Research shows that when you have a strong motivational fit to a role, you will have higher levels of satisfaction in your work. Belhaven University has partnered with TRUMOTIVATE, an assessment that helps our students discover their top motivations using their own stories. This tool helps students explore their career options and motivate them to live the Belhaven motto of ‘To Serve Not to Be Served.’

About Trumotivate

The TRUMOTIVATE experience is an assessment tool that is designed to bring the insight of motivation to students during their college experience. Using their own stories, TRUMOTIVATE helps students understand their God-given motivations and what God has purposed them to pursue as a career.

Students at Belhaven University take the TRUMOTIVATE assessment as part of the Belhaven Basics or Transfer Success course, usually taken during the student’s first year of study at Belhaven. This allows students the opportunity to explore their motivations and career options early in their college career.

No. Belhaven University is providing this valuable tool at no cost to students. We are committed to helping our students understand their God-given purpose and their gifts.

Students will receive a report from TRUMOTIVATE that reveals their personal top five motivations. The report is a tool that can help students articulate and give meaning to something that is not always easily understood. TRUMOTIVATE will help students explore various career paths and guide them toward roles and work environments where they will thrive.


Questions about TRUMOTIVATE at Belhaven University? Contact Dr. Shelley Smith, Vice President of Student Development.

Faculty/Staff Testimonials

TruMotivate is such an exciting tool for our campus! This easy to use, impactful assessment opened my eyes to personal motivations that I had never realized. Knowing and understanding these motivators helped me make sense of my past as well as look towards the future with anticipation and excitement. I’m looking forward to using this tool to better equip our faculty, staff, and students for success at Belhaven University.

-Meredith Palmer

The most insightful component of my TruMotivate experience was my one-on-one guidance meeting with the advisor. She helped me connect all five motivations together by drawing a picture of my key life experiences while highlighting my motivations. This affirmed my direction and calling in life.

-Dr. Kristen White

LifeQuest Office

Dr. Vicki Wolfe

Phone: 601-973-5019

Associate Vice President of Academic Support

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13