session 1 | Education as a Pathway to Serving Others

in partnership with McNair, First To Go, Ignacio SSS, and ACE.

  • When: Monday, September 12, 2022 | 4:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Cost: Free – Funded by Career and Professional Development

Session 2 | Social Justice Leadership in Action

in partnership with McNair, First To Go, Ignacio SSS, and ACE.

  • When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 3:30 pm-5:15 pm
  • Cost: Free – Funded by Career and Professional Development

 

 

  • Session 1 | Education as a Pathway to Serving Others

    in partnership with McNair, First To Go, Ignacio, and ACE.

    Monday, September 12, 2022 | 4:30pm - 6:15pm

    In this first session in partnership with the Academic Community of Excellence, First to Go Community, McNair Scholars Program, and Ignacio Student Support Services, hear from LMU alumni in various graduate/professional school programs as well as professional roles. Learn about their transition from college to career or graduate/professional school. Network and listen to real-life advice on life after the Bluff.

    Panelists:

    Leslie Sepulveda '22 | Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, LMU JD Candidate, UC Berkeley School of Law

    Victoria Arevalo Moreno '20 | Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies & International Relations, LMU Coordinator, Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility Disney General Entertainment Content

    Justina Esuola ’18 | Bachelor of Science, Biology, LMU General Practice Resident, UCLA School of Dentistry

    Larry Palato '18 | Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, LMU Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB

    RSVP HERE

    Session 2 | Social Justice Leadership in Action

    in partnership with McNair, First To Go, Ignacio, and ACE.

    Wednesday, September 28th 2022 | 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

    In this second session in partnership with First to Go, McNair Scholars Program, and the Ignacio Student Support Services, connect with young alumni as they share their stories of life after the Bluff, pursuing graduate/professional school or employment with a focus on service, social justice leadership, and DEI.

    Panelists:

    Isabelle Marin '20 | Bachelor of Arts, Chicana/o Studies and Political Science, LMU Master of Arts, Urban and Public Affairs, University of San Francisco Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Claremont Graduate University

    Kat Soto-Gomez ’07 | Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, LMU Master of Arts, Sociology of Education, Columbia University Associate Faculty, Sociology Department, MiraCosta College

    Sharon Nat ‘19 | Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, LMU Research Assistant, FM3 Research

    Steven Johnson ‘19| Bachelor of Arts, Film and Television Production, LMU Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Aspiration

    RSVP HERE

     

     

     

  • A chance for you to explore…

    • significant experiences in the classroom and beyond
    • the values, relationships, issues, and interests that are important to you
    • your sense of purpose or vocation and where you are going with your life

    A chance for you to meaningfully connect with…

    • like-minded students
    • supportive faculty and staff members
    • accomplished young alumni

    A chance for you to learn about…

    • the paths to vocational discernment and academic/career planning
    • the values, relationships, issues, and interests that are important to you
    • your sense of purpose or vocation and where you are going with your life

    A chance to take away…

    • insights into your values, interests, and goals
    • a stronger sense of purpose
    • a foundation of knowledge and resources for future vocational and career exploration

     

  • The VOCARÉ Retreat is not the only opportunity for students to explore these topics. CPD staff are eager to help all students reflect on their values, interests and skills; discern their vocations and explore career options. If you would like to meet with a staff member, please log in to Handshake, click on the "Appointments" tab then “Schedule a New Appointment.”


  • Cynthia Orduna, '19 | Participant and Leader

    "As a transfer student, VOCARÉ was one of the first events that made me feel part of the LMU community. I found it to be an amazing learning experience both as a participant and as a leader." 

    ~ Cynthia Orduna, '19
    Major: Studio Arts with an emphasis in Multimedia

    “Initially I wanted to be a leader to ensure that VOCARÉ participants had an amazing experience like I did. I was not expecting to be so positively impacted by the retreat for a second time! Being a senior, I received beneficial and timely career advice and insights.”

    ~ Jermaine Johnson, '19
    Major: Marketing with Journalism & African-American Studies minors


    Jermaine Johnson, '19 | Participant and Leader

     

Questions?

Contact Marcy Newman at marcy.newman@lmu.edu.