whats your why

Thoughtful Investigator

thoughtful investigator

Being a student is hard work! You have to be able to juggle a lot of different things at once, and it can be tough to keep everything straight. That’s why you shine as a Thoughtful Investigator. You’re someone who takes the time to think about their coursework and assignments, and asks questions when they don’t understand something. In fact, you are constantly asking questions and seeking out new information. This leads you to discover different perspectives and to grow and improve in your depth of knowledge. No one rivals you on that front. Your investigative nature also allows you to be flexible and adaptable, traits that are essential for success in life. Trust your instincts, ask lots of questions, and most importantly, don’t be afraid to explore the unknown. You have much to contribute to society in beautiful and meaningful ways.

Hint: You may identify with more than one purpose! Click the sections at the bottom of the page to learn more about the others.

Learn more about your Why at Belmont.

Discover Your Purpose Area

“What’s Your Why?” is more than just a catchy phrase. It’s a question that can help to focus your attention on what really matters in life.

And for Belmont students, it’s a question that can guide them as they discern their vocation and career path. Students at Belmont explore the importance of developing purpose by keeping questions of God and faith at the heart of their decision-making process.

You can, too!

By anchoring your choices in something larger than yourself, you can find direction and meaning in your work, no matter what career you choose. By discovering your “why,” you’ll set yourself up for a lifetime of flourishing.

When you come to Belmont, you can take the What’s Your Why interdisciplinary course, where you have an opportunity to choose your own adventure, so to speak. During the course, you’ll discover what it means to be a Sincere Storyteller, Organizational Innovator, Thoughtful Investigator, Creative Visionary or Compassionate Guide!

Read more about these “purpose areas” here.

Rick Rekedal in What’s Your Why Class

Find Your Why at Belmont

You may find that you identify with more than one purpose area. Click below to read about the others!

Organizational Innovator
Sincere Storyteller
Thoughtful Investigator
Compassionate Guide
Creative Visionary