CHAPTER 8

Driving Purpose

Marcus Sanderlin

Purpose exploration and meaningful career navigation have become a focal point in higher education. With over 19 million students enrolled in U.S. colleges annually (National Center for Educational Statistics 2018), the demographic of collegegoers continues to diversify. Equally diverse are student expectations of the college experience. While students enter college with varying social, personal, and professional pressures and anticipations, a growing number enroll with the added hope of exploring who they are, learning about their passions, and preparing to transition as T-professionals into careers of meaning and purpose.

As Hunsacker and Rivera (2019, this volume) outline in Chapter 4, the intersection ...

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