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HONR. 3300: Designing Your Life

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woman aviator in front of plane
Jacqueline Cochran, (photographer unknown)
Smithsonian Collection

During her aviation career, from the 1930s through the 1960s, Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980) set more speed and altitude records than any contemporary pilot, male or female, and was the first woman to break the sound barrier. During World War II, she was instrumental in formation of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). This photograph was taken ca. 1962 when she received the Harmon Trophy for establishing eight World Class records in jet planes.

Welcome to Designing Your Life with Rae Mansfield

This course prepares motivated students to pursue your life-goals and achieve your potential by extending your intellectual development beyond your UML education. The course focuses on:

  • self- reflection 
  • constructing effective fellowship and scholarship applications 
  • gaining admission to graduate school
  • identifying and preparing strategies to acquire the skills required for entry into careers in your field.

Text for the Course

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, New York: Knopf, 2016.

(This ebook permits only one person to read it at a time, so it might make sense to co-ordinate with classmates on who is using it.)