Live what you love
God inspires your passions. Where will those passions take you?
Calvin LifeWork prepares you for life after university, from your career to your relationships to your overall success in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. Whatever God is calling you to, we'll help you dive right in!
What you'll learn
Your journey will cover four main areas:
Discover what God is calling you to do and who he is calling you to be. Realize you have gifts that will transcend your career—gifts that you can use at all times for God's kingdom.
Most of us will spend much of our adult life working. Whether you are planning to go to grad school or get hired right after university, we'll help you pursue your career path with both passion and purpose.
Financial Literacy and Life Skills
Bills, rent, budgeting. Relationships, conflict resolution, making a big move. No matter what intimidates you about the adult world, we'll equip you to thrive in these areas.
Be a leader not only in your field of work and study, but in your church and in your community. Your voice matters, and we’ll make sure you know how to use it to lead with conviction.
What it looks like
Throughout the program, career coaches will help you explore your career options and prepare for internship opportunities. Calvin's coaches are experts in career readiness, networking and the job search. Plus, they're some of your biggest fans and encouragers.
Live and learn
Dive deep into interactive learning through in-person and online workshops, getting your questions answered from both professionals at Calvin and industry leaders in the community. But don't stop there: find an internship that gives you on-the-ground experience in your field.
Time well spent
With four years of opportunities, the Calvin LifeWork program is designed to fit around your regular course schedule. We invite every single student to participate—and live out the results!
How it works
Year 1: Discover
Identify and explore your interests, values and strengths, connecting them with God’s call on your life.
Year 2: Equip
Gain practical, professional and world-readiness skills for your career, graduate education and post-grad life.
Year 3: Experience
Jump into internships, research projects and other opportunities for experiential learning.
Year 4: Launch
Put the final touches on your resume, schedule interviews and launch into a life that aligns with God’s call.
What students are saying
“LifeWork really impacted the way I think and interact with people, and the way I make decisions in life. A big part of that has been my experiences doing research—learning from my professors while also developing a relationship with them.”— Tra Nguyen
“Lifework has given me the opportunity to build my confidence as an adult, to know that I'll be able to succeed in life.”— Kwaku Boateng
“The LifeWork program has helped me establish relationships with Calvin professors and staff members in a way that has allowed me to gain access to internships, both on campus and off campus.”— Lawrence Beamer
“LifeWork taught me the intangible things you don't usually learn in class—things like how to do my finances and fill out my tax forms. It's helped me think about how to secure a strong financial future for myself.”