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

Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 22, 2020

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 1:30-3:00pm on 4 consecutive Mondays.  Please sign up for the series only if you’re able to attend all 4 sessions.  REGISTRATION is required.


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

Week 2 (June 8):  The past–Exploration of my Identity:  Who am I and where am I from?

Week 3 (June 15):  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 (June 22):  The future–Hopes and Dreams:  What are my plans post-Master’s or post-Doctoral degree?


Monday, June 1, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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