How To Find A Job You Love

How To Find A Job You Love

We all know what the perfect job looks like - well-paid, high-profile, intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding. No wonder our actual jobs have trouble measuring up.

This class is designed to help us think about what we really seek from our working lives. We start by looking at the factors that shape our career choices – from family background to personality tests – and whether these help or hinder our search for optimal opportunities. We explore what a meaningful job would really look like; and take apart the word 'meaning' to discover the hopes we invest in this concept.

We tackle a range of career dilemmas: should we be pursuing money and status? How important is it to have a job that embodies personal values, or that fully harnesses our talents? Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist - a wide achiever or a high achiever? Are 'dream jobs' actually attainable? This class is a humane, culturally rich occasion for a full audit of our career hopes and opportunities.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.



Christian Stenta developed a passion for good food, interesting people and meaningful conversations from an early age – courtesy of growing up in typically large and loud Italian family.

The last 15 years have seen Christian become a recognised leader in social & public sector innovation. He’s worked with large NGOs and governments, run an inner city NFP, put on a national festival for social change, managed a $1M social investment fund, and mentored dozens of social start-ups. Completing postgraduate studies in Social Impact in 2013, he leads the Victorian Behavioural Insights Unit, integrating behavioural economics, psychology and social anthropology into public policy, service design and delivery across the Victorian Public Service.

He loves travel, music, philosophy, camping, fitness, sustainability, his worm farm… and teaching his three nieces and wee nephew to be cheeky.


18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.45     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes


18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.45     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes


Full price: $80.00 + booking fee
Concession: $70.00 + booking fee
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards. 


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The School of Life 
669 Bourke St 

In Stock


Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

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