In the bustling heart of Roundhouse, MacEwan University’s Social Innovation Institute hosted its second annual Changemaker Week. The event, which included panels, workshops, guest speakers and even a session on improv, encouraged the attending students, staff, faculty and community members to break out of their comfort zones and be inspired to initiate positive changes in their communities and make the world a better place.
“We really want people to come away from the workshops and sessions feeling inspired and with more knowledge and tools to create change in their communities, and to be able to achieve their dreams and their goals for any projects or ideas that they're working on,” says Mike Glazier, community lead, Roundhouse.
The Careers for Social Good panel discussion, facilitated by MacEwan’s Career Development and Experiential Learning, gave students and aspiring changemakers some thoughts on career journeys. The panel included professionals from the nonprofit, government, startup, private and post-secondary sectors, and their stories showed that wanting to make the world a better place is what drives people into a career for social good.
Their best advice for students? Share with others what you’re doing and what you’re interested in — you never know who could be the connection to your next big career.
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