What can GOAL do for me?
Participants in GOAL will have the opportunity to attend leadership trainings but more importantly opportunities to lead. By participating in GOAL you'll be prepared to hit the ground running after graduation and be able to speak to that preparedness. Transferrable experiences are more meaningful to employers than what's simply on a resume. Those experiences will happen in GOAL and you will be able to speak to them in context upon graduation and later in your career. Being in GOAL means being part of an esteemed group. This is not just an entry level job.
GOAL is a student employee development program designed to enhance the learning that occurs on the job in order to enhance holistic success of student employees within the Student Life auxiliary units at the University of Michigan. Through a strong and developmental supervisor relationship, you will engage in structured goal setting and reflection centered around accomplishments, skills, and learning. In addition, you will have access to various career preparation tools, workshops to enhance your skills, and networking opportunities through their participation on GOAL.
PROCESS: AT A GLANCE
Step 1 → Self Assessment + Reflection
You will receive an email with a link to a quick survey that will ask you to assess yourself based on competencies and skills. Once completed, take a screenshot of the final page of the survey and upload in the designated assignment area. From there, you will be directed to complete a quick self reflection related to your goals for the upcoming year which can be accessed in the “Quizzes” section. There is no preparation needed other to think about what you would like to get out of this job at year’s end. Results can be work, academic, or personally oriented.
Step 2 → Meet with Supervisor(s): What are you hoping to achieve?
You will have a short discussion with your supervisor(s) prior to October 31st. At that time, you can elaborate on any of your reflective questions and highlight ways your supervisor can help you reach your goals. So, remember and review what you typed!
Step 3 → Self Reflection
Beginning in March, you will be directed to complete a second reflection as a Quiz. This reflection will ask you to comment on progress toward the goals you set, skills/knowledge gained, and overall development throughout the year.
Step 4 → Meeting with your supervisor(s): What was learned?
Once you complete the second self reflection, you will have another meeting with your supervisor(s). During this meeting, supervisors will ask follow up questions related to your reflection in order to glean what was learned in your employment role and to discuss progress toward the goals you set at the beginning of the year. It is helpful to think back on the year and be ready to discuss one or two areas of growth and one or two challenges you experienced.
Step 5 → Self Assessment
Once you have had your final meeting with your supervisor, you will be emailed a final self competency assessment to complete. Again, take a screenshot of the final page of the survey and upload in the designated Assignment section.
For questions about GOAL please email firstname.lastname@example.org