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Tulane University Life Design Education Reaching Over 10,000 Students Globally

300 educators have accessed our Life Design materials to use in their school, campus, or classroom, reaching over 10,000 learners worldwide. The open access Taylor Your Life Educator materials were created to support changemaking career development with human-centered design methods…

Graduate Students: How can we help you Design Your Life? Fill out a brief interest form!

Please fill out this brief interest form to help us build our next iteration of TYL4Grads.  Background Based on the popular undergraduate course, Taylor Your Life, TYL4Grads was designed to provide graduate and professional students more clarity and direction of their career paths and…

Life Design Teaching and Training Opportunity for Tulane Staff & Faculty

New Life Design Teaching and Training Opportunity The Taylor Center and School of Architecture recently announced an exciting opportunity for staff and faculty at Tulane to learn about and potentially teach life design courses at Tulane over the next few years,…

Request for Proposals: Evaluation Consultant

Background The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking cultivates a diverse network of changemakers who are working and learning together to create a more just and equitable society. Our programs are grounded in the teaching, research,…

Taylor Your Life Spring 2021 Report

Tulane University Life Design Education Reaching Over 10,000 Students GloballyNovember 15, 2021300 educators have accessed our Life Design materials to use in their school, campus, or classroom, reaching over 10,000 learners worldwide. The open access Taylor Your Life Educator materials…

Announcing Taylor Your Life 2.0: A More Equitable and Inclusive Life Design Curriculum 

Since 2016, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center at Tulane University has been at the forefront of universities teaching life design education. Our courses reach over 350 Tulane students per year, and more than 150 other universities have accessed our open-source…

Taylor Your Life Fall 2020 Report

About the Fall 2020 Report 65 students enrolled in TYL sections in Fall 2020. This was the first semester the class was offered online, due to COVID 19.  Feedback about the class online included: "I liked the breakout rooms a…

Julia Lang featured in Tulane Podcast on Good Authority

Julia Lang , professor of practice and associate director of career education and life design at the Taylor Center, recently spoke with Tulane University’s podcast On Good Authority about adapting the tenets from her “Taylor Your Life” class for anyone…

7 Steps to (Re)Designing Your Life in a World with COVID-19

In a world changing in response to COVID-10, many of us find ourselves having completely restructured our lives and are in the midst of exploring entirely new ways to work, socialize, and imagine our professional journey ahead. Julia Lang, Taylor’s…

Julia Lang writes an article on the ten frameworks of life design

Julia Lang, Taylor’s Assistant Director of Career Education, has written What is Life Design? Taylor’s Ten Life Design Frameworks, a piece that condenses the underpinnings of our Life Design courses into ten core frameworks and mindsets while providing dozens of activities…

Julia Lang leads Life Design Education training for 50 Universities

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Julia Lang ran a webinar for Stanford University’s Life Design Studio to over 50 universities embedding life design on their campuses across the world. Julia shared how to recruit, train, and manage a fleet of…

Taylor Your Life for Graduate Students: Lessons Learned Pivoting to Zoom

By Julia Lang and Mehr Manzoor Our Taylor Your Life for Graduate Students workshop was just two weeks into its 5-week series when Tulane University announced campus was closing and all classes and programs would be moved online due to…

Designing life: How college courses in coping are booming

Tulane University's Taylor Your Life course was featured in a cover story in Christian Science Monitor. “I think we’re at a tipping point with universities,” says Julia Lang, assistant director for career education at Tulane University’s Taylor Center for Social…

Reflecting on Taylor’s first Life Design Lab for Graduate Students

Reflecting on the TYL4Grads Launch in Fall 2019 Greatest areas of learning and growth from the first cohort of Graduate Students who participated in TYL4Grads (Taylor Your Life for Graduate Students), a 4-week life design lab By Julia Lang and…

Taylor Design Thinking at the Network of Sacred Heart Schools

From video chat to flatscreen TVs, robotic help, printed food, drones and smartwatches, today’s innovations were once pure fantasies. The Taylor Life Design team is making predictions for the future of education and demonstrating how cultivating a design thinking mindset…

Tulane Admissions Blog: “10 Cool Classes”

Jeff Schiffman, Director of Admission at Tulane University, is well known for his Admission Blog. Recently TYLR 3000 was highlighted in his article "Ten Cool Classes". Learn how to approach your future with the mindset and toolkit of a designer.…

Taylor offers free material for teaching students about social impact careers

By: Barri Bronston The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University has developed an online library with materials such as instructor guides, videos, worksheets and other resources to assist educators in helping university students…

Taylor Your Life for Graduate Students Fall 2019 Report

View the Fall 2019 TYL4G Report Taylor Your Life for Graduate Students (TYL4G) is a 4-week changemaking career development lab for graduate students. Fall 2019 was the first session of this course, and we are excited to share a report…

Taylor Your Life Fall 2018 Report

View the Fall 2018 TYL Report Taylor Your Life is a changemaking career development lab that teaches undergraduate students how to approach their future with the mindset and toolkit of a designer.  Taylor Your Life (TYL) is a 2 credit 14-week…

Hullaballoo Article: “Tulane offers innovative courses for Spring 2018 semester”

TAYLOR Your Life has recently been highlighted in The Tulane Hullabaloo's article "Tulane offers innovative courses for Spring 2018 semester". Another distinct class offered is SISE-4820-01 “TAYLOR Your Life” taught by Professor Julia Lang. TAYLOR Your Life is an eight-week…

Taylor Your Life Spring 2017 Report

Taylor Your Life is a changemaking career development lab that teaches undergraduate students how to approach their future with the mindset and toolkit of a designer.  Taylor Your Life (TYL) is a 2 credit 14-week social impact career development lab for…

A Glimpse into the Lab, “TAYLOR Your Life”

“I have been to tons of career service workshops/seminars over the course of my years at Tulane, but none were as personal or ‘taylor-ed’ to my specific areas of interest and my non-professional life goals as TYL. The program helped…

TAYLOR Your Life: Changemaking Career Development Program Launches at Taylor

“Everything that makes our daily living easier, more productive, more enjoyable, and more pleasurable was created because of a problem, and because some designer or team of designers somewhere out there in the world sought to solve that problem…Designers imagine…

Taylor Your Life Fall 2016 Report

Taylor Your Life is a changemaking career development lab that teaches undergraduate students how to approach their future with the mindset and toolkit of a designer.  Taylor Your Life (TYL) is a 2 credit 14-week social impact career development lab for…

Taylor Fellow Reflects on Lecture by Liz Ogbu

“It seems really simple,” said Liz Ogbu as she described her solutions to design challenges at Jacaranda Health, a maternity clinic in Nairobi, Kenya… When we are searching for ways to truly impact the lives of others, we must listen…

Want to Find a Job You Love after Graduation?

I’m sure every Tulane student is feeling the stress of finding a job for after graduation right about now.  Preferably, a job that they love to do. Well, have no fear…. WoP is BACK! Read more at the student-curated Change…

Career Explorations in Architecture Summer Program

I am writing today on a cool and sunny morning in New Orleans. This note celebrates our Career Explorations in Architecture High School Program, established over 25 years ago. We are proud that this program will be running again this…

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