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Explore Your Purpose

Intentionality

​How do you live life intentionally?

Solutions

What problems do you want to solve?

Sustain

What​ sustains you?

Joyful dancing

What brings you joy?

At DePaul, we want you to not only strive for academic and career success, but also live a life grounded in meaning and purpose.

Explore Your Purpose at DePaul University

Exploring your purpose starts with knowing yourself—recognizing your resources, skills and talents. And then, as inspired by DePaul’s Vincentian values, we think it is important to then figure out how your resources, skills and talents are not only used for your benefit—but how they also can be used for the common good and well-being of others. 

So how do you recognize your resources, skills and talents? And then how do you learn to invest those resources, skills and talents for common good and well-being of others?

Finding the answers to these questions can sometimes take a lifetime—but there is no better time than your time at DePaul to start the journey.

And it doesn’t matter what your religious background (if any) or what career path you are on or are considering—as a member of the DePaul community, you can benefit from exploring your purpose.

Want to begin—or continue—your journey now? Explore the resources on this site and/or reach out to purpose@depaul.edu.

More to Explore

  • Get Inspired

    See what has inspired people at DePaul to explore their purpose and share what inspires you.

  • Start Exploring

    There are a number of ways you can begin exploring your purpose at DePaul. Here are a few of them.

  • Attend an Event​

    Not sure where to begin? Consider participating in one of these events .