Future of Work

SEARCH is the incubator for this new collaborative program through which we hope to investigate meaning and outcome in the "real world."

The Future of Work becomes a story of how AU helps all students – no matter their major – prepare for an unknown career, clarify calling and identity in Jesus Christ, and finish the interview prompt, “Tell me about a time when you created or improved something and shared it with someone.” The program asks the questions, "How should we work?" and "Why should we work?"

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Students will appreciate God’s plan for humans as productive members of society and where that ideal is far from realized; Students will formulate a critique of the economic environment they will inhabit, with a focus on the future; Students will assemble and articulate the connections between liberal arts perennial skills and their relation to the world of work.

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Students will experience interdisciplinary dialogue by attending co-curricular events; Students will learn how to navigate the world of work through mentoring relationships and various workshops focused on networking skills.

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Students will either create something useful and (ideally) get it to some people who could use it/will enjoy it/ find it meaningful, or they will take something already made, improve it as needed, and get it to some people who can use it; All students are eligible to be reimbursed for up to $100 of personal expenses incurred in support of this project.

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