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Canvas: Framing Your Vocation and Career

A series designed especially for sophomores, featuring four distinct events to guide you through the process of exploring vocation and career.

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Opening Night

Wednesday, September 11 – 5:30-7:00

Come for a cookout as we introduce Canvas to the Class of 2022! We’ll kick off the series with an inspiring message from a revered faculty member, embark on the journey of developing self-awareness, and discover what God has to say about your future careers.


Telling Our Stories

Tuesday, October 1 – 5:30-7:30

Elevator pitches. LinkedIn profiles. Personal branding. Professional communication. Business cards. Headshots. Everything you need to tell your story. And the opportunity to participate in an elevator pitch competition—complete with prizes!


Career Exploration: Internships

Thursday, November 14 – 5:30-7:00 

Exploration is key to identifying the role that fits with your skills, values, and interests. And internships are the very best way to explore! At this event, you will have a chance to talk with upper-class students about their internship experiences in a range of industries. They will share their advice on getting internships, what skills they developed, and what they enjoyed the most!


Declaration Dinner

Thursday, January 23 – 5:30-7:30 

The series ends with a celebration of you and your choice of a major alongside your class, faculty, and alumni. This is the most anticipated event in the Canvas series and is sure to be a meaningful milestone for your class.

View stimulating talks students have heard at Declaration Dinner in the past:

Comfort Zones and Other Places in Which You Shouldn’t Stay Too Long  from Dr. Kirk D. Farney M.A. '98, Vice President for Advancement, Vocation, and Alumni Engagement at Wheaton College

As He Leads: Adopting a “Job-cation” Mindset  from Dr. Andrea Scott '93, Wheaton College Trustee and Dean of the Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University

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