Juniors enlightened at Vocation/Career Night

Juniors enlightened at Vocation/Career Night
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Juniors enlightened at Vocation/Career Night

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On March 2, over 75 juniors attended Prep’s second annual Vocation Night, which was coordinated by Student Chaplain Fr. Bret Stockdale, S.J., and the Prep Guidance and Alumni offices. Students enjoyed the opportunity to hear from 12 alumni, as well as other professionals who offered short presentations about their career or vocation choices. The purpose of the program was to introduce the concept of vocation as a sense of calling from God that leads one to a sense of purpose, fulfillment and happiness. In addition, the life choices of marriage, religious life and priesthood, and one's career paths also provide some of the sense of vocation. The Prep Vocation/Career Night was designed for juniors to introduce them to members of the Prep Community who have found a sense of vocation in their lives and career paths.

The hour and half program began with a short introduction on Ignatian Discernment, followed by students receiving their schedules for the evening, based on their career interest preferences.  In three 20 minute sessions, students heard from members of the Prep Community about their vocations and careers, the role of faith in their lives, and how their Prep/Jesuit education has affected them.

Special thanks to our alumni and other guest speakers: Dr. Dom Casablanca '85, Vincent Cotto '10, Ed Gormbley '95, Fr. Sam Kachuba, Rowan Kane '08, Jay Miolla '94, Jeanmarie Riccio P'06, Austin Ryan '06, Nick Rosa '08, Tim Ryan,'06, Fr. Tom Simisky, S.J., Andrew Smriga '06, Rob Stevens '02, Jonathan Stott, S.J., Matt Terry '82 and Jack Wallace '06.