The first Cortina Formation Time of the year focused on the topic of vocation. Freshmen and sophomores were split into separate rooms to hear from members of the Creighton and Omaha communities who shared their vocational journey and gave advice to students as they find their own vocation.
Our panelists were: Kyle O’Reilly, video editor at West Corporation; Scott McClure, Vice President of the Magis Program at Creighton; Dr. Andy Gustafson, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Society at Creighton; Dr. Corey Guenther, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Creighton; Becky Nickerson, Assistant Director for Leadership and Retention in Creighton’s Office of Multicultural Affairs; Amanda Drapcho, Director of the Lieben Center for Women at Creighton; and Kate McKillip, an internal and pediatric resident at UNMC. We thank them so much for taking the time to spend their Sunday evening with us!
As you begin to reflect and meditate on your passions and career calling, here are some great resources to help you continue thinking about vocation:
- Vocation & Ignatian spirituality — http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/making-good-decisions/vocations/
- Hearing your call — http://www.vocationnetwork.org/articles/show/5
- The Jesuits on vocation — http://www.jesuits.ca/sites/default/files/files/discerning-your-vocation.pdf
- Finding your vocation in business — http://americamagazine.org/issue/noble-vocations
- James Martin, SJ, on World Youth Day: Discovering Your Vocation — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGd8-8eEB8
“Something’s your vocation if it keeps making more of you.” — Gail Godwin, Evensong
What does vocation mean to you? How do you see your time at Creighton informing your vocation? What can you do/are you doing to make your time here meaningful? How do you balance your inner voice and the demands of society/college culture when it comes to discerning your vocation?