At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact.
Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free.
Join us every week viaZoom for a highly interactive session and come with questions, your challenges, or favorite tips on building a career of social impact. We will do our best to guide you in this time of crisis.
When: We will be online at Noon Eastern Standard time every Thursday for the foreseeable future as long as there is interest from our community. You only need to register once to participate (see below for a full Questions & Answers on this initiative.)
Focus of the Sessions: Most weeks we will pick a theme based on the feedback from our community, but we will welcome a broad range of questions. For our Session on Thursday August 27th at 12 pm EST Miranda Williamson will be our guest on Applying to Grad School for a Career of Impact. Miranda (full bio below) has over 10 years working on innovation in higher education, student services & service learning. She currently is Director of Search at Watson Institute and previously was the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services at University of San Diego Kroc School of Peace Studies.
This will be a very interactive session in which Miranda will offer guidance of how to make the right decision to attend graduate school or not, how to find the right programs for one’s interest and most importantly key tips for increasing one’s chances of a successful application for social impact focused programs. She will also share strong insights from her many years working in admissions, recruiting and program development in higher education.
Miranda Williamson has spent her entire adult life in higher education, first as a student and later as an administrator. She positioned her career to focus on social justice oriented work within higher education, working in various roles, such as Event Coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center, Student Leaders for Service Coordinator for Portland State University, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach for University of San Diego, and Director of Search for Watson Institute. Through her role at the University of San Diego Kroc School of Peace Studies and Watson Institute, she became intimately familiar with unique aspects and details important to admission committees for social justice oriented programs specifically. Believing strongly in building pathways to higher education, Miranda began hosting webinars focused on demystifying grad school applications. She believes that all grad school applicants should be presented with the tools to succeed.
Why is PCDN doing this? Because we are dedicated to helping changemakers at all stages access the tools, resources and information to advance careers of impact. Plus, PCDN.global was created to help as many people as possible around the globe and we’re even more committed to service this trying period.
How do I sign up? Register here . Once your registration has been approved, you will receive information on how to participate.
How do I participate? Each week we will be on Zoom Participants will receive information via email about how to login. You will either need to download Zoom on your computer, tablet/smartphone (we recommend using the app to be able to have a more engaging experience) or you can call in via phone via the numbers provided.
Is there any cost to participating? No, to help as many people as possible it is free.
Can I participate when I want? Yes, all you need to do is register. Then you can join in whenever you have time. These are designed to be dropped in chats.
How can I ensure my questions are addressed? While we will make an effort to address as many questions as possible, we cannot guarantee we will be able to get to everyone. Questions can be posted at anytime in the Social Change Career Helping Line or free to drop us an email at info(at)pcdn.global
Where else can I go for help? PCDN offers a number of ways we help our community for free including
- We highly recommend joining our free Social Change Career Helping Line. This is the world’s first free, peer and expert sourced space for building careers of impact. Members (to date we have 3600 members from over 140 countries) can get support and share their own insights 24/7.
- We also produce the Social Change Career Podcast featuring some of the world’s leading changemakers & innovators who share their journeys to building a career of impact. We cover diverse sectors from peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, tech and social change, impact investing, humanitarian relief, startups and more. Each episode includes in-depth actionable advice for changemakers.
- Subscribe to our newsletters and get the world’s best curated content (including jobs, fellowships, funding, events, news & inspiration) connected to the SDGs and all things impact) in your inbox.
- Read our Career Series. We have hundreds of posts on building a Career of Impact that you can access for free (and we continue to add more content).
- Check out our Opportunity Board Find jobs, fellowships, internships, funding, trainings, events and more in nearly every corner of the world.
What happens if I need more support in my career journey? We do offer very affordable career coaching that includes customized one-on-one coaching to help you get from passion to hired. We are uniquely qualified as we have over four decades of combined experience in the social sector, have conducted groundbreaking published research on building careers of impact, have built NGOs, social enterprises, worked & consulted at leading academic institutions, NGOs and conducted programming, evaluation and impact work in multiple sectors. We’ve also hired many people, mentored hundreds of people around the globe, and also had successes and of course some real failures (quitting jobs, working for organizations that run out of funding and more). We have a 20% discount on our career services during the covid-19 epidemic. If you have questions get in touch or setup a free 15 minute exploratory chat.
Will sessions be recorded/viewable later?
We are recording many of the sessions to be viewable later (we will let people know prior to each session if it will be recorded). If you have a sensitive question that you would like us to raise in the session anonymously drop us an email with your request at info(at)pcdn.global.
What are you doing to help ensure the security/privacy of participants?
To help ensure security we are having people register and provide some basic info prior to the session. Only those who have registered can participate. If you have a sensitive question that you would like us to raise in the session anonymously drop us an email with your request at info(at)pcdn.global