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Occupational Wellness

Occupational Wellness involves balancing school work, jobs, and leisure time. Learning ways to reduce stress, live within your means, and live joyfully are essential. Equally as essential is taking your job as a student seriously.

Occupational Wellness is...

  • your outlook on your job, class-work, and career.
  • the ability to make choices that foster positive attitudes toward jobs, class-work, as well as your co-workers and classmates which will enhance your personal and professional satisfaction and promote lifelong learning. This involves a strong sense of self and discernment. It also involves working on communication and other interpersonal skills (getting familiar with body-language and human emotion).
  • knowing enough about yourself to choose a rewarding and fulfilling occupation consistent with your personal interests, values, and beliefs.
  • being gentle with yourself and putting your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing first before anything else.

Tips for Improving Occupational Wellness

  • Examine who you are and what makes you unique.
  • Pull from that what your passions are and work towards creatively pursuing or applying them in service to the world.
  • Make realistic goals and work on them seriously with gusto.
  • Be patient; life involves many levels through which you must pass before reaching your penultimate position; even then growth should never cease.
  • If your current job has you stressed, reflect. What is going on? Are you misusing valuable personal time? Are you miserable at work? For what reason? Come back to yourself, center, and then create new goals.
  • Make a point to never stop learning.
  • Maintain a healthy balance between work and recreation.
  • Visit Career Services to find a job that’s right for you!
  • Talk to your co-workers about any problems you might have before a dispute happens. Communication creates proper flow.
  • Map out your financial requirements, be objective, prioritize realistically, and assess your ability to be successful as a student- then make decisions based on this personal evaluation.


  • Career Services - Career Services' mission is to empower students to identify and maximize the connection between what they learn and how they make a living.
  • Volunteer Center - At the SU Volunteer Center, students can become involved with volunteer opportunities and community groups may request help from registered student volunteers.
  • Upcoming Workshops - Career Services Workshops for students and alumni
  • CSIL Wellness...come talk to us, we specialize in balance.
  • University Counseling Center

Local Resources

  • Snag A Job - America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers
  • Lower Shore One Stop Job Market - The Job Market features an array of employment and training services for job seekers and businesses, providing a broad range of workforce development resources and information in one location