Inner Heroes: What’s Your Hero’s Major?

02/15/2017
BATON ROUGE – LSU University College will host 12 interactive Inner Heroes workshops on March 14-16 and April 4-6 in 150 Allen Hall – located next to Middleton Library. 

Inner Heroes is a series of interactive workshops that assist students in discovering their natural strengths and talents, determining their ideal career and claiming their path to success.  The workshops, which are based on four primary major personality types, utilize assessments and group discussions to help identify the best majors and career options for students experiencing difficulty making these decisions.

The workshops are free and open to all LSU students – students who are undecided, students seeking to confirm their choice of major and students interested in learning more about their unique strengths and talents.

LSU University College Academic Counselor and Coordinator of Inner Heroes Erin Anthony said that since University College first started conducting the Inner Heroes workshops three years ago, participants leave feeling as if they have been able to alleviate some of the stress related to career and major indecision by participating in these fun, creative, and exploratory workshops.

“With the help of our academic counselors, students are often surprised to discover that they have more insight into their own skills and interests than they previously gave themselves credit for. Our students seem to really like these guided contemplation-oriented activities,” Anthony said.

LSU University College’s executive director R. Paul Ivey said that Inner Heroes has proven to be an effective, unassuming approach to engage students with an initial exploration of careers and college majors.

“It is an entertaining look at how your personality can impact this exploration. I encourage anyone who is in the early stages of career exploration to participate in this University College sponsored workshop,” Ivey said.

Inner Heroes registration is easy.  Students should register with University College online at http://www.lsu.edu/universitycollege/workshops.php, by phone at 225-578-6822 or stop in 150 Allen Hall.

INNER HEROES workshop dates/times:

  • Tuesday, March 14 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15 – 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 16 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5 – 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6 – 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Inner Heroes workshops are based on Carolyn Kalil’s “Follow Your Inner Heroes to the Work You Love” (Dream Maker Publishing Inc. Pacific Palisades, Calif.).

Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU.  Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.

For more information on LSU University College or Inner Heroes, visit www.uc.lsu.edu or follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/LSU.UniversityCollege.

 

 

 

Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu