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A series designed especially for the Class of 2020, featuring five distinct events to guide sophomores through the process of exploring their vocation and career. 

Brought to you by the Wheaton College Center for Vocation and Career and the Sophomore Class Council.

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Opening Night

Tuesday, September 12 – 5:30-7 (Coray)

Come for a cook out as we introduce Canvas to the Class of 2020! Tonight is about kicking off the series, having some fun, and exploring the role of faith on your journey. 

Photos from 2017 are coming soon!

View photos from 2016.


Writing Our Stories

Thursday, October 5 – 5:30-7 (Coray)

Over a family-style meal, you will develop your unique stories through small group facilitated discussion. You will discover how your life experience, interests, and dreams can generate ideas about possible career directions.

View photos from 2016.


Telling Our Stories

Tuesday, October 24 – 5:30-7:30 (Meyer Science Center)

Resumes. Elevator pitches. LinkedIn profiles. Business cards. This energetic event will be centered on your story-telling tools. An elevator pitch competition will send one lucky person home with a prize. You will also have the opportunity to get a professional photo for those LinkedIn profiles!

View photos from 2016. 


Career Exploration: Internships

Wednesday, November 15 – 5:30-7:00 (Meyer Science Center)

One of the best ways to explore career is through internships. At this event, you will have a chance to talk with upper-class students about their internship experiences in a range of professions. They will share their advice on getting internships, what skills they developed, and what they enjoyed the most!

View photos from 2016.


Declaration Dinner

Thursday, January 25 – 5:30-7:30 (Coray)

This is the culminating event in the Canvas series and is an opportunity for students to come together as a class to celebrate their chosen major alongside faculty and alumni. Making connections, delicious food, and an inspiring keynote address will shape this event into a meaningful milestone for your class.

View stimulating talks students have heard in the past:

Your Major is Just the Beginning from Lori Bachman ’78 former aerospace professional and entrepreneur

Around the Blind Corner from Robert Lane ’72, former CEO of John Deere

View photos from 2017.