How to Discern Your Placement Offer

JVC Commissioning Mass blessing by JVC Staff during Orientation in California. (2017)

Read through your JVC Placement Offer and answer the following questions.  Consider making marks/notes/comments/images directly on the Placement Offer. This is a document to own and reflect on throughout your time with JVC. 

Questions to ask yourself include:

1. What were my initial reactions to the JVC Placement Offer when I first read it? What is my reaction to it after reading through several times and/or sitting with it for a bit?   Has anything changed? 

2. What aspect(s) of the JVC Placement Offer is/are particularly exciting?   

3. What aspect(s) of the JVC Placement Offer is/are particularly challenging?  

4. How do I hope a commitment to the Placement Offer will help me grow? 

5. What values in the JVC Placement Offer do I feel I understand the most? The least?  

6. What expectations do I have regarding how the values will be lived out?  

7. What questions do I have about the JVC Placement Offer? What questions do I need answers to for my discernment?  What would I like to ask JVC staff? a former Jesuit Volunteer? What questions don’t actually need answers (right now)? 

We encourage you to spend time in your discernment of next steps considering: 
-Am I able to commit to the JVC Placement Offer as it is stated?   
-To what aspects of the opportunity am I most attracted? Am I willing to engage openly with the other aspects?  
-What are my reasons for being ’here’ today?  Do these reasons match with a call to commit enthusiastically to this Placement Offer?