Goal setting is an important predictor of success in university and can help you transition successfully into your chosen career. By planning and aligning your activities with your goals, and tracking your progress, you can enhance your wellbeing and greatly increase your chances of achieving your goals.
myPath’s mission is to help students pursue their goals using an Individual Development Plan (IDP). Think of your IDP as a tailored roadmap that guides you from where you are now to where you want to be.
- You can’t make a plan if you don’t know what you want! An IDP can help you identify, articulate and prioritize your goals through self-discovery and reflection.
- Think you have it figured out already? Even if you already have a good sense of your overall goals, an IDP can help you identify the specific steps that you will need in order to attain your goals, and will allow you to track your progress.
myPath was custom built to help McGill students gain insight on themselves so that they can make better decisions. All of the exercises and activities in myPath are grounded in the literature on individual development, goal setting and student needs.
To learn more about the IDP project, and check out the references used to develop the myPath toolkit, see: www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/idp