Vocational Discernment at MTSO

Listen to your life.

Welcome to MTSO's Office of Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement. We are here to walk with you, learn with you and help you to thrive. We encourage you to be open to what your seminary education brings your way.

Kathy Dickson, director of vocational discernment and community engagementVisit the office for:

  • A conversation partner in your discernment process.
  • Resources to help you live into and embrace your vocation.
  • Consultations on tools along the way, such as resume, CV and cover letter building, interview assistance, professional development suggestions, and building an e-portfolio.
  • Connection to a wider network.
  • Self-assessments to help identify and reaffirm your gifts and strengths.

Resources for students

Resources for alumni

Resources for employers

Vocational discernment events 2017


Spring Semester

Carol Lakota Eastin,
Kaskaskia River district superintendent,
Illinois Great Rivers Conference, campus visit
March 21, 9:30-2
Preparing for a job search
Dunn Dining Hall
March 22, noon
Spring Open House March 28, 10 a.m.-noon
Ecology/theology alumni panel
RSVP here.
April 4, noon-1 p.m.
East Ohio Conference exploration
RSVP here
April 18, 10 a.m.-3 pm.
Understanding Your Strengths
RSVP here.
April 25, noon-1 p.m.
Vocational Discernment Retreat TBD

Contact us

Office of Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement

Katherine Dickson, director
Werner Hall Room 122
Office hours vary; please make an appointment