Born during the pandemic, Future Callings is an interactive umbrella project at Simon's Rock designed to address the question of what early college students do in this world, and what worlds are awaiting them. The program created a series of videos featuring Simon’s Rock alumni to begin to answer those questions as a form of professional therapy. Alumni shared their professional problems with each other, reflected on points of reverence and interest, and then freely discussed those points with each other through question and answer.
There was then another layer, a meta analysis, of what transpired during the session in which Simon’s Rock faculty and staff reflected on what resonated with them, adding their own stories, reflections, and professional problems. The result of this analysis is the Future Callings Lesson Plans.
These lessons use the Future Callings program at Simon’s Rock as a launch pad to further inquiry about what professionalism is and how those in the early college network navigate between creating meaningful, committed, and sustainable worldmaking work while also maintaining their own sense of self.
Submissions from 2023
Introduction, Ligaya Franklin and Jehan Senai Worthy
Lesson 1: What is Your Idea of Professionalism?, Ligaya Franklin and Jehan Senai Worthy
Lesson 2: What is Your Professional Problem? Problems with Professionalism, Ligaya Franklin and Jehan Senai Worthy
Lesson 3: Where Does Pain Live in Your Body? Confronting Stress and Trauma, Ligaya Franklin and Jehan Senai Worthy
Lesson 4: Showing Up As and For Your Authentic Self, Ligaya Franklin and Jehan Senai Worthy