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Pillar Definition Desired Outcomes
Practical Competence Pursuing goals; communicating effectively; technical competence; managing personal affairs & career development; demonstrating professionalism; maintaining health and wellness; living purposeful & satisfying life
  • Ensure graduation requirements are going to be met
  • Apply for graduation
  • Create a personal budget
  • Moving back home/ living on your own
  • Understand loan repayment options
  • Establish and understand credit
  • Maintain well-living
  • Perfect resume to include college career, internships, service opportunities
  • Update social media professional pages
  • Update networking list and use it to connect with possible job openings
  • Understand how to conduct an effective job search
  • Practice job interview skills
  • Identify potential job search venues/ websites
  • Attend a Graduate School Fair, if applicable
  • Apply to graduate/ professional school
  • Secure employment/ Grad School acceptance
Humanitarianism/Civil Engagement Understanding & appreciation of cultural and human differences; social responsibility; global perspectives & sense of civic responsibility
  • Engage in & interact with people who are different
  • Participate in various cultural events/activities
  • Establish Community Service relationships
  • Practice sustainability
  • Utilize ESU experiences in the “Real World”
  • Share student abroad experience with other students
PERSONAL COMPETENCE Interpersonal -
Meaningful relationships; interdependence; collaboration & effective leadership.

Intrapersonal -
Realistic self-appraisal; self-understanding, self-respect; identity development; commitment to ethics & integrity
Interpersonal -
  • Identify means of keeping in touch with college friends
  • Understanding B.A.C.
  • Reflect on purpose and how it relates to a career path
  • Understanding role in a long-term relationship
Intrapersonal -
  • Explore personal values and identity
  • Explore spirituality
  • Clarify goals and objectives
  • Develop support system
  • Balance stress of “what’s next” and how to get there
Academic Success Connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas & experiences; relating knowledge to daily life; critical thinking; reflective thinking; reflective reasoning & creativity.
  • Remain motivated through cumulative experience
  • Utilize faculty for employment opportunities
  • Determine future plans- work force versus continuing education
  • Understanding and fulfilling graduation requirements
  • Understanding entrance exams- process and timelines
  • Speak to faculty mentor about post-graduation plans
  • Develop a career portfolio
  • Solicit letters of recommendations