b'PURSUING VOCATIONAL CALLINGSLindsay SaylorFALL 2019Before participating in Chicago Semester, Lindsey Saylor thought that a vocational calling simply meant a future career. Throughout undergrad she had changed herNearly29major a few times, considering careers in medicine11:1and social work. Ultimately, she decided to pursue90%student tomajors psychology but was still uncertain of what she wanted to do with her degree after graduation. faculty ratio participating During Chicago Semester, Lindsey enrolled in the Values and Vocations course, and she interned as a volunteer coordinator at Breakthrough, a ministry that serves the East Garfield Park neighborhood. She also participated in aof Chicago weekly Professional Seminar where her professor provided the space for her to be vulnerable with her peers as she discerned the callings God had placed on her life.Semester alumni By the end of the program, Lindsey came to understand vocational calling as moreexpress clarity19than her future career, but also who she was called to be and the place for her toand confidence110live this call out in the world. Moreover, Lindsey confidently articulated her callingsupervisorscultural art to ministry and desire to work for a Christ-centered organization.in their chosenmentoringevents across 8 Today, Lindsey is preparing for her senior year of college and applying to seminary.vocation.* students neighborhoodsShe remains connected to Chicago Semester as an alumni ambassador for the program. The path Lindseys life is now taking would not have been possible had she not participated in the Chicago Semester program.Over500 90 minutes dedicated each *Based on Chicago Semesters Spring 2020 Program Evaluation. one-on-oneweek to reflection on ones vocational **Each student meets individually with a Chicago Semester faculty or staff member atmeetings heldjourney in conversation with Chicago least 4 times each semester.with individualSemester staff and peers6 students**7'