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Life After College: Finding Fulfillment in Both Parenthood and Profession

When it comes to work and family, young people today have a dizzying array of options available to them. Yet they also face a deafening barrage of contradictory voices, competing cultural scripts, and copious amounts of judgement, no matter what choices they make. Many still see the “family track” as being fundamentally opposed to the “career track.” How do you balance a desire for a meaningful career with a desire for marriage and family life?

Whether you’re an undergraduate beginning to think about life after college, or scholar pursuing graduate studies, or recent grad. navigating professional life–what steps and approaches can you be taking now?

In the spirit of our ongoing investigation this semester into meaningful work and vocation, the Witherspoon Institute will be hosting a dinner and discussion with Serena Sigillito, editor of Public Discourse and 2019 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow at the Fund for American Studies. 

Where: Whelan Hall, 16 Stockton Street, Princeton
When: Wednesday, Oct 2nd 6pm-7:30pm

To RSVP, please contact Maura Shea at 


Fall 2019 Seminar Series

This fall, we are pleased to announce our seminars on Facing Life’s Challenges, Finding Life’s Meaning, and Lyric Poetry. These seminars form part of the Institute’s efforts to assist the next generation of scholars in reflecting on truly human questions.

For more information, visit our Academic Year Seminars page