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 Becoming a Changemaker: A career with impact

Craig Zelizer

September 16, 2022

PCDN is pleased to announce our next  Social Change Career Podcast Livestream. 

This session is supported by the -funded master’s degree or certificate in peace and development studies. 

In our upcoming session, learn from leading social innovator Alex Budak on Becoming a Changemaker: A career with impact

In this livestream session Alex will share his applicable insights from his high-impact and diverse career in the social entrepreneurship sector founding social enterprises, advising leading changemakers and teaching + supporting students in their career paths. 

He will highlight key tips for how to advance a high-impact career in the socent sector, explore the key skills in demand and pathways to develop them, and reflections on the wonders and challenges of undertaking a career that puts “social good” at the center.  


Alex Budak is a social entrepreneur, faculty member at Berkeley Haas, and the author of Becoming a Changemaker. At UC Berkeley, Alex created and teaches the transformative course, “Becoming a Changemaker,” and is a Lecturer and Faculty Director for Berkeley Executive Education programs. As a social entrepreneur, he co?founded StartSomeGood.com, ran Sweden’s most prominent social innovation incubator, Reach for Change and helped Change.org raise $30 million. He has given talks on leadership, entrepreneurship, and changemaking around the world from Cambodia to Ukraine to the Arctic Circle, and at the White House, UN Agencies, and leading companies.

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on  Linkedin & Youtube or Twitter. The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed September 27 at 1 pm EST.

Why is PCDN doing this? We are deeply committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. We only have one planet and one life, and our goal is to help as many people put impact & changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent +startup, training and more) + tons of members only benefits please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests and there is usually time for questions from the audience. 

Check out the Rotary Peace Fellowship

This session is supported by the Every year, 130 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world.

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