Announcing a free non-credit course at King’s to help you understand the possibilities, dig deeper into your values and interests, and frame your abilities for potential employers.
This course will be your passport to the changing landscape of work, helping you to chart a course towards your goals, speak the language of this foreign land, and unlock opportunities you didn’t even know existed.
A special emphasis will be placed on the compatibility between a liberal arts education and opportunities in the innovation space. For us, this includes small to medium sized not-for-profits, social enterprises, and businesses that are trying something new and creative and are driven by a desire to make an impact on the world. These enterprises, and business in general, value the “human skills” that a liberal arts education cultivates. Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation will help make the connection between what you have to offer and what employers need.
Participants wishing to follow the course with a paid summer internship in the innovation space will receive support to help their prospective employer access funds to hire them. Eligibility conditions apply.
Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation is a hybrid program (part online and part on-campus) that consists of six online modules (asynchronous) and six on-campus group coaching sessions of one hour each.
You’ll come away from the program able to:
To make it easy to fit the program into your schedule, you’ll have two weeks to complete each online module, which includes about 90 minutes of short videos, tools, tip sheets, and activities.
The on-campus coaching sessions will take place on six Tuesdays throughout the term from 11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb 8, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, Apr. 5). In case of bad weather, we will meet virtually.
King’s alum Dr. Dawn Henwood is a former English professor who is now an entrepreneur serving the startup ecosystem. Dawn’s company, Clarity Studio, helps innovators express complex ideas clearly and simply, in ways that connect with their audience and make great things happen.
Read more about Dawn’s career journey and the origins of the course in this article by student journalist Josh Neufeldt.
All King’s students are invited to enroll in this non-credit course regardless of year of study or program. Enrollment is absolutely free. Reserve your spot today! Registration ends January 13, 2022.
For more information, contact Joanna Sheridan, Public Humanities and Experiential Learning Coordinator, at email@example.com.
King’s Experiential Learning Program (KELP) is made possible with assistance from the RBC Foundation through its Future Launch initiative.