Sophie Kramper will graduate with her bachelor's in Exercise Physiology. When she graduates next May, Sophie will be looking to continue her educations by applying for Physical Therapy school.
Navigate is a small group discussion program that accompanies students along a path of self-discovery. Even as a decided student, participating in the Navigate pilot program proved to be very worthwhile for Sophie. "Although I have known that I want to pursue a career in physical therapy for a couple of years now, the Navigate pilot program showed me that vocation is a lot more than just knowing what you want to do for work someday."
She wanted to get involved with the program to help students discern their vocations because she could relate to how it feels to not know what you want to do for a future career. She wanted to be a part of helping to make this self-discovery process easier for students. Navigate brought topics like vulnerability and authenticity to light for Sophie. "I learned vocation is not only what you decide to do for a career, but also what type of a lifestyle you want to live every minute of every day. Now, I often catch myself thinking about how I can be a better friend to someone and accept not only myself, but others for who they truly are."
Can Navigate can help you discern which career path you want to take?
"Absolutely! However, through highlighting life lessons on topics such as authenticity, friendship, vulnerability, and so much more, the small group discussions also work to help you really discover YOU and who you want to be inside and outside of your future career."