GPS LifePlan

Getting Started - Staff and Faculty

If your school currently uses LifePlan, please see About GPS LifePlan page for more information. If you are affiliated with a school that does not currently participate in LifePlan, you can still use the website. Please note that the information and activities were designed for college students but may be helpful to students of all ages and stages.

GPS LifePlan is designed to be an individualized program and each students experience will be different. Students may work on one area at a time or may be exploring multiple areas simultaneously. There is no starting or ending place; each student can determine what areas are or most interest/benefit to him/her. Students may revisit certain areas as their situation or needs change.

A major component of the overall GPS LifePlan program is our partner tool, eFolio. This is a web based program where students can create persons electronic portfolios. At this time, eFolio is only available to Minnesota residents or those enrolled in a Minnesota school. Please note that students who are not residents of Minnesota or who are not attending a Minnesota school can still utilize all aspects of GPS website but will need to consider alternative ways of storing/saving their work. For information about eFolio licensing options for those outside of Minnesota, please visit eFolioWorld.

Ideas for incorporating GPS LifePlan into your classroom and interactions with students can be viewed on the link below:

Additional helpful documents can be viewed on the link below:


Checklists
Career Checklist

Navigate your CareerPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your values, interests, and skills?
  2. Researched possible career choices?
  3. Created a resume and cover letter?
  4. Activated your eFolio account?
  5. Started the job search process?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Education Checklist

Navigate your EducationPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Developed SMART goals?
  2. Decided on a major or program of study?
  3. Assessed your learning style?
  4. Researched study skills and strategies?
  5. Arranged a meeting with an advising professional to select appropriate courses?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Finance Checklist

Navigate your FinancePlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Established your short and long-term financial goals?
  2. Created a budget?
  3. Explored resources to help you pay for college?
  4. Assessed your debt situation?
  5. Developed a savings plan for the future?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Leadership Checklist

Navigate your LeadershipPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your leadership style?
  2. Completed a personality inventory?
  3. Formed your personal mission and vision statement?
  4. Explored the leadership resources?
  5. Participated in a campus or community activity to help build your leadership skills?
  6. Determined your Carbon Footprint?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Personal Checklist

Navigate your PersonalPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Explored the transition to college resources?
  2. Assessed your resiliency and ability to adapt to change?
  3. Established personal fitness goals?
  4. Examined the physical and mental wellness resources?
  5. Researched how to manage healthy relationships?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.