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.


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

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'The activities with fellow class goers were a highlight- it was so validating and inspiring to hear from others who are thinking about career transitions.'
– Participant


Christian Stenta is an experienced leader in public sector and social innovation. Over the last 16 years, he's managed social projects in large NGOs, run an inner city welfare centre, mentored over a dozen social start-ups, managed a $1M social investment fund, and ran Australia's first national festival of social change. In 2016, he joined the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria to establish the Victorian Behavioural Insights Unit, and now leads strategy and engagement across Public Sector Reform and Innovation.

In addition to his work in the public sector, Christian is a lead faculty member with The School of Life, developing emotional intelligence through the help of philosophy and culture.


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.

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How To Find A Job You Love


When and where:
  • Wednesday 27 September 2017 6 – 9.15pm,
    The School of Life, 669 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000


Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $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.

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

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email

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