Student Leadership

The Mission and Ministry Center vision focuses on providing spaces and places where all can explore their faith and questions of human existence, as well as deepen their understanding of & relationship with God; and forming students as leaders in a complex world in great need of visible and radical witnesses of love and solidarity.

white text on orange background with geometric shapes spread throughout: next move, a 6 week college to career seminar sponsored by the Mission and Ministry Center


Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm, Ageno East Hall
10/3, 10/10, 10/24, (individual coaching the week of 10/30), 11/7, 11/14

Next Move supports students as they make tangible and meaningful steps towards clarifying their purpose and then defining a step-by-step action plan to attain their objectives. The next move seminar includes weekly in-person group coaching, short podcasts and weekly assignments.   

“This five-week seminar helped open my mind to all the possibilities that I am capable of achieving.  I now have a renewed sense of motivation and purpose, realizing what it is that I want and knowing that I have ways to attain it.”     - KT Holsworth, SMC Senior,  Marketing

“I knew what my next step needed to be, but wasn’t sure how to go about it.  Next Move introduced me to a new way of thinking and showed me how to be proactive about what I want to accomplish.  In just a few weeks, I have made a lot of progress and feel like I now know what type of jobs I want and how to better go about building my network to support me in my efforts.”    - Maddie Futch, SMC Senior, Marketing

Student Commitment (1- 2 hours/week)

  • Active participation in five one-hour weekly group seminars
  • Participation in one 1-on-1 nano coaching session by phone
  • Completion of weekly course work (estimated between 30-60 minutes per week)
    • Two short podcasts (7-10 minutes) per week
    • Individual &/or interactive assignments
    • Course surveys/self-reflections

Who can participate?  

The Next Move Seminar is open to all SMC students, though highly recommended for Juniors & Seniors.  There is currently space for 14 students.  

Registration deadline:  

September 27.   We anticipate that there will be more students registering than space will allow.  Please apply early to increase your likelihood of participation.

Please CLICK HERE to register