Career Ready Changemaker Program

Receive this Co-curricular Record! 

Your career is not only one of the biggest factors shaping your life – it’s also one of your biggest opportunities to make a difference in the world. This can feel like a lot of pressure! But with so many big problems to solve in our communities and globally, how do you know where to begin? 

This online co-curricular program will support you through exploring and taking action - whether you are starting your academic journey at SFU, looking towards your post-SFU career, or in the middle of your degree and questioning your direction. You will earn recognition on your Co-Curricular Record and a Career Ready Changemakers - Certificate of Program Completion.

Is This Program for Me?

Do you have a passion and desire to make positive social and environmental change?

Are you an SFU student interested in exploring and building a changemaking career?

Are you motivated to follow a self-directed program and track your progress?

This program is for you!

Why Participate?

Students in the Career Ready Changemaker Program will:

  • Learn 10 career building strategies for changemakers and map out your next steps
  • Explore experience-boosting volunteer, paid work and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Identify potential future employers involved in sustainability and social impact work
  • Activate new social innovation skills to help you contribute to a more just, sustainable future
  • Attend skill-building workshops on topics such as resumes, networking, wellness during work search and applying to grad school
  • Connect into the most helpful tools, resources and opportunities at SFU and beyond 
  • Think about career building and leadership critically through an anti-oppression lens 

What’s the Commitment & Timeline?

  • Plan to spend approximately 10 hours to complete all of the components - a series of virtual workshops, on-demand videos and reflective activities that can be completed asynchronously until August 31, 2023
  • We suggest you try to attend the in-person Mini Big Fair at SFU Burnaby on February 15 & 16, as this is an opportunity to speak with organizations to explore summer, career, co-op and volunteer opportunities
  • All students complete the foundational Career Building for Changemakers Workshop (via a recording), and you can choose from the other workshop topics that are most helpful to you

Accessibility

  • The workshops in this program will have text-based chat to support students
  • It is not compulsory to have your camera and/or microphone on during the workshops
  • If you have any accessibility needs please email jill@sfu.ca and we will do our best to address your needs

How Do I Join?

Please send an email to volunteer@sfu.ca to sign up for this program with "Career Ready Changemaker Program" in the title and your SFU email. You will receive an invitation to a Canvas course!