Worthy Work

Students who learn differently are often told to accept managed expectations as the boundary of possibility. At Beacon, we know that getting a college degree isn’t an ending; it’s a beginning. While we cannot know what the rest of someone’s life will bring – particularly in today’s rapidly changing landscape – we can provide a solid, adaptable foundation. That’s why we integrate a career exploration experience into our entire four-year curriculum. Our students are invited to explore the possibilities, discover their interests, take on their challenges and prepare for the work they want to do.

Sustain a productive, fulfilling and independent lifestyle.


  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
    • Elbert Hubbard
  • My work is a game, a very serious game.
    • M. C. Escher
  • Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
    • James M. Barrie
  • The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
    • Richard Bach
  • I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
    • Thomas Jefferson (attributed)
  • You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.
    • Warren Beatty
  • It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
    • W. Somerset Maugham
  • Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
    • Thomas Carlyle
  • In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
    • John Ruskin (1819 – 1900), Pre-Raphaelitism, 1850
  • Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
    • Voltaire
  • Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
    • David McCullough
  • Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.
    • William Lyon Phelps
  • Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
    • Elbert Hubbard