GOAL PLANNING SYSTEM (GPS) - Resources for Student Success

Goal Planning System (GPS)- Navigate Your Career Options and Plan for Success from Orientation to Graduation and Beyon

This tool will help you to navigate your academic and career options and plan for success from orientation to graduation and beyond. Your Career & Student Success Advisor (CSSA) can help you discover your direction and tap into the resources available to you at every stage.

Stage 1: Just Starting at Humber

Just Starting at Humber

At this stage, you are discovering your academic and career direction. You will start to gain an awareness of your personal interests, the opportunities available to you and the resources to help you meet your goals.

Map out your pathways

  • Work with your Career & Student Success Advisor to help understand your skills and academic and career options
  • Explore your program choice and understand the requirements to meet your goals by talking to your Program Coordinator
  • Ask yourself what kind of experience, skills and knowledge you want to gain in the future. Look at job postings online and highlight the skills and experience they are asking for to understand what you need to focus on
  • Research new opportunities through Career Cruising that challenge you and match your interests, which you assessed through Type Focus

Explore around you

  • Familiarize yourself with all of the student services available to support you during your time at Humber
  • Reach out to Academic Advising & Support Services to find Peer Tutors, Math and Writing Help, and Advising
  • Recognize your support network (friends, family, professors, classmates, staff and colleagues) as a source of knowledge about school, life and careers
  • Attend career events including job fairs and networking sessions throughout the year
  • If you are not sure if your current program is for you, talk to your Career & Student Success Advisor to evaluate your interests and explore new pathways

Prepare for your trip

Stage 2: Midway Through Your Studies

Midway through Your Studies

In this intermediate academic and career development stage, you will start to explore career options, find experiential opportunities to build your competencies and fill any gaps with relevant experience.

Understand your pathway progress

Explore Route Options

Fuel up

Stage 3: During Your Graduating Year

During Your Graduating Year

At this stage, you are likely preparing for what happens after graduation. You are putting all of the pieces together - interests, competencies, experiences and future opportunities - to help you make the leap from the classroom to the working world. Here is your CSSA Guide to ensure you have made the best out of your Humber journey.

I understand where opportunities exist because:

  • I have met with my Career & Student Success Advisor for help researching the current labour market
  • I understand my options for further education and training to meet my career goals
  • I have explored work search resources and reviewed job search sites and online resources
  • I have checked out the Job Portal for full-time, part-time, volunteer, summer and seasonal jobs

I have a sense of the type of career that suits me and what I want in a job because:

I am confident with my portfolio and can describe what I offer to employers because:

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