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Cleary University

Our pathbreaking approach to career development

Through The Cleary Compass workshop, participants will reframe their thinking, release their creativity and get comfortable with testing out new career avenues in a supportive, encouraging environment.
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Finally answer the question:

What will I do with my Life?

Participants will engage in an interactive workshop that gives them the tools, the time and the space to develop a healthy, realistic mindset allowing them to confidently answer the question, “What will I do with my life?” Through The Cleary Compass, they will examine multiple versions of their future, and use these as stepping stones to acquire the practices to prototype their lives.

What to expect during the workshop

During the workshop, participants will be given the various tools, worksheets and take-home resources that will prepare you for the more in-depth Cleary Compass seminars that follow this one-hour workshop:

How to create an Odyssey Plan

Worksheets to help you illustrate alternate Odyssey Plans for
different versions of the future you hope for.

What is a Good Time Journal?

The Good Time Journal is a self-assessment tool that helps
the participant answer the question, “What drains you?

What's your current work/life situation?

A Health/Work/Play/Love Dashboard tool that gives you a
pulse on your current work/life balance.

A Transformative Approach

Cleary focuses on developing a skill set where students can investigate their interests and curiosities, and explore them in an intentional and structured way. Students will map out the story they have been telling themselves about their future, and then ask themselves, “What if the career I’m planning to pursue no longer exists? What if money and image were no object?” They will identify what is working and what is not and leverage those learnings to design a new version of their story, mindful that there is no single perfect job waiting for them but many great opportunities that fit their interests and goals.


Fewer than 20 percent of people have a single identifiable passion in their lives?

The Cleary Compass can help.

Cleary's Career Development Program
Changes Lives

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The Cleary Compass is based on Stanford University's Life Design Lab which applies design thinking to the problems of life and vocational way-finding.

At the conclusion of the workshop, students will be armed with their own self-designed life plans along with the steps to execute these plans. They will have the tools and framework to navigate change and build a life where they will flourish and feel comfortable and confident to continue exploring their life and career path. Experiment, and continue to experiment!

The Cleary Compass Workshop Moderator

Amy Denton
Director of Corporate Development
Director or Career Development
Director of Alumni Relations
Adjunct Professor