WINNIPEG—Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) celebrated the launch of its newest initiative, the Centre for Career and Vocation on March 1. The centre's mission is "to equip members of the CMU community to purposefully connect calling, courses and career through curriculum-integrated academic and vocational advising, experiential and work-integrated learning, and encouraging interdisciplinary exploration and creativity." It is funded by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a North American network of colleges and universities that offers grant funding, resources and support to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. CMU is the first Canadian post-secondary institution to become a member of NetVUE. The centre brings together three areas: career development and vocational discernment; practicum/work-integrated learning; and vocation-centred advising and curriculum. It will provide students with career advising and resources through individual appointments, workshops and peer coaching, as well as offer for-credit courses in career development. At the helm of the operation is Christine Kampen Robinson, who comes to the project with extensive experience working in career advising and transition programming for students at other universities, as well as teaching and helping to coordinate practica at CMU over the last couple years. To learn more, visit cmu.ca/ccv.
—Canadian Mennonite University
Christine Kampen Robinson.