Class Highlight - Life Design


Class Highlight - Life Design

What class?

LSTD 4700 – Life Design

Why is it cool?

You’re working hard, plowing through school to get your degree. But, do you really know what you want? Are you sitting idly by waiting for the next thing to happen, or are you working to reach a specific goal?

When we’re intentional about what we want, we usually get better results.

When we’re intentional about what we want, we usually get better results.

In Life Design, you’ll work to discover who you are and what you want to become. The class is cool because it offers the framework and tools you need to discover what you really want out of life. As a one-hour option, it’s perfect for students who don’t need a whole three-hour class to meet graduation requirements.

“We all think about what we want to be when we grow up, but it can so easily become a fleeting thought that we never really get there,” said Jennifer Gatlin, course instructor. “Throughout the class, students will have the opportunity to take the time to really examine who they are right now and compare that to where they want to be.”

Students will use reflection essays and carefully designed worksheets to uncover their own path to meaningful work. They’ll do this by examining their values, personality, interests, talents and desire to make a difference.

By the end of the eight weeks, you may not know the answer to all of life’s great questions, but you’ll have a roadmap to a life filled with meaningful work and relationships. And when graduation rolls around, hopefully you’ll have a sense of excitement for what comes next in life.

Talk to your advisor to see if this class might be right for you, or see what else is offered by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.