March 23, 2011
UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Life is calling. What is your intention?" – a series of career and personal development activities, from March 28-April 1. The series is designed to help participants align their career goals with their life vision, and will include motivational speakers and workshops. All events are free and open to the public.
"Life is calling" kicks off with the keynote address, "Poetry and Letting Your Inner Psyche Speak," by poet Laura Hope-Gill at 4 p.m. Monday, March 28, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 221. Hope-Gill will guide participants in talking about life and writing poetry to help discover a "creative alchemy" that guides decision-making in harmony with one's psyche and the patterns of nature. Hope-Gill is Poet Laureate of the Blue Ridge Parkway and a recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council fellowship. She is also the founder and director of WordFest Poetry Festival in Asheville, and an instructor in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program. Participants should bring a notebook and pen.
Other events include:
-- UNC Asheville's 2011 Internship and Job Fair, featuring representatives from more than 40 area companies and organizations, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Community members and alumni are invited to join UNC Asheville students to learn more about part-time, seasonal and full-time jobs and internship opportunities.
--"Visualizing Your Future: Creating Dream Boxes," with Eileen Buecher, director of UNC Asheville's Career Center, 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 221. Participants will engage in visualization exercises and create personalized dream boxes to express their vision. Participants should bring scissors, glue and pictures to incorporate into their project.
-- "Year of Service" Career Opportunities Open House - Representatives from several well-known service organizations will be available to meet with those interested in "year-of-service" career opportunities. The open house will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Career Center, located in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 259.
--"Music and Intention: Assembling Your Musical Cannon," with Lyn Burkett, UNC Asheville assistant professor of music, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 221. Burkett will guide participants through the process of collecting their own most meaningful musical experiences.
--"Walking the Labyrinth: A Meditative Approach to Find Focus," intentional labyrinth walks to explore next steps in life and career, with UNC Asheville's Career Center staff, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the UNC Asheville Labyrinth, located above UNC Asheville's Weizenblatt Hall and below Ramsey Library. Rain location is UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, room 223.
For more information, visit the "Life is calling" page on the UNC Asheville Career Center Web site or call 828.251.6515.