Vocation and Purpose

Becoming who you are. Cultivating what you do.

What role does Cal Lutheran play in your lifelong journey of vocation and purpose?

Purpose asks why and how questions: "Why do I do what I do?" "How will I go about doing what I do?" Purpose involves your job or career, and yet is much bigger than that. It is also about making meaning in relationships, gifts and abilities, and serving others.

Throughout your life, vocation asks: "What am I called to become?" The process of becoming may come from inside as a passion or drive. Or the process may come from outside — discerning what the world needs or responding to the call of God.

Where do I start?

Learn how to identify what matters most to you as you begin.

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Campus Resources

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Student Stories

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Our alumni are continuing their journeys all over the world.

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