WHAT IS THE PROGRAM ABOUT?
The program uses design thinking to address the “wicked problem” of designing your life and career. This program employs a design thinking approach to help students from any major develop a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their vocation. Topics include design thinking, the integration of work and worldview, the realities of engaging the workplace, and practices that support vocation formation throughout your life.
WHAT'S "DESIGN THINKING" AND HOW DOES IT APPLY TO MY LIFE AND CAREER?
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving and innovation through prototype iteration. Design takes a highly collaborative and hands-on approach to conceiving a new solution and expects to learn by doing and through feedback iterating real ideas in the real world.
WHO'S THE PROGRAM FOR?
Any Stan State student who would like to learn and apply a creative approach to designing their life. The course will “work” for people in a wide range of situations — from having a solid major and a good career idea already to being ready to declare a major or explore a new major.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE CAREER IDEAS YET OR AM UNSURE ABOUT MY MAJOR?
No problem. One of the advantages of this approach is it doesn’t start by asking the question, “Well —what is your passion?” or “What is your childhood dream?” This design approach begins with right where you are now.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
You will receive the New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life book along with a completion certificate. Although this course does not receive academic units that count towards graduation, you will earn 1.5 CEUs that is reflected on your transcript as continuing education units.
Additionally, you will leave with clear ideas about what you want from work and from life, and a set of strategies to prototype and build a career and a tomorrow that's consistent with your goals.
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP?
Classes have begun. Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center for more information.
7 Week Session
Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, ESB 23
Instructors: Bruce Hesse and Ellen Bell
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 10/23, 10/30
5 Week Session
Saturdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, ESB 23
Instructors: President Ellen Junn and Provost Kim Greer
9/22, 10/6, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1
For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To discover more about Stanford University’s DYL program, please view Dave Evans’ TED talk