Planned Happenstance is the theory that transforming random events can positively affect human growth. Unplanned events can be used to one’s advantage, but one must understand precisely how to work with them. The theory’s basic premise is that anyone is capable of constructing or generating random events in their life with the proper analysis of the situation and an understanding of career mechanisms.
This theory is applied mainly to the humanities and social sciences since it is easier to maneuver between directions in these fields. The theory is an excellent tool through which students begin to see connections and develop their skills so that, for a set of reasons, a successful career situation develops in which one applies their skills.