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In Class Career Discernment

Alison Clark Efford just piloted a new graduate class prototype and was kind enough to share her learnings in a blog post. We were delighted to learn Alison used Designing Your Life for her class. In her words: “I leaned heavily on one in particular: Bill Burnett and Dave Evans’s Designing Your Life. Burnett and Evans emphasize that most college graduates do not enter careers directly related to their majors and that job advertisements are not a reliable route to fulfilling positions. They propose a design approach that is particularly useful to students who are not pursuing vocational degrees. “Life design” requires embracing the process of imagining possibilities, “prototyping” them and “failing forward” into new opportunities. Read her full post here.