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Resources to Use for Purpose of Life


  • What Is My Purpose in Life?:
    • Steps to figure out your purpose in life, can be done with a mentor or on their own. Author gives his own story to show that this works.
  • Emerging Adulthood:
    • Essay arguing that during ages 18-25 that, emerging adulthood, is neither adolescence nor young adulthood but is theoretically and empirically distinct from them both.
  • Volunteering and its surprising benefits:
    • Volunteering has four main benefits: connecting you to others, improving your mind and body, advancing your career, and bringing fun and fulfillment to your life.

On Campus Resources

  • Counseling Center: (540) 568-6552 | SSC Suite 3100 
    • Offers assistance for students with background of depression or anxiety, students in a bad situation, students who feel lost at JMU.
  • Career and Academic Planning: (540) 568-6555 | SSC 3210
    • Career and Academic Planning can help with choosing a major and learning about possible career options. If you’re applying for a job, internship, or graduate school they can help you with the process.

Other Resources   

    • Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, and Facebook are all places you can find interesting podcasts in varying topics.


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