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Profile of a Mission Graduate


MOTIVATED young woman who:

Has a personal commitment to Christian service-learning, with a Christian heart;

Is able to assess and understand her strengths and limitations in order to support her learning and personal development;

Exercises initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions;

Acquires the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. 


A young woman of DEPTH who:

Searches for Truth, in the tradition of St. Dominic and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose;

Develops her intellectual curiosity;

Acquires an in-depth knowledge and develops understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines;

Explores concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.


 A young woman of INTEGRITY who:

Acts with honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, group and communities;

Takes responsibility for her own actions and the consequences that accompany them;

Practices academic honesty. 


A young woman of CHARACTER who:

Embodies Christ-like behavior and identifies the God-given dignity of all of humanity;

Courageously and articulately defends her beliefs while being charitable to all people;

Understands the importance of intellectual, physical, social and spiritual balance to achieve personal well-being for herself and others;

Works effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.