Pathways to Professional Formation

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
September 20, 2018

Tonja Brown, Internship and Mentorship Coordinator, in front of treeStarting at the time when students arrive at Seattle University, the College of Arts & Sciences is committed to helping them through their lifetime journey of professional formation and discernment. We have formed a new initiative, Pathways to Professional Formation, to support existing programs and develop new opportunities for our students to see their professional journey as just that, a journey of many paths to become graduates who are empowered to lead a meaningful life of purpose.  

With the guidance of Tonja Brown, Internship and Mentorship Coordinator, students will find faculty and staff mentor and guide them through decision making about future personal and professional pathways. They will also find multiple ways to engage with alumni in the community and organizations worldwide.

Two women at an alumni networking eventOne of the signature events is LinkUp (formerly A&S Alumni and Students Connect), on Wednesday, January 30 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Campion Ballroom. This informal event brings together undergraduate and graduate students with alumni, allowing them to discover shared interests, discuss professional plans and ideas, and learn from their experience. Should you be interested in participating in this event, look for more information on the Pathways to Professional Formation website.