OCC Goal Areas
As a leader, one must ignite a flame in themselves and others to achieve a common goal. Through the knowledge, skills, and experience gained, students will have the ability to progress a group forward towards a more positive future.
The apple serves as a reminder of each individual’s responsibility to have the knowledge, behaviors, and habits conducive to health and financial wellness. It is important to be physically, mentally, and financially well.
Students fill their own professional briefcase with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to be competitive in gaining employment or acceptance into graduate or professional school. Each new experience adds to that briefcase making the contents more robust.
Service to Others
The heart symbolizes each student’s focus on the needs of others and the commitment to civic engagement and community service. At the University of Pittsburgh, we work hard to support our fellow Panthers.
We’re all Panthers at the University of Pittsburgh. Through engaging in the spirit and purpose of the University of Pittsburgh community, we work to be strong, powerful forces that help to positively shape our Pitt community and the world as a whole.
Sense of Self
The lotus flower symbolizes balance and a dedication to developing inner peace. Through the Sense of Self Goal Area, students will become increasingly aware of personal skills, abilities, values, and beliefs for the development of civility, identity, a sense of purpose, and management of self.
The speech bubble represents the exchange of ideas that ultimately lead each individual to a more diverse and engaged mindset. In order to flourish in today’s society, one needs to be effective and confident in oral, interpersonal, and written communication.
Appreciation of the Arts
The abstract nature of the paint splatter signifies art’s unique definition for each individual. Through experiencing various art forms, students will continue to build upon their own personal relationship with art.
Global and Cultural Awareness
The globe serves as a reminder of the vast amount of knowledge to be gained through interacting with others who have different life experiences than you. As a well-rounded individual, each student will work to understand diverse cultures and function as a global citizen informed about issues that impact people, society, and nations.
Initiative and Drive
A diamond is the beautiful encapsulation of hard work and determination. Your goals are your diamonds. Students must demonstrate the ability to conceptualize a goal, develop a plan to accomplish it, and complete all tasks to successfully achieve the goal.