Events listed below are suggestions for reflection. However, we certainly have not thought of everything that constitutes a meaningful exercise and experience. If you have an activity that you believe has added to your understanding of valuing the things you do or future goals, please submit that under the appropriate category.
Presentation Option | What Matters and Why Dinners | Academic Course Reflection | FYE and IDY 110 Course Reflection | Mentoring Reflection | FURSCA/Elkin Isaac Reflection | Internship Experience Reflection | Leadership/Sporting/Campus Group Participation Reflection | Service Experience Reflection | Activity/Meeting/Presentation Reflection
The event, in and of itself, is a reflection exercise. You will receive 20 points for just attending.
We believe that you can find value and meaning in any course and in any field of study. You can earn points toward completion of the Pathfinder Program by reflecting on a course you are taking. Reflections on study abroad experiences are also welcome.
If you think that a course you are taking relates to the themes of PathFinder (life calling, purposeful work), then submit a reflection. You did the work in the course, now think about a broader meaning from the course and how it relates or can be connected to another course. Reflection submissions should communicate how the course has helped you understand passions and meaning in your life. It should also exemplify the spirit of a liberal arts education by connecting what you learned in one course to others that you have taken.
Any course can qualify for points. However, only two courses per semester may be used towards your points and no more than 50% of your total points can be course reflections. Finally, course reflections cannot be retroactive. The reflection must be completed within two months of completing the course.
FYE courses are designed to benefit students throughout their college experience and beyond. Therefore, reflections for FYE can be written at anytime during your years at Albion.
What better way to start building professional relationships than through a mentoring program? Through the PathFinder Program you can be connected with a faculty member or staff. In this part of the program, you are required to meet with your mentor four times throughout an academic semester and provide one reflection for each meeting.
Come into the Career and Internship Center and you will be matched with an on-campus mentor to assist you in an area that you wish to improve upon. Click here for more information.
FURSCA is an incredible opportunity to investigate, interpret, and present. This experience will expose you to real life problems and will lead to a better understanding about your interests in the field and methods of exploration.
Working in a professional environment has immense value and we want to hear how it has impacted your life. We know that you learned about your chosen profession, but tell us what you learned about yourself through this experience.
Did you learn that you:
Albion College students are involved in no small amount of beneficial activities that lead to out-of-classroom learning. In these submissions, you are to reflect on your experience and think about a deeper meaning. You are not being asked to do more, just learn more about what you are already doing or have done.
Albion College students participate in a vast array of community service experiences. For these reflections, you are being asked to spend some time thinking about what you have learned from your experiences.
While most of these options are in essay format, you can really rack up points by choosing to do a presentation on your experience. Even just attending a presentation will earn you 10 points! Email the Career and Internship Center to schedule a date and time. Plan on a 15 minute presentation.
Albion College offers a plethora of speakers and events to attend that would count for points.
These are some ideas about what these might include: