VOCARÉ Retreat

VOCARÉ: A Retreat for Sophomore and Transfer Students

Find your calling at VOCARÉ

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

VOCARÉ is a unique opportunity for LMU sophomores and transfer 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 sophomores and transfers welcome.

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Retreat Details

  • When: October 2020
    • October 1, 2020, 10:00 – 11:15 AM - Authenticity at Work: Becoming a Change Agent
    • October 5, 2020, 6:30 – 7:45 PM - Designing Your Life: Building the Future You Imagine
    • October 21, 2020, 4:00 – 5:15 PM - Beyond the Bluff: Planning for Life After College
  • Where: Zoom Web Conferencing
  • Cost: Free – Funded by Career and Professional Development
  • Designing Your Life: Building the Future You Imagine

    October 1, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM
    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.


    Authenticity at Work: Becoming a Change Agent

    October 5, 2020 | 6:30 – 7:45 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.”


    Beyond the Bluff: Planning for Life After College

    October 21, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:15 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.


  • 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 sophomores and transfer 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.