Benedictine University uses NetVUE grants to help students chart futures
Benedictine University said this week that it has used two grants from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) to help students choose and pursue career goals.
The university received a NetVUE grant to strengthen and integrate vocation discovery across all academic disciplines to help students identify career paths that lead to success in work and in life.
Earlier this year, the university received a Chaplaincy Implementation Grant from NetVUE, which the university used to support a new program BenUnited. The program is designed to help students make connections between their talents, academic careers and participation in community service. BenUnited provides new freshmen and transfer students with the opportunity to further develop their values and reflect on their career aspirations at events such as New Student Orientation, the Student Employment Fair and the Community Service Fair.
"In all of these activities, students are made aware of the support that is available to them from the office of admissions, the new-student advising center and the career development center, and the central role campus ministry can play for students from all different faith backgrounds,” Christine Fletcher, administrator for both NetVUE grants, said. “Students also enroll in a BenUnited website, which aims to keep students connected with campus ministry and with each other throughout their first year at Benedictine."