It’s a journey. Not a destination.
Just as your favorite food or music genre may change over time or with new experiences, so will your dreams and aspirations. Discovering who you are, your values and the strengths you lean on will guide you on your path of self-discovery. Understanding your purpose is a journey. And our purpose is to help you explore yours.
Week of Purpose
WVU is hosting an inaugural Week of Purpose beginning on September 18 and ending with a celebration on September 24. This week is designed to deliver inspiring speakers, showcase University resources, offer diverse perspectives and introduce student success tools such as CliftonStrengths from Gallup.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to explore the variety of topics and sessions. Some sessions will have limited seating, so be sure to register early. Take this opportunity for self-exploration, learn a new perspective and engage with others as we begin this purposeful journey together.
Meet a few of the Mountaineers who have found their calling and are now re-envisioning the future.
“My DNA comes directly from these mountains — my purpose is making sure that I give back.”
“I hope to understand how the brain works — my purpose is researching brain disorders and passing that knowledge on.”
“Black culture centers are the grounding point for social justice — my purpose is to help all students discover their place.”
“I want people to see that diversity isn’t scary — my purpose is to drive social change in diversity in sport.”
“I want to “engineer” engineering — my purpose is bringing together diverse voices to solve problems.”
“I enjoy seeing students pursue their passions — my purpose is to mentor the next generation of robotics leaders.”
“The impact I have on students is the biggest thing — my purpose is to serve and connect our veteran and military students to WVU and help it feel like home.”
“I have a passion for making sure higher education is an equitable place for everyone.”
Dr. Ali Rezai
“My goal is to help break barriers in neuroscience and advance the frontiers we need to make new discoveries.”