Professional development course aims to help grads find what's next

Western Washington University Extended Education’s Life Launch, a four-day professional development course, aims to help recent college graduates figure out what’s next.

The program, which is set for July 19-22 at the North Cascades Institute on Lake Diablo, is designed to help people in their 20s make intentional, meaningful choices as they navigate their lives after graduation, according to a press release from Western. During the four-day course, graduates will work to identify their passions and goals while participating in group hiking and canoe excursions around North Cascades National Park.

The course is led by Marli Williams, a youth speaker and student-success coach.

“I wanted to create a program for recent graduates to give them the tools and confidence to approach the next chapter in their life with curiosity and excitement rather than fear and anxiety,” Williams said in the news release.

The program costs $995, which includes meals and lodging at the North Cascades Institute and one-on-one coaching from Williams before, during and for two months after the program.

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