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Profile of a Mission Graduate


A RESPECTFUL young woman who:

Shows empathy and compassion towards the needs and feelings of others.

Acts to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment.

Understands and appreciates her own culture and personal history, and is open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.

Is accustomed to seeking and evaluating multiple points of view, and is willing to grow from the experience.


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.