Which courses do you anticipate being the most challenging? Explain why.

For this assignment, you will answer a series of questions designed to help you find and plan your purpose. These questions are broken into an Academic Plan, a Spiritual Plan, and a Career Plan. Please respond to each of the questions directly on this document (the boxes will expand as needed). Following the Career Plan, there are also two reflection questions to answer.

Academic Plan

To help you get the most out of your campus experience, our departments, offices on campus, offer services, events, and resources that enhance your academic pursuits and help you experience Lope life. Find your major and program on the following website http://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs/ and complete the table below:

In which program of study are you enrolled? Or plan to enroll.

Identify some of the program core courses you are looking forward to taking?

Which courses do you anticipate being the most challenging? Explain why.

Spiritual Plan

GCU is committed to integrating faith across all aspects of the GCU community, which stems from GCU’s mission to educate students from a Christian perspective and to prepare them for careers that honor God while serving others. Read through GCU’s “One Foundation” and watch the three videos of President Brian Mueller and Dean Jason Hiles, “Integration of Faith, Learning, and Work,” “Ethical Positions Statement,” and “Doctrinal Statement Introduction,” located at http://www.gcu.edu/about-gcu/christian-identity-and-heritage.php

What did you take-away from these videos? How can you apply this to your experience while at GCU? (50-100 words)

What does service outside of the classroom mean to you? How can you apply service while at GCU? (50-100 words)

Career Plan

Grand Canyon University offers several career service tools to help you discover potential career paths, build a resume, search for employment, and more. Take a few minutes to take the Career Compass survey located at https://www.focus2career.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=810 (Access Code: Purpose).

You can watch this video to assist you with the registration process: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnvvHOt5LvE8yBMYeHV4mGPW88Q86ftmw .

Even if you have completed an assessment such as this in the past, it is good to reassess yourself every so often to reevaluate your goals, focus, and direction based on your growth.

After you complete the survey, fill in the following table:

Based on your Career Compass results, research the details. Then describe at least three job descriptions.




Based on your results, what surprises did you find? If there are none, explain why. (100-150 words)

After completing your current program/degree, what is your plan? (grad school, internship, career plan, etc.)


Reflection Question 1: In 100 -125 words, please respond to the following prompt:

In order to achieve the goals in your purpose plan, you will need to employ self- management and self-leadership strategies. What self- management and self-leadership strategies do you plan on using, and how will you use them? Hint: You may want to review some of the weekly readings for insights. These readings in particular may be helpful: Goal-Setting and Action Planning (Topic 4), Personal Accountability for Excellence (Topic 2), Juggling Act (Topic 1), The Power of Accountability (Topic 1).

Reflection Question 2: In 100 -125 words, please respond to the following prompt:

GCU provides many opportunities and resources to help you accomplish the goals in your purpose plan. What are some GCU opportunities and/or resources you will engage in to help you accomplish your goals?