Every now and then you encounter someone who demonstrates excellence in their work. It might be an exceptional associate who anticipates your every need, a manager who motivates high performance and loyalty in the team, or a volunteer leader for a community program. It could be your child's teacher, who takes extra care in nurturing math skills in his or her students. Excellence - true excellence - is something we prize. When we see it, it brings us joy and inspiration. People who exhibit excellence are often described as thus: "She's a natural;" or "He loves what he does." But what is actually happening when we experience excellence?
Concordia’s commitment to faith, learning, and life-changing experiences is the recipe for meaningful work. We believe that excellence happens for Concordia students when they are immersed in a liberal arts education and when they grasp the concept of vocation in their lives.
A.G. Lafley, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble said, "The formula for businesses trying to compete in today's economy is simple: hire employees with mental agility, leadership, and passion to navigate change - in other words, hire those who are educated in the liberal arts." Employers agree that excellent employees think critically and analytically, write well, navigate complex situations, have intellectual curiosity, and develop creative, comprehensive solutions.
These competencies describe Concordia graduates in all of our majors and programs.
Get Involved! Build Your Campus Brand
|Recruit & hire CTX by posting jobs, internships, and matching opportunities to candidates|
|Become a meaningful work mentor|
|Sponsor the annual Etiquette Evening|
|Particpate in CTXExplore Vocation & Career Fair|
|Visit campus, or plan a site trip to your place of business for a group of students|
|Schedule an on-campus interview day or information session|
Support excellence by donating to the Center.On the form, please enter "Center for Vocation and Professional Development" as the donation designation.
Concordia students are:
Thinking critically & analytically – Students learn how to engage with problems, ask questions, think analytically, and make decisions in the classroom.
Speaking clearly & effectively – Students learn to take a proactive approach to learning and engage in an interactive classroom environment.
Developing personal values & ethics – Students explore and discover personal assets and learn how to influence with integrity.
Working effectively with others – Students learn how to lead, discover their calling and purpose, and leverage their strengths and influence through teamwork.
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