Occupational wellness is a fit between who you are called to be and what you are called to do. It is finding the place where your deep desires and gifts meet the needs of the community. A “vocationally well” person expresses his or her values through paid and volunteer activities that are personally rewarding and that make a contribution to the well-being of the community. Vocational wellness involves continually learning new skills and seeking challenges that lead to personal growth and a better world. Listening for and following your vocational following is a lifelong process.*
• Satisfaction with work (volunteer, part-time, etc.)
• Comfort with current professional goals
• Ability to contribute unique talents and skills to work
• Level of comfort developing short- and long-term goals**
Resources for Improving Your Occupational Wellness
Talk to a staff member about your major or career goals. Need help with your resume or cover letter? Considering graduate school? Looking for a job or internship? Drop by the Career Center for 10-minute on-call services. No appointment is needed. (These times vary during summers, exam periods and holidays. Check the website before coming.)
Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Offers a number of valuable resources to USC employees. Online resources and training on conflict resolution, increasing assertiveness and improve organization skills. Online resources are accessible using the following login information: User ID: USC; Password: USC).
The mission of the Professional Development Office is to lead and support the development of knowledgeable, skillful and productive university employees through lifelong learning. The university's professional development programs are designed to improve individual and organizational performance and help USC achieve overall institutional goals. Training programs have been carefully developed to help employees increase their effectiveness by building and refining job skills and by gaining greater knowledge of USC operations.
Office of Community Service Programs
Show your commitment to others by joining the Gamecocks Giving Back Challenge and pledge to complete 30 hours of community service this academic year.