Whether it be graduate school or interviewing for that dream job, the GPS program helps you succeed. The reason it works is because at the heart of the GPS program you will be utilizing the four core capabilities that AUP embeds across the institution. 

Professional

Independent, Creative Thinkers

Activities feeding into this capability are defined as experiential learning that introduces students to the world of work and that fosters the ability to articulate professional goals, personal experiences and ambitions.

Activities

Activities that fulfill this requirement include participating in a Designing Your Life Workshop, taking part in Alumni Career Mentoring, or registering your Internship with AUP.

Cultural Fluency

Adaptable Communicators with a Global Perspective

Activities feeding into this capability are defined as experiential learning that cultivates the skills required to engage effectively with any audience around the world.

Activities

Activities that fulfill this requirement include: going on a Cultural Program Study Trip, take an Internship in a non-native language, or volunteering in a non-native language.

Leadership

Responsible, Empowered Leaders

Activities feeding into this capability are defined as experiential learning that teaches students that the keys to effective leadership are emotional intelligence, teamwork and proactively taking responsibility for decision-making.

Activities

Activities that fulfill this requirement include: taking part in a Student Leadership Volunteer Activity, serving as a Student Government Member, ARC Tutor, or Student Advisor.

Personal

Engaged, Lifelong Learners

Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. Every day you learn more about yourself and the world around you. As an engaged, lifelong learner, not only are you more effective with your time, but you also bridge the gap between work in the classroom and out of the classroom, promoting overall holistic wellbeing, creativity and self-care.

Establish the foundations for work/life balance and develop habit-building techniques that make life less stressful, more manageable, and more efficient as you manage a busy college schedule and prepare for your future.

Activities

Activities that fulfill this requirement include: organizing an AUP Wellness Room activity, contributing to an AUP music room or art gallery activity, or participating as a member of an AUP Athletics team.