Thinking about life after St. Thomas? You probably have some questions:

  • How will I find a good job in this economy?
  • How can I best plan for long-term success?
  • The truth is, I still don’t really know what to do with my life. How can I get started if I don’t know where I’m going?
  • How will I find time to keep volunteering?
  • I know time management will only get tougher. How can I get a handle on that?
  • Should I relocate to increase my options?

Transition — work, social, financial or personal — is on the horizon for this year’s seniors. These transitions can be challenging. Getting motivation, ideas and feedback from people facing similar challenges — in this case other UST students — can help.

The Career Development Center is interested in whether there is enough interest by seniors to start one or more Peer Coaching Circles. The center hopes to get these going shortly before graduation this spring.

Peer coaching is a method to help you move forward by guiding and supporting you to:

  • Explore various alternatives
  • Take a complete look at your situation
  • Set realistic goals
  • Take actions toward reaching those goals.

Peer coaching is not a seminar, discussion group or therapy.

Your commitment would be for 2 to 3 hours, once or twice a month. Groups would decide meeting times and frequency at their first meeting.

If you’re interested in attending a one-hour session to learn more about Peer Coaching and whether it may be a good vehicle to assist you, please send e-mail to Paul Strickland by April 22. Based on response, information sessions would be scheduled about Peer Coaching shortly after that date.

Peer Coaching Circles are open to December 2002 graduates as well as those scheduled to graduate in May or July.



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