The necessity to develop future-ready skills to attract top recruiters is not just important, but essential – but why should you have to choose between building a successful career and creating a positive social impact? With our Virtual Impact Program, you’ll be securing practical skills that put you ahead of the pack, whilst tackling a real-life consulting project alongside a global social enterprise and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
So along with knowing you’re making a positive impact without even leaving your home, our Virtual Impact Program offers a huge range of additional value you won’t find elsewhere:
Unprecedented access to impact partners, resources and experienced mentors
Throughout the program to develop your project and expand your professional network.
MASTERCLASSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS BY LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Covering everything you need to thrive as a social impact consultant, including design thinking and building lean business principles, to leadership and project management.
ENGAGE WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES VIRTUALLY
Including our international staff, local partners, interns, and field guides to strengthen your understanding of real market opportunities.
TAILOR YOUR LEARNING WHILST GAINING TRANSFERABLE ACADEMIC CREDIT*
With bonus elective units such as Social Enterprise in International Development, and Principles of Entrepreneurship.
DETERMINE THE TYPE OF IMPACT YOU WANT TO HAVE
By working with early-stage technology development, growing social enterprises or certified B Corps pioneering social change.
COLLABORATE IN A TEAM OF TOP STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
Enhancing your emotional intelligence skills whilst creating multi-disciplinary and innovative solutions.
RECEIVE A FOUNDATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTING
Upon successful completion to showcase your skills and experience on LinkedIn or your CV.
ONE OF A KIND
Our Industry Experts
CEO of Smartgroup corporation whom in 15 years went from less than $1m revenue to be listed on the ASX200
DR SARAH CROWE
Ophthalmic Surgeon MD, PhD, FRANZCO
Founder of the Remarkables Group, Author, Emerging Entrepreneur of the year and B&T 30 under 30
CoFounder of Game Core, Engineer, Strategy Manager for Commonwealth Bank and Business Manager have been a few of Cody’s titles
Involved in high-growth businesses for the past 20 years, three of which were spent in Silicon Valley in the USA
Founder of Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT)
“Especially now, and always, developing your personal and professional self virtually is going to be increasingly critical“
“That means the ability to work as a team, communicate effectively and succinctly, maintain creativity and innovation while either working from home, or from separate cities across the world. The current climate showcases this opportunity, the need for projects and skill sets to quickly translate to different mediums while maintaining momentum. The need for student leaders, new ideas, and problem solving has never been more important”
Jess Arvela, National Head of University Engagement | Co-Founder
Connecting young change-makers and technology partners you will be testing social enterprise solutions in real world contexts at the very early stages. This is an opportunity to deeply understand our community members and work with them to develop meaningful social impact.
November 26 – December 22, 2020
January 4 – 29, 2021
February 1 – 26, 2021
May 10 – June 4, 2021
June 7 – July 2, 2021
June 28 – July 23, 2021
OPHTHALMOLOGY & OPTICAL – 4IZE
4ize manufacturers flat pack prescription spectacles at minimal cost, able to be prescribed by anyone who has undergone a simple 30 minute training process, increasing access and affordability to ophthalmology.
3 Good Health and Wellbeing, 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Agricultural Data Consulting – DArT
DArT addresses permaculture, genoming and sustainable agriculture across the developed and developing world using state of the art technology.
2 Zero Hunger, 15 Life on Land
Anti-Poaching & AI Technology
We have partners that are confidential under contract, who manufacture and install AI technology designed to identify and locate poachers in national parks across Africa, whose research and product we test, consult upon and protect.
15 Life on Land
EarthTech – Ecoplastile
Ecoplastile transform post-consumer waste into durable building materials, working with vulnerable communities and street youth who are compensated for collecting and sort plastic wastes through income or in exchange for micro-health insurance.
1 No Poverty, 3 Global Health and Wellbeing, 12 Responsible consumption and production, 14 Life below water
With the mission of realising the human right of communication globally, PicSeePal is the world’s first portable, customizable, durable, affordable, splash proof, modular and easy to use Alternative Augmented Communication (AAC) device.
10 Reduced Inequalities
BClinics – Zenko
Zenko is Japanese for ‘good deeds’, which embodies their mission of making it simple and easy for businesses to buy planet-friendly office supplies and reduce carbon emissions and waste through their online platform.
12 Responsible consumption and production
Bushfire Ready is developing an automatic Bushfire Attack Level Assessment (BALA) Generator that will cut down the five-hour assessment to less than one hour. The AI-driven process allows homeowners to quickly and easily bushfire-ready their homes and get better prepared for the bushfire season.
11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
Whrrl provides farmers with warehouse storage and a blockchain-secured receipt of value for their harvest, allowing farmers to get working capital loans rather than selling their harvest at low prices just to stay afloat.
8 Decent work and economic growth
Circular Textiles is a sustainble uniform supplier for school and businesses that produces garments made from recycled polymers and biodegradable natural fibres. Circular Textiles leverages the closed loop process to reduce waste and pass on savings to subsidise uniform costs for low-income families.
12 Responsible consumption and production