Students thinking about their future can now apply for next semester’s D!SCOVERY program.
The D!SCOVERY program is for students who need help finding answers to the questions about the future that college raises.
As many students enter college, they face questions about who they are, their gifts, what their purpose is and what major and career to pursue. Often, students come in with a good idea of where they want college to take them. Other times, students have difficulty deciding what to major in and figuring out how their skillset can best be used.
“We were told to dream up what you want to do with your life,” said Hailey Thompson, senior Ad/PR major from Allen. “As a senior, I still say that to myself.”
Thompson also said the course gives you freedom to imagine where you want your life to go.
D!SCOVERY is a five-week program held multiple times throughout the school year. It focuses on three main topics to help students find direction: deciding, confirming and narrowing.
The course’s main focus is helping students select a major. Though there are many undeclared majors in the program, there are also students having doubts about the major they chose.
“I heard this was a good resource to figure out what to do,” said Brian Lang, freshman accounting major from Abilene. “I hope to find out what I like to do and try to pursue that in a career.”
The class focuses on the spiritual aspects of choosing a major as well. Professors help students find confirmation that their major aligns with the skills God has given them.
Lastly, D!SCOVERY goes beyond the college years, helping students narrow their options down to a specific career which is available within the major they have chosen.
The program helps students live up to the ACU motto of finding ways to affect the world in exceptional, innovative and real ways.
D!SCOVERY uses scripture to discuss the idea of having a call and a mission. It also provides personal assessments that help students explore their skills and interests, as well as up-to-date information on matching career paths with those interests.
“I think everybody should have to do it,” Thompson said. “It was really fun learning about myself.”
The program also provides a face-to-face appointment to help students fully understand the information they have found and determine what majors and careers to look into.
Students who are looking to uncover their skills and interests can sign up for this course on the ACU website at http://www.acu.edu/campusoffices/careercenter/students/discovery/.
The application asks students to fill out what obstacles are keeping them from deciding on a career or major, a list of majors they are considering and a few other details.
The price of the course is $75 and is charged to a student’s account to confirm participation.