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 three-part, career discernment focused program provides a reflective experience where participants can share, learn, and connect. All students welcome.

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Retreat Details

  • When: February - March 2021
    • February 8, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Authenticity at Work: Becoming a Change Agent
    • February 10, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Beyond the Bluff: Planning for Life After College
    • March 10, 2021 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Designing Your Life: Building the Future You Imagine
  • Where: Zoom Web Conferencing
  • Cost: Free – Funded by Career and Professional Development

    Authenticity at Work: Becoming a Change Agent

    February 8, 2021 | 4:30 – 7:00 PM
    Reflect on how to be an agent of change in your personal and professional lives with a focus on identity, social justice, and service to others.


    Beyond the Bluff: Planning for Life After College

    February 10, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    Discuss how to maximize your time at LMU and prepare for your next steps in “adulting” with a focus on development and taking action.


    Designing Your Life: Building the Future You Imagine

    March 10, 2021 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM

    Explore how graduate or professional school can help you expand your academic and career plans with a focus on design thinking and the popular book “Designing Your Life.”


  • A chance for you to explore…

    • your reflections on the first two years of college
    • 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…

    • fellow sophomores and transfer students
    • juniors and seniors serving as group leaders
    • faculty and staff members
    • young alumni

    A chance for you to learn about…

    • how to become a more reflective student
    • how to make decisions that align with your values and interests
    • how to make the most of your last two years at LMU and beyond

    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



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