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(VIRTUAL) Meaning Making for Graduate Students (4-week Series )

Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan’s theory of meaning-making development, meaning making “is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span.” In this 4-week series, you’ll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life.

All sessions will be held virtually on Zoom from 12-1:30pm on 4 consecutive Thursdays.  Please sign up for the series only if you’re able to attend all 4 sessions.  REGISTRATION is required.


Week 1 (May 7):  Introduction to Meaning Making:  What are my Values?

Week 2 (May 14):  The past–Exploration of my Identity:  Who am I and where am I from?

Week 3 (May 21):  The present–Resiliency and Joy:  How does graduate school fit into my life’s purpose?  How can I sustain my passion for my work and build my resilience during challenging times?  What brings me joy and how does it fit into my academic life?

Week 4 (May 28):  The future–Hopes and Dreams:  What are my plans post-Master’s or post-Doctoral degree?


Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States