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Welcome to IPC Pathways

A career exploration program at

Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA

What is IPC Pathways?

IPC Pathways is a career exploration program at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA. It is designed to benefit youth and young adults – whom we call seekers — who have a connection to Immanuel, whether or not they are members.

The program has been operated since fall 2017 at Immanuel by The Harraseeket Foundation.  Harraseeket is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to support career exploration programs for communities like Immanuel.  The program is operated in consultation with Immanuel’s Spirituality & Learning Committee, Youth Ministry Committee, Immanuel staff and an Immanuel advisory board that includes several seekers.

Learn more about the program at About IPC Pathways.

Get Involved

We want everyone at Immanuel to participate in career mentoring conversations. We also need volunteers and donations!

Become a Seeker

There are a number of reasons for youth and young adults to participate.

Be a Mentor

Think you shouldn’t be a Pathways mentor? Think again. We share why Immanuel members can and should be mentors.

Volunteer

Whether or not you become a seeker or a mentor and participate in mentoring conversations, we need your help.

Donate

Make a difference in the lives of Immanuel seekers and contribute to support IPC Pathways.

Mentor Spotlight

Some of the mentors in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Pathways program are sharing the stories of their career paths.  Here is one mentor’s story of how she became a small business owner and what landscape design means to her.

Feedback from Seekers and Mentors

My connection with [my mentor] was very successful! Through him I got to meet with three program leads at the National Academy of Sciences. Including the head of the new Climate Change program they are trying to set up. They said that I might be able to find a position open over this summer, and if that happens then I have a good chance to land it since I got my foot in the door way ahead of time. Thanks so much for the connection.

Christian Erickson
Pathways Seeker

My experience with Pathways has been much more than traditional mentoring — I call it conversing and sharing. We don’t know where it goes but the journey is rewarding so far. It affirms my long-held view of Immanuel as a family.

Rich Bissell
Pathways Mentor

Through our conversation I was able to use my experience to help (seeker) see the patterns in her own life that pointed to what she truly enjoys and the types of roles that she might find most fulfilling.

Anne Evans
Pathways Mentor

My mentor conversations have been really helpful. They've suggested some other career paths that I wouldn't have considered before. I'd been getting career tunnel vision—where I could only picture myself doing a few things— my mentors have helped me break out of that thinking. I've returned to job searching with a renewed energy.

Liz Pruchnicki
Pathways Seeker
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