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Reserve your spot for our L3 Beach Retreat Sept. 25 – 27 at Bethany Beach, DE   

“The Ultimate Selfie:

                                                          Snapshots of Your Life with God”

 Email Chaplain Holly at ulmer@umd.edu

Retreat Sign-up deadline: Sunday Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Join us for our L3 Listening for the Voice of Vocation Discussion Series, Sundays, 6 PM Chapel Lounge, Free Dinner

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How do you discover your unique life calling or vocation? How do you find your career path?

Join us for an exciting discussion series! Wherever you are on your journey you are welcome to share in the conversation where different perspectives are valued and appreciated! Friends and Roommates welcome.

Our topic this week, September 20: Listening and Hearing

Does God really speak to us. . . .today? How do we as human beings listen to the voice of God? Hear God’s guidance for our lives?

Come hear a variety of perspectives/experiences. We’ll also explore sacred texts and the difference between “listening” and “hearing”.

“A man’s life is full of all sorts of voices calling him in all sorts of directions. Some of them are voices from inside and some of them are voices from the outside. The more alive we are, the more clamorous our lives are. Which do we listen to? What kinds of voice do we listen to?”

Frederick Buechner

About L3:

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead helps students discover and explore their unique life callings or career paths.  Programs equip students to:

LISTEN to their lives by connecting faith/spirituality or core values with the college experience.

LEARN about various professions and life journeys by interacting with area professionals.

LEAD: through L3 internships, and service opportunities.

Students with similar interests gather around four L3 tracks:





Program audiences: Inter-Christian, Interfaith, Campus-Wide, Undergraduate & Graduate Students.

Contact: Rev. Holly Ulmer, Chaplain, 2101 Memorial Chapel, ulmer@umd.edu, 301-405-8450,


L3 is an initiative of United Campus Ministry Chaplaincy.

L3: Integrating faith/spirituality or core values with university life towards creating a professional future.

Fall Internship Opportunity Posted!

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead Internship Program for United Campus Ministry (UCM) Chaplaincy

Stipend Provided

Internship Program Description

  • Helps Interns explore and discover their unique life callings or career paths.
  • Offers 4 internships in four potential program tracks: Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Business, and Wellness.
  • Provides leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
  • Gives interns the opportunity to interact and network with area professionals, including the ability to shadow individuals in professional ministry.
  • Guides/facilitates participants in conversations.

Read more about the internship, including major responsibilities, requirements, and how to apply on our L3 page.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Check out the updated L3 page and meet our summer intern.

L3, Listen, Learn, and Lead, is our newest program, inviting students to explore the intersection of vocation and faith.

Our first L3 intern, Courtney Steininger, shares a few thoughts about this program:

Society pushes young people to find an occupation, but there is little thought about the marriage of faith and work. One of my favorite T.V. shows is Ballykissangel, a 1990s British drama set in a small Irish village. As irrelevant as this fact may seem to L3, I think that one of the characters, a Catholic priest, epitomizes the contemporary conceptualization of calling. He explains that his parents expected him to find an occupation and implies that they were slightly taken aback by his finding a Christian vocation instead. This anecdote exemplifies the imaginary discrepancy between occupation and vocation. Furthermore, this scenario implies that one only has a vocation if he or she joins the clergy and suggests that serving the Lord may be a slightly undesirable profession, which, obviously, it is not.

Read more and spread the word about this new opportunity for growth, conversation, and exploration with students and others.