For this assignment, you will answer a series of questions designed to help you find and plan your purpose. These questions are broken into an Academic Plan, a Spiritual Plan, and a Career Plan. Use the attached document titled “Purpose Plan” to complete the assignment.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following general education competencies:
GED1C3 Articulate strategies of self-leadership and self-management.
GED1C4 Recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
Topic 4 Purpose Plan: Academic, Spiritual, & Career Plan
Directions: For this assignment, you will answer a series of questions designed to help you find and plan your purpose. These questions are broken into an Academic Plan, a Spiritual Plan, and a Career Plan.
Please respond to each of the questions directly on this document
(the boxes will expand as needed) and then answer the two reflection questions at the end of the document.
To help you get the most out of your GCU experience, GCU offers support, services, and resources that enhance your academic pursuits. Find your major and program on the following website https://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs and complete the table below:
In which program of study are you enrolled, or plan to enroll?
What are some of the program core courses you are looking forward to taking and why?
Which courses do you anticipate being the most challenging? Explain why.
GCU is committed to integrating faith across all aspects of the GCU community. This stems from GCU’s mission to educate students from a Christian perspective and to prepare them for careers that honor God while serving others. Read about GCU’s “One Foundation” and watch all three videos, “One Foundation: Integration of Faith, Learning, and Work,” “Ethical Positions Statement,” and “Doctrinal Statement Introduction” located at https://www.gcu.edu/why-gcu/christian-identity-and-mission.
After clicking on the link, scroll down to the One Foundation section to read, and then click on the video in that section. You will need to click on the drop down within the first video window to access all three videos.
What did you take-away from these videos? How can you apply this to your experience while at GCU? (50-100 words)
What does service outside of the classroom mean to you? How can you apply service while at GCU? (50-100 words)
Grand Canyon University offers several career tools to help you discover potential career paths, build a resume, search for employment, and more. Take a few minutes to complete the five Self-Assessment activities (Work Interest, Personality, Leisure, Values, Skills) on the GCU Career Compass website located at https://www.focus2career.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=810 (Access Code: Purpose).
You can watch the video below to assist you with the registration process: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnvvHOt5LvE8yBMYeHV4mGPW88Q86ftmw.
Even if you have completed an assessment such as this in the past, it is good to reassess yourself every so often to reevaluate your goals, focus, and direction based on your growth.
After you complete the survey, fill in the following table.
Research the details of your Self Assessment results, and then list and describe at least three job descriptions.
Based on your results, what surprises did you find? If there are none, explain why. (100-150 words)
After completing your current program/degree, what is your plan? (grad school, internship, career plan, etc.)
In order to achieve the goals in your purpose plan, you will need to employ self-management and self-leadership strategies. What self-management and self-leadership strategies do you plan on using, and how will you use them? Hint: You may want to review some of the weekly readings for insights. The following readings in particular may be helpful: Goal-Setting and Action Planning (Topic 4), Juggling Act (Topic 1), The Power of Accountability (Topic 1).
Reflection Question 2: In 100 – 125 words, please respond to the following prompt:
GCU provides many opportunities and resources to help you accomplish the goals in your purpose plan. What are some GCU opportunities and/or resources you will engage in to help you accomplish your goals?