Aurora University

Vocational Exploration

Aurora University is devoted to helping students discover what matters and build their lives around it. Vocational exploration is an important step in this process.

Vocation is one’s sense of purpose in life. Students can live out their vocation by utilizing their strengths, interests, and values throughout multiple facets of their life including their career, family relationships, faith, service to the community, and hobbies.

Upon enrollment at Aurora University, students are assigned a student success advisor to prepare them for meaningful and successful careers and lives through a combination of academic advising, vocational exploration, and career development.

Make an appointment with Dain Gotto.

Dain Gotto
Dain Gotto

Director of Vocation Programming Phone: 630-844-6177
Email: dgotto@aurora.eduDain began working in the Wackerlin Center in April 2018. Throughout his ten years working in student involvement at a variety of universities, Dain has observed the impact experiential learning opportunities can have on student growth and career success. He is dedicated to helping students identify their strengths, values, and passions to discover their life's calling or vocation. Dain earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Elmhurst College and a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University.