Life Design Ecosystems: Building Community Beyond Bennington (cancelled)

Michael Gonzales

The dynamically changing environment of the world of work, uncertainties tied to meaningful employment, and the flexible/creative ways people have responded will be discussed in combination with the goal of taking proactive measures in expanding meaningful relationships and networks in your professional and creative endeavors. The goal for this class is to provide a platform for students to bridge a series of philosophical inquiries in the world of work and the pragmatic steps that it takes to expand one’s social networking spheres when inquiring about and applying for positions in your respective fields. Additionally, your reflection process and the action steps taken in exploring networking as a tool for embedding yourself in a respective field will run in tandem with guest speakers/industry leaders who will share their process points and the challenges they navigated in their respective life paths/careers. The course will draw from anthropological studies in social networking and readings from the sociology of work as key starting points for encouraging students to reflect on how their academic/FWT pursuits at Bennington can serve as an informed transitional point for preparing for their own life after college.

Prerequisites: For juniors and seniors who are interested and particularly advanced in their preparation for life after Bennington. Enrollment by permission of the instructor. Email michaelgonzales@bennington.edu
Credits: 1
T 4:10-6:00 (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
This course is categorized as Workshops, All courses, Updates.